( Jacquelyn Martin )
Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap

08/27/2014 11:44 AM PDT
Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap.
08/20/2014 06:24 AM PDT - California is one of the most expensive states for businesses to operate, mainly because of high pay and related labor costs, says a new report commissioned by an arm of the state Chamber of Commerce.  
08/15/2014 06:40 PM PDT - Language service business booming on the global stage  
08/07/2014 02:01 PM PDT - When Lagunitas Brewing fills its beer bottles, Northern California's Russian River provides the main ingredient. Lagunitas has become one of the fastest-growing stars of California's booming craft beer scene. But the Russian River is shrinking after three years of punishing drought.  
Jeff Christensen
08/06/2014 05:02 PM PDT - Investor Barbara Corcoran spoke with The Associated Press about Corcoran Group, which she sold in 2001 for $66 million, and her 'Shark Tank' entrepreneurs.  
07/30/2014 02:22 PM PDT - Work crews shortly around 6 a.m. Wednesday began picking pinot noir grapes along Napa Valley's Silverado Trail, starting the harvest season for the North Coast wine industry.  
Eric Risberg
07/30/2014 12:37 PM PDT - The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway.
Seth Wenig
07/23/2014 10:50 AM PDT - Demand for Fair Trade products is rising as people become more aware of how their food and other products are made. That makes the Fair Trade market a growing opportunity for small business owners.  
07/16/2014 10:57 AM PDT - Move Loot, an online marketplace to buy and sell used home goods, will on Wednesday expand to San Jose and the Peninsula, just nine months after the startup launched.
07/14/2014 01:24 PM PDT - Pot has always commanded an abundance of nicknames. But with legalization taking it out from the shadows, purveyors of the pungent herb are christening their newest strains with the care of commercial marketers.  
( Day-Lee Foods )
A gyoza-eating world champion, plus 'Portlandia' for real

Joey Chestnut just set a new world record for gyoza-consumption. A Midwestern food truck study reads like an episode of 'Portlandia.' And Mills College just made the Daily Meal's list of top colleges for food.