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In California, Small Businesses Hit By 'Perfect Storm'

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Women's Fitness Business Puts On Pink Gloves

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Rural Shipping Company Finds Itself Going 'Backward'

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Customers Linda Price and Sam Wheatley stop for coffee and a bite to eat at the Cucina Deli in Salt Lake City. Jenny Brundin for NPR hide caption

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Deli Uses Dow's Surge To Draw Business

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Sharp Edge Of Downturn Hurts Metal Business

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Two Restaurants Combine In Tough Economy

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Tortilla Machine Maker Is Starving For Credit

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Kevin DeLange, the owner of Dry Dock Brewery, a craft beer maker in Aurora, Colo., says business has soared since he bought a sixth fermenter to brew beer. Kirk Siegler hide caption

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Expansion May Be On Tap For Craft Beer Maker

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Children's Furniture Store Struggles To Survive

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Small Business Stays 'Attached' To Laid-Off Workers

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