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Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth

Mel Gravely, president of TriVersity Construction, poses in his office in front of some paintings of work his company has done, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Cincinnati. Gravely’s company joined a program called a minority business accelerator even before he bought a controlling interest in the Cincinnati-based company in 2006. It helped the company get started and win contracts that have helped Triversity’s revenue double. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn’t have mentors to guide it.

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US retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March

In this March 24, 2014 photo, a pedestrian passes a J.Crew store in the Shadyside shopping district of Pittsburgh. The Commerce Department reports on retail sales for March on Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.

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