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A new White House initiative could mean small businesses will get paid faster (file photo)

Small Businesses Could Get Paid Faster

Dozens of large companies such as Apple, Honda and Coca-Cola have agreed to pay their suppliers more quickly in a bid to boost small businesses under President Obama's SupplierPay initiative.

Business
Wells Fargo posted a profit of 3 percent in the quarter (AP)

Wells Fargo Profit Up, Revenue Down

Wells Fargo said its second-quarter profit edged up 3 percent, helped by higher deposit balances and a drop in the amount of loans that went bad, but revenue slipped.

Auto Industry
2015 Dodge Challenger (Chrysler Group)

Challenger Raises Bar on Muscle Cars

Chrysler Group made its rivals eat dust last week with a 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger, but Ford and GM are close behind with their own revamped muscle cars.

Arts & Entertainment
espn, brand, value, history

How ESPN Became a $50B Sports Empire

ESPN has hit a sweet spot in a number of ways and remains immune from many of the ills surrounding other media companies. Its torrent growth pace may not yet be over.

Rankings
HispanicBusiness 100

Introducing the Hispanic-Business 100

While the HispanicBusiness 500 index long proved to be a solid barometer of the Hispanic market in this country, tough economic times have pared the number of companies that qualify for the index. We now introduce the HispanicBusiness 100.

Politics
obama, agenda, roadshow

President Obama Relishes Roadshow, but Agenda Still Stuck

Obama has long sought refuge outside of Washington when his frustrations with the nation's capital reach a boiling point. But his ability to rally public support in a way that results in progress for his legislative agenda has perhaps never been weaker than it is as he nears the midpoint of his second term.

Technology
Amazon drone (Sky News)

Amazon Asks OK for Drone Deliveries

Amazon has officially asked the FAA for permission to use drones to deliver packages to customers in half an hour or less as part of its Amazon Prime Air service.

Sports
Pau Gasol, rejects Lakers'

Pau Gasol Turns Down Lakers' Offer

Spanish veteran big man Pau Gasol has rejected an initial contract offer from the Los Angeles Lakers and is reportedly trying to decide whether to sign with the Chicago Bulls or the reigning-champion San Antonio Spurs.

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Conservation & Green Economy
A pipeline spill has dumped saltwater into the ground in the North Dakota oil patch (AP)

N.D. Pipeline Cleanup Could Take Weeks

A pipeline has leaked 1 million gallons of saltwater into the ground at a North Dakota Indian reservation, but company and tribal officials say the spill has been contained and hasn't affected drinking water.







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