Posts Tagged Small business

Fair Trade brings big sales and a clear conscience

In this July 14, 2014 photo, Jim Munson, owner of Brooklyn Roasting Company, poses for photos in New York. Sales of the company’s Free Trade coffee have soared from $900,000 in 2011 to $4.4 million last year, and are expected to reach $6 million in 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Roasting Co. has a booming business based on helping people thousands of miles away.

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Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

A view of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse that houses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Washington. Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

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Contrarian’s case: Why US could dip into recession

In this July 9, 2014 photo, economist David Levy poses for picture in his office in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. Levy, who oversees the Levy Forecast, a newsletter analyzing the economy that his family started in 1949, says the United States is likely to fall into a recession next year triggered by downturns in other countries, the first time in modern history. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.

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