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Banks May Be Easing Lending Requirements, Federal Reserve Says

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — U.S. banks seem to be starting to ease requirements for small...

Maytag, Whirlpool Name J.H. Stuckey Distributing New Distributor

Jason Hicks |

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Maytag and Whirlpool Commercial Laundry have added...

Stimulus Funding for SBA Loans Lapses Again

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — Two stimulus provisions that reduced fees and boosted...

Bermil Plans 19 Wash & Dry Road Shows Across North America

Paul Partyka |

INWOOD, N.Y. — Operators will get a close-up view of Electrolux’s...

Dexter Expands AAdvantage Laundry Systems' Coverage in Virginia, North Carolina

Jason Hicks |

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dexter Laundry has expanded AAdvantage Laundry Systems...

Mac-Gray Initiates Quarterly Dividend Policy

Jason Hicks |

WALTHAM, Mass. — Mac-Gray Corp. has initiated a quarterly dividend policy...

Small-Business Confidence Rises for the First Time in Three Months

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — Small-business confidence in the United States rose in...

Whirlpool Earnings More Than Double in Fourth-Quarter 2009

Jason Hicks |

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Whirlpool Corp.’s fourth-quarter net earnings rose...

Obama Proposes $30 Billion Small-Business Lending Fund

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — President Obama has proposed constructing a new government...

Illinois Task Force Urges Water Conservation for Chicago Area

Jason Hicks |

CHICAGO — The Regional Water Supply Planning Group, a task force funded by...

Massachusetts Coin Laundry Collects Coats for Needy

Jason Hicks |

MATTAPOISETT, Mass. — The Mattapoisett Laundromat collected more than 120...

2010 Native American $1 Coin Debuts in New York

Jason Hicks |

NEW YORK — The 2010 Native American $1 coin officially debuted last week...

SBA Small-Business Lending Begins to Rebound, Still Lags Pre-Recession Levels

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) flagship lending...

Major Laundry Appliance Shipments Rebounded in December

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — Factory shipments of key major appliance categories finally...

Whirlpool Is First Manufacturer to Get Certified With New NSF Allergen Protocol

Jason Hicks |

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Whirlpool Corp. is the first company to achieve...

Index Shows Small-Business Optimism Continues to Plummet

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — Small-business owners’ optimism continued its downward trend...

Federal Reserve Holds Surplus of Presidential Dollar Coins as Banks Send Them Back

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve Banks are accumulating a huge stockpile...

Suspected Laundry Burglar Pretends to Be Asleep when Cornered by Police

Jason Hicks |

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — A man charged with breaking into the Washy Co. self-...

GAO Report Finds SBA Lender Oversight System Inadequate

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a...

Senate Passes Landmark Healthcare Reform Bill

Ian P. Murphy |

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping healthcare reform bill, the...

Mystery Couple Plays Santa for Laundry Employees, Customers

Jason Hicks |

DAYTON, Ohio — An anonymous couple played Santa for eight customers and...

Senate Extends Stimulus Provisions for SBA Loans to February

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — The Senate has temporarily extended funding for two stimulus...

Home Washer, Dryer Sales Show First Signs of Recovery in October

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — A long decline in the factory shipments of major appliances...

Senators Introduce Bill to Increase Small-Business Lending, Create Jobs

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — United States Senate Committee on Small Business and...

Western State Design Opens New Showroom, Express Lab

Jason Hicks |

HAYWOOD, Calif. — Western State Design has opened a new showroom and...

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