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  • Jackson Co. chamber offers grants to store owners

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce has presented grants to 20 small businesses. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1exz2dm ) the $2,500 grants are part of the 2014 facade grant program, designed to encourage business owners to improve their storefronts' curb...

  • Hoeness tax case has Germans dashing to confess

    BERLIN (AP) — The high-profile tax evasion trial against former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has prompted a surge in the number of Germans turning themselves in to authorities for failing to properly declare their taxes. Munich daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Wednesday that some...

  • China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q

    BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses. The world's second-largest economy grew 7.4 percent from a...

  • Credit Suisse profits down 34 percent

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Swiss bank Credit Suisse says its net profit fell 34 percent in the first quarter, more than expected, as bond-market woes hurt earnings at its investment banking business. Profit dropped to 859 million Swiss francs ($979 million) from 1.303 billion francs in the...

  • Ed Markey to outline 'business plan' for state

    BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is planning to outline what he's calling his "Massachusetts Business Plan" during a speech in Boston on Wednesday. The plan focuses on encouraging entrepreneurs who are educated in Massachusetts to stay and innovate here. Markey says that will require...

  • Wawa convenience stores mark 50th anniversary

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wawa convenience stores are celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, but customers will be getting the gifts. The chain is offering free cups of coffee on Wednesday to mark a half-century since the first shop opened in suburban Philadelphia. Grahame Wood established...

  • ASML sees lull in orders from computer chip makers

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — ASML Holding NV, the largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers such as Intel and Samsung, says it sees only incremental sales gains in the coming two quarters. The Veldhoven, Netherlands-based company, a bellwether for the semiconductor industry, Wednesday...

  • Jobless rate up for 57 Kentucky counties in 2013

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say annual unemployment rates rose last year for 57 of the state's 120 counties but dropped for 51 counties. Meanwhile, the rates for 12 counties stayed the same from 2012 to 2013, and Kentucky's rate of 8.3 percent was also unchanged during the...

  • Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit pension fund that covers all retirees except former police officers and firefighters says it has reached a tentative agreement with the bankrupt city. Tina Bassett, a spokeswoman for the city's general pension fund, says retirees would see a 4.5 percent cut and...

  • 2 win $300,000 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A project to start a culinary hub and another to create a high-end digital fabric printing facility are the two winners of this year's $300,000 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships. The Rhode Island Foundation announced the winners Wednesday. They each receive a...

  • CORRECTION: China's economic growth slows to 7.4 percent, slowest since third quarter of 2012

    BEIJING (AP) — CORRECTION: China's economic growth slows to 7.4 percent, slowest since third quarter of 2012.

  • House Republicans aim for JOBS Act 2.0

    House Republicans are trying to recreate the success of the JOBS Act, two years after its passage. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, intended to reduce capital costs for startups by deregulating some aspects of securities law, was one of the rare bipartisan legislative efforts of the...

  • Mr. Regulation: Obama adds 17,522 pages of new regs, has 3 years to go

    President Obama's administration has added a whopping 17,522 pages of new regulations, expanding the "Code of Federal Regulations" by 11 percent with still three more years in office, a report from Competitive Enterprise Institute says. According to a new report from Clyde Wayne Crews, CEI's...

  • Republicans should hammer away on the growth theme

    Sizing up last week's unexpected congressional win by Florida Republican David Jolly, Kim Strassel of the Wall Street Journal wrote, "The Republicans who win this fall will be those who have serious answers to the attacks leveled on them -- about Obamacare, the economy, women's and seniors'...

  • Benjamin Netanyahu and California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign pro-business pact

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.



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