Female-Owned Businesses Are on the Rise

To explain what is means to be a ‘mompreneur’ in 2019, we spoke with Julie Gordon White, an award-winning entrepreneur, business coach, and best selling business author.

2018 in review: Closing businesses in Connecticut

As 2018 draws to a close, we are taking a look back at some of the other closings we’ve seen this year. New 8’s Kent Pierce is live with some of the stores that are no longer with us. 

California businesses face reality of electrical outages

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Retailers and other businesses, from hardware chains to coffee shops, are dealing with a new economic reality of electrical outages in Northern California. Many struggled to keep their businesses open on the second day after the nation’s biggest utility Pacific Gas & Electric cut off power to more than a million […]

Protesters in Haiti burn businesses in push to oust leader

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of protesters seeking to oust President Jovenel Moise attacked businesses and government buildings across Haiti Friday, creating chaos on the streets after a weeks-long shutdown of vital services that has damaged the country’s ailing economy and shaken the president’s already tenuous position. In the capital, Port-au-Prince, hundreds of opposition supporters […]

The Latest: UK govt: Businesses not ready for no-deal Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s planned departure from the European Union: (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The British government says U.K. citizens and businesses are not prepared for leaving the European Union without a divorce agreement, and a no-deal Brexit could see the number of trucks coming through a key Channel crossing fall […]

Mayor charged with taking bribes to help pot businesses

BOSTON (AP) — A young Massachusetts mayor’s tortuous tenure took another strange turn Friday when he was arrested on charges that he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate marijuana businesses. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, who became the old mill city’s youngest mayor when he was elected in […]

Nigerians attack South African businesses in retaliation

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — South African-owned businesses operating in Nigeria are being targeted with violence in retaliation for xenophobic attacks carried out against Africans working in South Africa. Police in South African arrested more than 100 people in five areas impacted by days of violence in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Amid a growing outcry about the […]

Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California’s efforts to rein in its vast illegal market. State regulators and licensed businesses had been pressuring the company to ban […]

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