SEC targets SPACs with new rules about forecasts, mergers

A flag outside the US Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, DC, US, on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday debuted a host of new rules for SPACs that, if enacted, would mark one of the broadest attempts to date at cracking … Read more

Even as Inflation Bites, Corporate Profits Remain Flush | Business News

By STAN CHOE, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — What’s immune to high inflation? So far, the profits at big US companies. Businesses are facing higher gasoline and heating bills, just like consumers, in addition to higher expenses for labor and raw materials. But unlike many middle- and lower-income Americans, they’ve been making more … Read more

Business owners showcased their products and dope talents at this year’s “I’m DOPE Expo.”

Local and small business owners showcased their products and dope talents at this year’s I’m DOPE (definitely on personal elevation) Expo . Dozens of people attended the expo held on Friday and Saturday at the Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center at 1250 W. University Ave. Katie McKnight, CEO and founder of I’M DOPE, is a native … Read more

Kelley Dearing Smith of Louisville Water

Kelley Dearing Smith is vice president of communications and marketing for Louisville Water Co. (Editor’s note: The March issue of The Lane Report features our semi-annual list of the Top Women in Business. At, we’re shining the spotlight on one of the honorees each day. Day 10: Kelley Dearing Smithvice president of communications and … Read more

Russia War Ends Era of Globalization That Kept Inflation Low | Business News

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer For decades, the free flow of trade across much of the world allowed the richest nations to enjoy easy access to low-priced goods and supplies. It meant solid and stable markets. And for households and businesses, especially in the United States and Europe, it meant an entire generation of … Read more

With a portfolio of iconic snacks, Hostess Brands sweetens its business for another century

For Hostess Brands CEO Andy Callahan, turning the century-old maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Donettes into “a snacking powerhouse” is as much about looking toward its future as it is about embracing his own past. Nearly two decades ago, the CPG veteran was overseeing the Kraft Singles cheese business, the company’s most profitable offering. … Read more

Where & How To Get The Right Reviews For Your Business

Customer reviews can help sell your product or service more effectively than any sales copy. Reading first-hand thoughts and opinions from other people is a crucial part of a customer’s journey. It can make the difference between converting a customer or losing them to a competitor. To that end, acquiring reviews needs to be treated … Read more