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Small businesses create social mobility, according to Latina SBA administrator

Small businesses create social mobility, according to Latina SBA administrator

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego Maria Contreras-Sweet is a prime example that anyone can earn the American Dream with effort and dedication. Since April, she has been the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. No small feat for a woman who immigrated to

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Some Arizona schools take a pass on program to give free meals to students

By Miranda Rivers Cronkite News WASHINGTON – With a deadline looming for a federal program to give free meals to all students in certain low-income schools, some Arizona districts are finding there really is no such thing as a free lunch. State officials by (last) Friday had approved just 29 of the 247 school districts

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Texas border-deployed National Guard troops not being fed

By Luis Montoya Rio Grande Guardian BROWNSVILLE, TX — State Rep. René Oliveira says he is “appalled and embarrassed” that National Guard troops are being forced to ask local charities for a hot meal while serving on the border. “It’s embarrassing that our troops have to stand in a food pantry line,” Oliveira told Action

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Spaniard father and his 7-year-old son will compete again in Chicago Triathlon

By Elizabeth Pederson Extra News The Chicago 2014 Lifetime Kids Triathlon, one of the largest triathlons in the world, along with the Chicago Triathlon will take place on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24 respectively. Thousands of children participate in this annual event, which allows young kids from across the nation to take part in an

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Latina Cake Maker Creates Incredible (Edible) Art

Annika Darling CTLatinoNews.com In seven years, Hope Looney has seen her cake business skyrocket. In her first year Looney made 30 wedding cakes. This year, she will make 425. Looney is the owner of JCakes, a gourmet custom-order bakery in North Haven, CT. Being a business owner comes with numerous challenges, says Looney, but being

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