Small Business

KM4 | Getty Images They brew beer, make musical instruments, publish children’s books and design headphones. Their industries are diverse, but they all have something in common: They represent American small and medium-sized businesses that rely on China either for production or essential equipment. And they are dreading President Donald Trump’s latest round of tariffs
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BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont has a labor problem — its workforce is one of the oldest in the nation, and it’s dwindling. To combat the decline, the state has launched a new financial program to attract younger workers. With the U.S. workforce nearing full employment, Vermont’s Remote Worker Grant Program is offering incentives to workers
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Kevin O’Leary Scott Mlyn | CNBC “Mr. Wonderful” Kevin O’Leary, looking through the prism of his more than 50 “Shark Tank” companies, raves about the U.S. economy. “Most of the Sharks have a similar portfolio,” O’Leary told CNBC on Wednesday. “It’s an amazing index on America’s economy because they’re almost in every state, in every
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President Donald Trump greets well-wishers after arriving at Des Moines International Airport, en route to a campaign fundraising dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, June 11, 2019. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Donald Trump’s popularity with the general public has been wobbly but his standing with business continues to be strong. Small business owners in particular
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms waits to speak at the Atlanta Press Club luncheon, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Atlanta. Andrea Smith | AP City governments are under assault from ransomware, malicious software that infects entire computer networks, freezing up important files and equipment until the organization pays for a key to unlock the information.
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Sandra Payne, owner of Denver Concrete Vibrator. CNBC Sandra Payne said she held out for as long as possible before raising her prices. The owner of Denver Concrete Vibrator, which manufactures equipment that strengthens and settles concrete for infrastructure projects, said tariffs finally took a toll on her business. Raising prices modestly became necessary to
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