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Small Businesses Still Pessimistic, NFIB says

Ian P. Murphy |

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB...

USDC Implicated in Campaign-Finance Issue

Ian P. Murphy |

A former executive of Newport Beach, Calif.-based US Dry Cleaning Corp....

R.R. Street prevails in Modesto case

Ian P. Murphy |

SAN FRANCISCO — Attorneys from Houston-based Hicks Thomas LLP announced...

House Passes Small-Business Relief Bill

Paul Partyka |

The House passed a bill Wednesday that provides $19.3 billion in tax...

EPA Outlines New Drinking-Water Strategy, Targets Perc

Ian P. Murphy |

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlined a...

Jobs Bill Includes Small-Business Incentives

Ian P. Murphy |

WASHINGTON — Companies hiring unemployed workers will be able to take a...

PROS Parts Buys Out Imparts

Ian P. Murphy |

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — PROS Parts announced it has acquired Charlotte, N.C...

FRSTeam's Fast Growth Attracts Attention

Ian P. Murphy |

HAYWARD, Calif. — The nationwide restoration franchise FRSTeam (Fabric...

Illinois Moves to Phase Out Perc

Ian P. Murphy |

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. — A legislative proposal that seeks to phase out the...

Proposed Amendment May Create Small-Business Jobs

Paul Partyka |

WASHINGTON — Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced an amendment last week...

Banks May Be Easing Lending Requirements, Federal Reserve Says

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — U.S. banks seem to be starting to ease requirements for...

Stimulus Funding for SBA Loans Lapses Again

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — Two stimulus provisions that reduced fees and boosted...

Who’s Cleaning Up in Illinois?

Dr. John Spomar Jr., DBA, CED |

The old saying, “There’s no sense crying over spilt milk” could apply to...

U.S. House Selects ClassiCleaners to Help 'Green' the Capitol

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives has chosen ClassiCleaners...

SPOT Earns PCI Security Certification

Jason Hicks |

DRAPER, Utah — SPOT Business Systems has received its Payment Card...

Small-Business Confidence Rises for the First Time in Three Months

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — Small-business confidence in the United States rose in...

Whirlpool Earnings More Than Double in Fourth-Quarter 2009

Jason Hicks |

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Whirlpool Corp.’s fourth-quarter net earnings...

Obama Proposes $30 Billion Small-Business Lending Fund

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — President Obama has proposed constructing a new government...

Coalition Says Foreign Hanger Manufacturers Are Evading Antidumping Order

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — A coalition of U.S. manufacturers has compiled evidence...

Illinois Task Force Urges Water Conservation for Chicago Area

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — The Regional Water Supply Planning Group, a task force funded...

Industry Defends Perc Use in D.C., Philadelphia

Ian P. Murphy |

WASHINGTON — Representatives of the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute...

DLI Brings Marketing Conference to Vegas

Jason Hicks |

LAUREL, Md. — The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) announced it...

SBA Small-Business Lending Begins to Rebound, Still Lags Pre-Recession Levels

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) flagship lending...

Martinizing Dry Cleaning Makes Entrepreneur Franchise 500 for Fifth Year

Jason Hicks |

LOVELAND, Ohio — Entrepreneur magazine has ranked Martinizing Dry...

Rotary, Zengeler Cleaners Collect 3,200 Coats for U.S. Veterans

Jason Hicks |

NORTHBROOK, Ill. — The Libertyville Rotary Sunrise chapter, in...

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