Small Business

2:14pm

Fri January 24, 2014
Business

Hesitant Banks Could Soon Open To Marijuana Industry

Financial instutitions have been reluctant to open accounts with marijuana businesses for fear of racketeering or money laundering charges. That could change soon.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

The “Cash Only” signs that are ubiquitous in Colorado’s marijuana businesses, medicinal or recreational, could soon be on the way out. Attorney General Eric Holder says the U.S. Department of Justice will soon issue guidelines meant to put skittish financial institutions at ease about dealing in the burgeoning marijuana industry.

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4:59am

Fri December 20, 2013
Agriculture

Sellers Squeezed By High Price Of Popcorn

A Del’s Popcorn shop employee in Decatur, Ill., starts the vintage popcorn popper. Del’s relies heavily on holiday sales, but is struggling with the high price of popcorn.
Credit Peter Gray / Harvest Public Media

U.S. popcorn sellers took a big hit from the 2012 drought, which caused one of the worst popcorn harvests in recent memory. Crops not irrigated were decimated and low supplies continue to force local candy shops and giant movie theater chains alike to pay high prices for the golden grain, biting into their profit margin.

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12:57am

Tue November 26, 2013
State Of American Small Business

Small Firms May Soon Turn To Crowdfunding To Sell Shares

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 11:28 am

iStockphoto

Crowdfunding is popular among musicians, filmmakers and artists looking for a way to finance their next project.

Now the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering rules that, for the first time, would allow small companies to solicit investments over the Internet and sell shares to the general public.

For some small firms, these new rules come as welcome news.

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1:46pm

Tue October 29, 2013

6:00am

Sat October 26, 2013
Colorado Flood

Six Weeks Post-Flood, Lyons Residents Finally Return

Spirit Hound Distillers Co-Founder Craig Englehorn surveys damage behind his East Lyons business on September 30, 2013 .
Grace Hood KUNC

About 1,000 residents displaced by flooding in Lyons can move back into their homes starting Saturday. That’s after the floods shredded essential water and sewer pipes — which then became contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

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