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Small-Business Loans Fueling Economic Growth

Bank loans and leases grew at a 7.7 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the sharpest increase since 2008, according to Federal Reserve data and SNL Financial.

Business
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Allergan Announces Growth, Cuts Jobs

Botox maker Allergan said it will cut about 13 percent of its workforce as part of an efficiency push on the same day it said second-quarter earnings grew 16 percent.

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Part-time Employment on the Rise

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor's numbers indicated part-time employment is on the rise, but at least one cynic questions the numbers. ...continue

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
President Obama signing executive order granting protections for LGBT workers (AP)

Obama Signs LGBT Worker Protections

President Obama on Monday extended employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the U.S. government and its contracting agencies.

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Green Economy & Conservation
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New Orleans Joins Butt Recycling Program

In New Orleans, discarded cigarette butts are being turned into something useful as the first of 50 butt recycling receptacles was installed downtown on Monday.







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