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Initiative Helps Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

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by in Featured | Small Biz

Veterans who own small businesses in Arizona can save up to $3,000 by tapping into a new loan program called VetLoan Advantage. The program, offered by CDC Small Business Finance, features rebates and fee waivers associated with SBA-504 loans (for commercial real estate purchases) and Community Advantage loans for working capital, equipment purchases and other… Read More →

U.S. adds 155,000 jobs in December


U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff. The solid job growth wasn’t enough to reduce the unemployment rate, which remained 7.8 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The rate for November was revised up from an… Read More →

U.S. adds 171,000 jobs in October

by in Economy | Workforce

U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger in August and September than first thought. The solid job growth showed that the economy is strengthening slowly but consistently. The unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September. That was mainly because many more people began looking for work, and… Read More →

U.S. foreclosure filings hit 5-year low

by in Business News | Economy | Real Estate

U.S. foreclosure filings dropped to a five-year low in September as fewer homes were on track to be seized by lenders. But Arizona still ranked near the top on the foreclosure list. It was the second-consecutive monthly decline in filings, although there remains a sharp divergence along state lines, according to a report Thursday by… Read More →