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Disaster loans: Closed Mississippi beaches hurt businesses

Jan. 17, 2020 5:21 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Low-interest disaster loans are available for small Mississippi businesses hurt by toxic bacteria that closed every mainland beach in the state during the summer. Those in adjacent counties in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana also are eligible. The federal Small Business...

WV Dems to focus on small businesses, infrastructure in 2020

Jan. 9, 2020 1:21 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Democrats on Thursday said their 2020 legislative platform will focus on education, infrastructure, small businesses and social services. Democrats in the GOP-led statehouse detailed their “West Virginians First” agenda at a press conference marking the...

Congolese refugee sews herself a new life in Kansas City

Dec. 27, 2019 1:01 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Liliane Lemani’s infant daughter lay lifeless on the floor. A rebel in the Democratic Republic of Congo had slammed the child down and stomped on her tiny body. Lemani was 23, pregnant again and herself badly beaten. She’ll never forget what she saw that night, 14...

New Hampshire gets funding for renewable energy projects

Dec. 14, 2019 12:01 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation has announced nearly $600,000 for a range of renewable energy projects. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas said the state will receive $577,276 in federal funding from the U.S. Department...

Mississippi business group offers loans for flood recovery

Dec. 13, 2019 7:31 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Small Business Administration is now offering low-interest loans to homeowners, businesses and nonprofit organizations who suffered losses when torrential rain caused widespread flooding last spring. The National Weather Service estimated some south Mississippi areas...