Posts Tagged Small business

Gay business owners still face challenges

In this Monday, April 21, 2014 photo, Dave Greenbaum, who runs a computer repair business, gets into his vehicle outside his house in Lawrence, Kan. Despite increasing acceptance of homosexuality in the U.S., gay small business owners like Greenbaum say they still encounter discrimination from possible customers and investors. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

NEW YORK (AP) — It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he’s gay.

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Advocates push for junk-food tax on Navajo Nation

In this April 2011, file photo, professional golfer Notah Begay III talks to students in Albuquerque, N.M., about his mission to combat diabetes among Native American youth. The latest effort on the Navajo Nation, the country's largest reservation, is to use the tax system to spur people to ditch junk food. A proposed 2 percent sales tax on chips, cookies and sodas failed Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in a Tribal Council vote. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.

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AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

In this Oct. 19, 2009 file photo, the AT&T logo is on display at a RadioShack store in Gloucester, Mass. AT&T on Monday, April 21, 2014 said that it plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.

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Company gets help and is now dressed for success

In this Thursday, April 17, 2014 photo, James McCain organizes shelves containing Tessamae's dressing and sauces at the company's offices in Essex, Md. When Tessemae’s salad dressing quickly became a hit at Whole Foods stores, the owners of the family-run company were thrilled. But success was a mixed blessing for people with little experience in navigating the grocery business. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NEW YORK (AP) — When Tessemae’s salad dressing quickly became a hit, the owners of the family-run condiment company were faced with the reality that they needed help navigating the grocery business.

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