Ami Kassar: Many Small-Business Owners Don't Understand the SBA

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Confusion can lead borrowers to high-interest loans.

Illinois Investigates Herbalife Over Consumer Complaints

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Herbalife defended its business practices after Illinois authorities said they were investigating the nutritional-supplement maker over consumer complaints.

AMD First-Quarter Loss Narrows

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s first-quarter loss narrowed as the chip maker reported a double-digit jump in sales.

Virtu Indefinitely Postpones IPO

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High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial Inc. has pulled the plug on its initial public offering plans for now.

EU Lifts Obstacles to Antitrust Damages

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But the new legislation, which will allow victims of cartels to seek damages, has been criticized for not adequately providing for class-action suits.

Home Depot Lumbers Into E-Commerce

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Home Depot is putting a lid on new-store openings and focusing its expansion efforts on e-commerce, which presents some logistical challenges for a retailer that sells a lot of bulky materials.

Actavis, Forest Labs Get Second FTC Request for Merger Info

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Actavis PLC, which in February unveiled an offer to acquire Forest Laboratories Inc., said both drug companies received a second Federal Trade Commission request for more information in connection with the deal.

Beware Tech Sector's Sputtering Starter Engine

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Signs of weakness in debuts from Weibo, Sabre and Paycom point to a snarl-up in Silicon Valley—and potential for further selloffs.

Lowe's to Settle EPA-Related Violations

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Lowe's to pay a $500,000 penalty, and also agrees to implement a program to minimize lead dust during renovations.

PetroChina Unit to Buy Remaining Stake in Oil-Sands Operation

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A unit of Chinese oil producer PetroChina will purchase the 40% stake it doesn't already own in an oil-sands operation in northern Alberta from Athabasca Oil Sands Corp. for 1.32 billion Canadian dollars.

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