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SMALL BUSINESS-INTEREST RATES — It's a good news-bad news situation for small businesses when interest rates rise. The Federal Reserve has been gradually raising interest rates because the economy is doing well and a strong economy is great for most businesses. But higher rates will likely increase what it costs for businesses to borrow. A look at what an owner of a small business should do. By Sarah Sell. UPCOMING: 750 words by 10 a.m.


FINANCIAL MARKETS — A report on global markets, starting in Asia and updated through the close of trading on Wall Street.


EARNS-HOME DEPOT — The hardware chain reports quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words, photo after release of the report at about 6 a.m.