Holiday Discounts, Recreational Pot, Pickup Truck Sales: Dec. 26

Illustration by André da Loba

Retailers cut prices before Christmas to battle weak store traffic and sales growth. [Bloomberg]

Michigan made good use of a federal program to boost small business lending, putting $67 million to work under the State Small Business Credit Initiative, more than any other state. [Detroit Free Press]

Sara Horowitz chats with Cheyenna Weber, who is mapping New York’s co-ops and social enterprises in a project called SolidarityNYC. [Freelancers Union]

Colorado is legalizing recreational pot next week. Here’s what the new industry might look like. [Upstart Business Journal]

Pickup truck sales are a good measure of confidence for Main Street businesses, and healthy demand shows a bright outlook for the economy. [Business Insider]

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