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Tax Cuts, Lending Upticks Make Small Business Headlines

Small businesses got some welcome news this week — in the form of President Donald Trump’s proposed tax cuts. In addition, a recent report suggests that small business loans at institutional lenders and small banks are on the rise. You can read about these news items and more in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup. Finance Small Businesses Big Winners in Proposed Trump Tax Cuts Historic tax cuts for American small businesses could be just around the corner. In an announcement at the White House today, Treasury…

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President Trump Proclaims the Start of National Small Business Week 2017

National Small Business Week is here once again! The week started off as it has since the early 1960s, with a Presidential proclamation. This year, President Donald Trump heralded the beginning of National Small Business Week with the following statement: “During Small Business Week, we celebrate our Nation’s small business owners, whose entrepreneurship and hard work bring jobs and prosperity to our communities. Small business owners embody the American pioneering spirit and remind us that determination can turn aspiration into achievement. This week, we affirm our commitment to removing government…

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Just a small cut in saturated fats ‘reduces heart disease risk’

“Swapping butter and meat for olive oil and fish does cut the risk of heart disease,” The Times reports. The headline is prompted by the findings from a US study involving data from over 100,000 men and women, followed for more than 20 years. The results showed that consumption of different types of saturated fats was associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease. The researchers also found that replacing just 1% of energy consumed in the form of saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats, monounsaturated fats, wholegrain carbohydrates or plant…

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Small implanted device can fight breast cancer

A small device implanted under the skin can improve breast cancer survival by catching cancer cells, slowing the spread of tumours in other organs and allowing time to intervene with surgery or other therapies. These findings, reported in the journal Cancer Research, suggest a path for identifying metastatic cancer early and intervening to improve outcomes. Metastatic cancer is a cancer that has spread from the part of the body where it started (the primary site) to other parts of the body, according to American Cancer Society. “This study shows that…

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With the iPhone SE, Apple Hopes Small Is Big Again

Apple Inc on Monday launched its least expensive iPhone, the $399 (roughly Rs. 27,000) iPhone SE (Pictures), filling a hole in its product lineup with a small-screen model that targets new customers in emerging markets and fans of smaller phones as the company tries to reverse falling phone sales. The low-key launch, held at the technology company’s Cupertino, California campus rather than its traditional splash at a much larger venue in San Francisco, did not wow tech experts or investors. But the new mid-range model was seen as necessary to…

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