April 26, 2021


Utah leads list of best US cities to start a small business, New Jersey ranks among worst: WalletHub

Six of the top 10 best U.S. small cities to start a small business are in Utah, financial review and advice website Wallethub found in an April 20 report.

Wallethub compared more than 1,300 small American cities to determine which would foster the most growth for small businesses based on 20 different factors, including accessible financing, human-resource availability, workforce education levels, office space costs, labor costs and more. 


Here are the cities that made WalletHub’s top 10 list of “Best Small Cities

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JPMorgan, Salesforce join growing list of firms dumping office space

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Salesforce.com Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers are among the major firms looking to unload big blocks of office space, the latest sign that remote work is hurting demand for this pillar of commercial real estate.

Large companies typically sign office leases for a decade or longer, giving them few options for reducing their footprint beyond trying to sublease floors to other tenants. At the end of 2020, 137 million square feet of office space was available

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The 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance: Barron’s 2021 List

Women have made enormous strides in the past year in the public sector. America elected its first female vice president, Kamala Harris, in November. Janet Yellen now serves as the nation’s first female secretary of the Treasury, and the 117th U.S. Congress includes a record 143 women, or 27% of its total membership.

Women are also achieving greater prominence and power in the private sector, and particularly in the world of finance, where


(ticker: C) CEO Jane Fraser just became the first woman to lead a major U.S. money-center bank. Thasunda Brown Duckett, a

JPMorgan Chase

(JPM) executive, was

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