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Antique Stores Seeing More 20-Somethings

“I would rather go to an antique store instead of a furniture store like IKEA because I can find more unique pieces with character and personality.”


Voluteers help the owners of Sam's Meat Market clean up after their business was looted during another night of rioting following protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Looters ransacked several businesses for several hours as police held a position nearby with military grade weapons and armored personnel carriers (APC). Violent outbreaks have taken place almost nightly in Ferguson since the shooting death of Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Small Business Adminstration Looks to Help Businesses Affected by Ferguson Unrest

The SBA is taking low-interest loan applications from businesses that suffered a substantial hit from the August chaos in Ferguson.


Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon  (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Mo. Gov. Nixon Signs Small-Business Tax Break

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed into law a measure offering a tax break for some small businesses in Missouri.


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Tax Credits for Startup Businesses

The measure would create a 50 percent tax credit for people who invest up to $100,000 in young companies.



Small Businesses Not Reaping Health Care Reform Benefits

“It’s a matter of lack of information, and lack of understanding.”


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