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Mentors help minority firms create jobs

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG

Local chambers of commerce and economic development agencies have launched accelerators to help minority businesses improve operations and expand their customer base.



Din Tai Fung opens in U Village

By JOURNAL STAFF

Din Tai Fung has opened its fifth U.S. dumpling house in University Village.


Walgreens plans 2 stores in Fairbanks

The nation's largest drug store plans to open two locations in Fairbanks this year.


Here's how 3 business mentor programs work

By The Associated Press

Here is a look at minority business mentoring programs, called accelerators, in three metropolitan areas. All the programs aim to help already established companies owned by minorities win contracts with large companies and organizations.


Some low-paid workers wouldn't get wage hike

By ALAN FRAM

More than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the minimum, currently $7.25 an hour.


Amazon to collect taxes in Florida

Floridians who rely on Internet giant Amazon.com will have to soon start paying taxes on their online purchases.


Hwy. 520 bridge toll going up 2.5 percent

The state Transportation Commission has approved a 2.5 percent increase in the tolls on the Highway 520 floating bridge.


Windows 8 update goes back to the past

By ANICK JESDANUN

Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past.


$10M-plus homes are selling well

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN

In one week, a 50-acre waterfront estate in Connecticut sold for $120 million and a 52-acre estate nearby sold for $14.3 million.


Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines

Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.



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