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  • DP Buzz: Stormwater drainage

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
  • Letters: Let's make a deal

    Re “To not nix pix, state must use tax trix,” Editorial, April 21 You fail to explain why you are singling out the film and TV industry for special tax treatment when there are countless other businesses providing equally good jobs in need of...
  • Lake Wales investor offers cash to travel startups

    Lake Wales investor offers cash to travel startups
    A Central Florida startup investor is aiming at a core industry here: travel. Lake Wales resident Matt Zito successfully launched and sold two travel-related companies. Then he became an advisor and a consultant. Now he is launching a service called...
  • Ackman attack on Herbalife fizzles, shares rise

    Ackman attack on Herbalife fizzles, shares rise
    Longtime Herbalife Ltd. critic Bill Ackman leveled new allegations against the company, saying training programs for its prospective sales people are misleading and violate labor laws. But investors seemed unimpressed, driving shares of the Los...
  • Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans

    Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans
    Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday. The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...
  • Sept. 15 Letters: Clean bay, Mark Warner, same-sex marriage

    Reducing impact on bay The lower Chesapeake Bay has indeed been fortunate in dodging oxygen-starved dead zones this summer ("Virginia's lower bay dodges the record dead zone of the upper bay," Sept. 4). However, Hampton Roads has seen its share of dirty,...
  • House OKs permanent research tax credit despite dispute over funding

    House OKs permanent research tax credit despite dispute over funding
    The Republican-controlled House voted Friday to permanently extend and expand an expired business tax credit for research and development expenses, defying a veto threat from the White House over the bill's $156-billion cost. There is broad bipartisan...
  • SBA chief Maria Contreras-Sweet on micro-lending and the minimum wage

    SBA chief Maria Contreras-Sweet on micro-lending and the minimum wage
    Maria Contreras-Sweet, who assumed the reins as head of the U.S. Small Business Administration five months ago, stopped in downtown Los Angeles this week during a West Coast tour to discuss micro-lending, immigrant entrepreneurship and access to capital....
  • Americans say big business better at creating jobs abroad than in U.S.

    Americans say big business better at creating jobs abroad than in U.S.
    Americans have a dim view of big business, saying in a new poll that large U.S. corporations are much better at creating good jobs in foreign countries than at home. Results of a Gallup survey released Tuesday showed respondents have more confidence...
  • Employer health rates rise 3%, worker deductibles top $1,200

    Employer health rates rise 3%, worker deductibles top $1,200
    The price of employer health insurance rose a modest 3% this year, a major survey shows, but workers will be paying more when they get sick as deductibles soar. Annual insurance premiums for families increased 3%, on average, to $16,834, according to...
  • Businesses and residences planned for Ben Franklin site

     Businesses and residences planned for Ben Franklin site
    Amended plans for a mixed-use development in the former Ben Franklin store have been approved by the Palos Heights City Council. The council did not discuss the plans last week before voting, but Michael Coogan, owner of Brigid Capital Investments and...