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China’s Trade Rebounds in May as Anti-Virus Curbs Ease | Business News
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China’s Trade Rebounds in May as Anti-Virus Curbs Ease | Business News

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business WriterBEIJING (AP) — China’s trade growth rebounded in May after anti-virus restrictions that shut down Shanghai and other industrial centers began to ease.Exports surged 16.9% over a year earlier to $308.3 billion, up from April’s 3.7% growth, a customs agency statement said Thursday. Imports rose gained 4.1% to $229.5 billion, accelerating from the previous month’s 0.7%.China’s trade has been dampened by weak export demand and curbs imposed to fight outbreaks in Shanghai, site of the world’s busiest port, and other cities. Consumer demand was crushed by rules that confined millions of families to their homes.Forecasters have cut estimates for China’s economic growth to as low as 2% this year, well below the ruling Communist Party’s target of 5.5%. Some expect...
Cheeses sold in 9 states recalled due to listeria concerns
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Cheeses sold in 9 states recalled due to listeria concerns

An array of cheeses sold in supermarket delis in nine states are being recalled because the cheddar, brie, pecorino and other products are potentially contaminated with listeria, a harmful bacteria, according to a notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The possibly tainted cheeses were produced during the first week of May and sent to grocery stores including Fareway, Price Chopper and Super Saver in nine states: Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota. For a full list of the more than 90 retail locations were the recalled cheeses were distributed and can be returned for a refund, click here. One of eight cheese types being recalled by a Missouri company. ...
Ownership, Distractions and a LinkedIn Wrap Up – Small Business Show Episode 330
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Ownership, Distractions and a LinkedIn Wrap Up – Small Business Show Episode 330

This week on The Small Business Show, your hosts Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean discuss choosing your ownership and why distractions can be valuable. Then it’s a wrap-up of LinkedIn with a focus on how to use the platform to grow your business, make connections and build your personal brand. Join us!       00:00:00 Small Business Show #330 for Wednesday, June 2, 2021 00:01:01 Seth Godin: “If you want to run an organization you’re proud of, choose your ownership as carefully as you choose your employees.” 00:07:46 The Value of a Distraction 00:12:29 SPONSOR: Custom Comet creates custom merchandise for your business. Air fresheners, coasters, coffee sleeves, stickers, and more. Let Custom Comet help your brand create a unique and memorable promotional product. Mention Small Business Show ...
Best Work Shirts for Men
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Best Work Shirts for Men

If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.Finding good work shirts for men is just as important as finding a good pair of work shoes or work boots. However, the fashion and clothing world can be a difficult realm to navigate thanks to the tons of shirting options available.Ideally, you want men’s work shirts that are durable, comfortable, and with a dash of style. You also need to think about the price and how easy it is to care for the shirt. Whether you are looking for uniform work shirts, short sleeve work shirts, or long sleeve work shirts for men, we have rounded up some of the top picks for you.Best Men’s Work ShirtsTop Pick: Carhartt Men’s Rugged Flex Rigby Long Sleeve Work ShirtRunner Up: Dickies Men’s Short Sleeve Work ShirtB...
Top Three Tips for Choosing Business Phone System
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Top Three Tips for Choosing Business Phone System

A business phone system is a vital part of any modern-day business’ communications with its suppliers, customers, and the world at large. Quite simply, no modern business can function without a phone system. However, choosing a business phone system can be challenging, as there are so many options to pick from. Here are three tips that will help you to choose the right phone system for your business based on your needs and wants. So, read on. 1. Familiarize yourself with the available technology Business phone systems have come a long way, and there’s an abundance of tech to explore. The variety can, of course, be mind-boggling, especially if you aren’t aware of what’s available in the market. That’s why, way before you even think of investing in a business phone system, it’s important t...
Open House Shows What’s Cooking at Calverton Food Business Incubator |
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Open House Shows What’s Cooking at Calverton Food Business Incubator |

Left to right: Amani Hosein, legislative aide for Jonathan Kornreich; Brookhaven Town Council Member Jonathan Kornreich; Samantha Sherman, owner of The Hampton Grocer; Emily Murphy, legislative aide for Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker; and Michael Iasilli, legislative aide for Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming. Ever wonder what is going on behind the doors of Stony Brook’s Calverton Food Business Incubator?  Ever thought about starting a cooking business?  Ever want to see what foodies really love doing?  All of this was on display the afternoon of Wednesday, June 1 , when the incubator opened its doors to community members, investors, representatives, and market buyers. Thirty-six start-up food companies showcased their workspace and provi...
Woman arrested and charged with trespassing at SpaceX facility looking for Elon Musk
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Woman arrested and charged with trespassing at SpaceX facility looking for Elon Musk

A woman has been arrested and charged with trespassing after entering a SpaceX facility in Texas, claiming she was an employee and wanted to speak with Elon Musk, police said.Cameron County sheriff's deputies got a call about a trespasser at the SpaceX Stargate facility on Wednesday and the company's security personnel said she was roaming around on the fifth floor of one of the buildings, the sheriff's office said in a statement. She was later identified as Nivea Rose Parker of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who is not an employee of SpaceX. On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Cameron County Sheriff Deputies responded to the SpaceX Stargate Facility located at 1 Rocket Road, Brownsville, Texas, in reference to a trespasser. pic.twitter.com/H7VUM63NCp— Sheriff Eric Garza (@SheriffGarza) Jun...
Employee Reviews and What to do When You’re Stuck – Small Business Show 331
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Employee Reviews and What to do When You’re Stuck – Small Business Show 331

What’s the best way to manage employee reviews for your team? Should you use an objective, numerical rating system or stick with a more subjective process? Join us today as your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton discuss ways to make reviews a productive and positive experience for employees and employers. After a message from our sponsor, Streak, then it’s time for listener questions where Kevin tells us that our pie-in-the-sky optimism isn’t working for him. We get down to Earth and offer Kevin some action tips to help him get out from being stuck working for someone else. It’s hard work, but we know you can do it, Kevin! If you have a question for Dave or Shannon, contact us at [email protected]! 00:00:00 Small Business Show #331 for Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Listener Questions today! ...
Best Shop Vac Options for Your Business in 2022
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Best Shop Vac Options for Your Business in 2022

If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.From different workshops to construction sites, Shop Vacs are an essential tool. Whether you are at a shop in your business or your home garage, the right shop vac will make easy work of almost any mess.You can pick them all up with a shop vac, from sawdust to nails, wood, screws, and liquids. The key is finding a well-built unit with a strong motor and capacity. You also want a vacuum that is easy to maneuver, with multiple attachments, and good value for the price.If you are in a specific industry, make sure it can clean up the waste you produce. Take a look at the shop vacs on this list to get an idea of what is available in the marketplace.What is a Shop Vac?A shop vac is a type of vacuum ...
How to Evaluate a Potential Business Partner » Succeed As Your Own Boss
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How to Evaluate a Potential Business Partner » Succeed As Your Own Boss

There are three main reasons you’d want to bring a business partner into your business. First, entrepreneurship can be a lonely ball of stress. When you share the load with someone else, you benefit from having a cheerleader, accountability partner, and an extra set of eyes—all wrapped up into one. Second, there’s no way that one person can know and do everything well as the business needs to grow and succeed. By bringing someone else into the business, you expand the range of skill sets, opportunities, and possible sources for financing. Finally, how else would you get someone to work for free, if not for “sweat equity”? These reasons aside, bringing on a business partner is not a decision you want to take lightly.  When you go into business with friends, you bring a special asset to the ...