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Small-business exports rebound

Small-business exports are rising as the economy gradually gains strength and companies find trading partners in a new mix of countries, according to a survey released Wednesday.

The survey of 5,000 business owners by the National Small Business Association and the Small Business Exporters Association found that 52 percent increased their exports in the past five years, up from 46 percent in 2010, when the country was still in the aftermath of the recession.

Canada remains the biggest market for U.S. small business exports. China came in at No. 2 on the list of the top markets, up from eighth place in 2010, with Britain No. 3, Mexico in fourth place and Australia at No. 5.

Yahoo plans to release inactive email accounts

Yahoo is trying to breathe new life into inactive email accounts by giving away the identifications beginning next month.

Yahoo Inc. plans to release the inactive accounts unless the current owner logs in again before July 15. After that, the identifications will be available to all comers and will be and ready to use again in mid-August.

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