These women were in prison. Thanks to an extraordinary program, they’re now entrepreneurs.

When she decided she wanted to start her own business, Rebecca ‘Cafe’ Brown was in the unlikeliest place — prison. Posted by Rebecca Brown on Thursday, March 8, 2018 She was partway through a five-year sentence for domestic violence-related charges when she realized that something had to change in her life.…

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JCPenney’s new CEO says ending losses will be a ‘lengthy process’

New York (CNN Business)The tough times will continue at JCPenney. The market reacted harshly to the results. Shares of JCPenney (JCP) opened down 12% on the news and reached a record low, although shares rallied later in the day, and were up about 6% in mid-afternoon trading. Still, shares are…

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John Boehner Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of John Boehner, former Speaker of the US House of Representatives. Father: Earl Henry Boehner, bar owner Mother: Mary Ann (Hall) Boehner Marriage: Debbie (Gunlack) Boehner (1973-present) Children: Lindsay and Tricia Education: Xavier University, 1977, B.A. in Business Military: US Navy, honorably discharged…

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Whitaker’s controversial prosecution of a gay Democrat

(CNN)When Iowa state Sen. Matt McCoy learned Donald Trump had appointed Matthew Whitaker to be acting attorney general of the United States, he was aghast — he believes Whitaker was behind a politically motivated prosecution that was personally “devastating” to him. The trial lasted more than a week, with prosecutors…

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Bloomingdale’s wants to sell fridges and TVs. Will it work?

New York (CNN Business)Bloomingdale’s thinks you might want a dishwasher or a new fridge with your designer bag this holiday. Best Buy (BBY), Home Depot (HD), and Lowe’s (LOW) have increased their selection in recent years to capitalize on the collapse of Sears, which once dominated the appliance game, and…

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Wages show fastest rise in almost a decade

“With faster wage growth and more subdued inflation, real earnings have picked up noticeably in the last few months,” ONS senior statistician Matt Hughes said. Firms ‘struggling to recruit as overseas staff stay away’ But Samuel Tombs, an economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, says wages will “struggle” to accelerate much further.…

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