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Tough Times Financing Small Businesses

Probably the toughest part of starting and running a small business--convincing a bank to loan you money--has gotten even harder in recent years. Banks have tightened credit, and loans to small businesses are down to a trickle. Minority businesses are even harder hit, getting turned down more often and facing less favorable loan terms--if they can get credit. We talk about the options out there for entrepreneurs trying to build a business in tough times.

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Johnny Depp Stars As Donald Trump (Yep, You Read That Right)

The online comedy outfit Funny or Die has created a fake made-for-TV movie based on Trump's 1987 best-selling business advice book, The Art of the Deal.
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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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South Carolina Voters Likely To Play Major Role In Sorting Out GOP Race

The next big Republican primary is just over a week from now in South Carolina, which has a strong track record for picking the eventual winner. The state also has a history of dirty politics.
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Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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