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April 28, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Giving workers a raise, investing in new machinery. Small business owners have long wish lists to choose from if the Trump administration’s plan to lower tax rates becomes law — but most don’t expect to go on a hiring binge.

Some owners and small business…


Small business sales hit record in first quarter

April 27, 2017

Small businesses remain hot commodities, with first-quarter sales of companies reaching the highest point recorded by BizBuySell.com. The internet marketplace tallied the number of transactions reported by business brokers nationwide.

BizBuySell.com counted 2,368 closed transactions, up nearly 29…


Wisconsin dairy farmers face evaporating market

April 26, 2017

MADISON, Wis. — A handful of Wisconsin dairy farmers whose Canada market evaporated in a trade dispute were weighing offers from new buyers on Tuesday, but others were running out of time before an expiring contract risked putting them out of business.

“The milk market is tighter than…


Markets soar following French vote

April 25, 2017

NEW YORK  — U.S. stocks joined a worldwide surge higher Monday after the first round of France’s presidential election raised expectations that the European Union will hold together.

A candidate seen as pro-business won the most votes Sunday, and many investors expect him to…