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WASHINGTON — U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) head Isabella Casillas Guzman announced that the Biden-Harris administration exceeded its small business federal contracting goal, awarding 27.2% or $154.2 billion in federal contract dollars to small businesses, an $8 billion increase fr…

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On Monday, PECO welcomed 21 individuals into its second cohort of the Helper Pool Pre-Apprenticeship Program. The program is designed to remove barriers to workforce entry by introducing participants to PECO’s safety and work culture. The program provides each participant with a mentor, and …

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Soki Wu's food stall, tucked in a food court in a shopping mall in Singapore, is a crowd favorite for its fresh, juicy "chicken rice," a national dish. But customers recently began complaining that his chicken didn't taste quite as good as it used to.

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NEW YORK — Consumers picked up their spending from May to June, underscoring their resilience despite painfully higher prices at the gas pump and in grocery aisles and allaying fears that the economy might be on the verge of a recession.

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Starbucks is closing 16 stores in cities around the country, citing fears that its customers and workers were unsafe, despite training the company uses in skills like conflict de-escalation, dealing with an active shooter and how to engage community and emergency services.

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WASHINGTON — As Uber aggressively pushed into markets around the world, the ride-sharing service lobbied political leaders to relax labor and taxi laws, used a "kill switch'' to thwart regulators and law enforcement, channeled money through Bermuda and other tax havens and considered portray…

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This year, inflation has hit consumers hard in the pockets. Now it’s eating into their nest eggs in the form of lower interest rates on bank savings accounts and lower returns on stock market mutual funds in their 401k plans.

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NEW YORK — On a recent afternoon in Brooklyn, a man known as Moody stood behind his dark blue cart in front of the Bushwick location of BK Lobster, gingerly prying open Fanny Bay, bluepoint and Prince Edward Island oysters with his shucking knife and presenting them to customers on a bed of …