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Hayward immigrants bake own success with hard work, perseverance

The Ly family has built up its Sugar Bowl Bakery from one small coffee shop to a multimillion-dollar enterprise with more than 300 employees.  
As the cost of gas shrinks, small businesses think big
For small business owners who deliver goods and services via car, truck or SUV, lower gas prices have brought more customers within reach and put more money in their pockets.
 

Credit-card readers: Small businesses now have more options
Online retailers Amazon and Etsy are just two of the latest companies to offer mobile credit card readers to small companies, joining the likes of Square, PayPal and Intuit. 

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SF IndieFest: 5 films you shouldn't miss

From the inspiring 'F R E E' to the creepy 'Black Mountain Side' to the charming and illuminating 'Beyond Clueless,' IndieFest is packed with low-budget gems. 
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.