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Stockton small business rankled by Forbes list

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Misery loves company but not when it comes to the Forbes magazine list of “America’s Most Miserable Cities.”

The report ranked Stockton, California dead last among U.S. places to do business for reasons that include a ravaged housing market, violent crime and the high rate of unemployment.

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Egyptian-owned small businesses send aid

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The way immigrant-owned small businesses sustain relatives back home is a testament to entrepreneurial ingenuity underscored as the political unrest unfolds in Egypt.

Take Sharif Alexandre, the 38-year-old Egyptian-born founder of an electronic payment service in Philadelphia called Xipwire. He’s betting technology like his – which lets people send secure payments within the U.S. using mobile phones – will help centralize money for delivery to Egypt.

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Small business ad spending fuels Facebook growth

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The growing use of small business advertising on Facebook is a trend worth watching.

As much as 60 percent of the social media network’s estimated worldwide revenue of $1.86 billion in 2010 was gleaned from self-service ads, according to a new study from eMarketer, which specializes in digital market research.

Jan 25, 2011
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      "Deborah Cohen writes a weekly column on small business for Reuters.com. Small business coverage is a big change for Deborah, a former staff writer with Reuters, Crain’s Chicago Business, Bloomberg News and the Post-Tribune in Gary, Ind., whose prior beats focused on large public companies in the fast-food, telecommunications and advertising industries. She has written for Business Week's Chicago edition, the American Bar Association's ABA Journal, Indianapolis Monthly magazine, QSR magazine, Forward magazine, and Bloomberg magazine, among other publications."
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