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October 3, 2014 By Mitchell Hall for America's Backbone Weekly Business condition improvements, women starting businesses, southern counties best weathered recession ...Read More »
September 20, 2014 By Lotus Abrams for America's Backbone Weekly SMB owners have positive outlook, health insurance offerings, climate change ...Read More »
Economic Growth Creates More Jobs Than There Are Seekers By Clip Syndicate Due to recent economic growth sparked by the oil boom, a Brownwood business is finding itself without an adequate supply of job seekers to fulfill their growing needs. ...Read More »
Business owner to pay $1 million By Clip Syndicate The Justice Department says a local company pretended to employ disabled veterans to get a military contract ...Read More »
Hatzius: Rate Hike (still) Coming September 2015 By Clip Syndicate After the Fed surprised Wall Street with a somewhat hawkish statement at the conclusion of its two-day meeting, pros were wondering just when Janet Yellen and company will move to raise rates. One of the most followed economists on the Street, Jan Hatzius of Goldman Sachs said Wednesday on CNBC's " Closing Bell " that despite the Fed's more aggressive wording, he's sticking with an earlier forecast calling for a September 2015 rate hike. ...Read More »
Trulia Falls 6% After Reporting Disappointing Q3 Revenue Of $67.1M By Clip Syndicate Shares of Trulia are down sharply after hours following the company posted in-line losses in its third quarter on disappointing revenue. The company lost $0.08 per share on a non-GAAP basis in the period from revenue of $67.1 million. Investors had expected the $0.08 per-share loss, which works out to a deficit of $2.8 million, but had expected revenue of $69.96 million. The company missed that by nearly $3 million.

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Visa Quarterly Profit Falls 10 Percent On Legal Provision By Clip Syndicate Visa, the world's largest credit and debit card company, reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit as improving consumer confidence worldwide encouraged more shoppers to use plastic. Visa's shares rose 4.6 percent to $224.59 in extended trading. On an adjusted basis, the company's net income rose 14 percent to $1.4 billion, or $2.18 per Class A share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30.

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Kraft Foods' Profit Falls As Price Hikes Hit Sales By Clip Syndicate Kraft Foods Group Inc said quarterly profit fell nearly 11 percent as price hikes, designed to offset higher commodity costs, hit demand for some of its popular cheese and meat products. The company's net income fell to $446 million, or 74 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 27 from $500 million, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue edged up 0.1 percent to $4.40 billion.

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China's Baidu Posts Third-quarter Revenue Below Analysts' Target By Clip Syndicate Baidu Incorporated posted a less-than-expected 52 percent surge in third-quarter revenue, even as mobile traffic for China's dominant Internet search engine continued to grow. The company, often referred to as China's Google, reported sales of $2.203 billion in the third quarter--lagging the $2.22 billion that analysts had expected on average.

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Moss Point Encourages Small Business Growth By Clip Syndicate Moss Point is encouraging small business growth in order to revitalize their city. ...Read More »

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