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Elizabeth Holmes gets emotional under fire by prosecutors

Nov. 30, 2021 20:02 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — One-time entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, under questioning by prosecutors, struggled Tuesday to recall key events that led to her facing criminal fraud charges for allegedly fleecing investors and customers of her failed blood-testing startup Theranos. ...

Report: Free deal for Colorado COVID effort costs taxpayers

Nov. 22, 2021 12:52 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado paid more than $630,000 last year to a group of personal and business associates of Gov. Jared Polis that had ostensibly volunteered to help the state manage its way through the COVID-19 pandemic by tracking people’s movements, records show. ...

Black entrepreneurs in Miami feel bypassed by the tech boom

Nov. 21, 2021 03:11 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Black hair care is often overlooked by venture capitalists, a world that remains distant from Black and Brown communities. Only 2% of venture capitalists are Black men and only 1% are Black women. Miami entrepreneur Rishielle Giscombe is undeterred. In an...

As tourism brightens, Times Square hopes to regain luster

Nov. 20, 2021 10:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Cohen has been yearning for a return to the days when business boomed at his family's souvenir shop in Times Square. While tourists have begun returning, foot traffic into Grand Slam souvenirs is still not what it was before the coronavirus...

How to bounce back after a business fails

Nov. 18, 2021 07:12 AM EST

For small-business owners, failure isn’t an option — it’s a reality. For example, consider the roughly 733,000 businesses that launched in the U.S. in the year leading up to March 2016. Only about half made it to March 2021, according to the Bureau of Labor...

Miami mayor seeks 2nd term as he raises national profile

Oct. 31, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is hoping to easily secure a second term Tuesday, with his reelection campaign showing he can raise millions as he seeks to elevate his profile at a national level. Suarez, 44, gained name recognition for launching an effort to...

Nonprofit opens to help business owners in Fredericksburg

Oct. 24, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — When Brittany Henry first started her marketing and communications business, she was a stay-at-home mom with no other job, and her family desperately needed a second income to cover the cost of health insurance. Henry said she approached a...

1st Black cannabis entrepreneurs expo coming to New Orleans

Oct. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Peter Labat and his wife Venia are a bit bemused, but also excited, to be among a group of around 2,000 budding marijuana entrepreneurs slated to participate in the first ever Black CannaCon in late November at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. ...

W.Va. native finds passion for helping small business owners

Oct. 10, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — In the mid-’90s Judy Moore decided to open her own business as a travel agent. Like most small businesses, it lasted only about a year. Moore said she believes her business was unsuccessful partly because of the growing...

Organization aims to help businesses, grow Central Louisiana

Oct. 10, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — We Make Good Stuff. That’s the message Louisiana Central wants to send out about manufacturing in the 10-parish area that it represents. Formerly known as CLEDA (Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance), the regional economic development...