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  • Garcetti asking nearby cities to join L.A. in boosting minimum wages

    Garcetti asking nearby cities to join L.A. in boosting minimum wages
    When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pitched his plan to gradually boost the minimum wage across the city, critics argued that businesses might move to nearby cities to pay workers less. Now Garcetti is trying to persuade those neighboring cities to...
  • U.S. Congress could link inversion plan, tax breaks: lawmaker

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Democratic tax-writer said on Tuesday he is considering linking legislation to curb foreign corporate buyout deals known as inversions with separate efforts to renew expired tax breaks that businesses want...
  • Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry

    Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry
    In Hampton Roads, the word "drone" has usually referred to unmanned military aircraft. But given shrinking defense budgets, local companies would like to take this technology to U.S. commercial markets. Businesses want to use drones — unmanned...
  • Liberia: a sister in need [Commentary]

    Liberia: a sister in need [Commentary]
    Like many Americans, we in Maryland have watched and listened to the graphic daily news stories chronicling Ebola's escalating devastation in Liberia and other West African nations. Our hearts break as we witness the deaths of innocent Liberians and...
  • Oral History Nights returning to College Park

    Oral History Nights returning to College Park
    Anyone who loves learning more about College Park’s history should mark Monday, Sept. 22 on their calendar. That’s when the Oral History Nights start up again. “It’s just going to be a great time,” said Bill Jennings....
  • Falling corn prices threaten Midwest ag economy

    The prospect of a bin-busting crop has driven corn prices to their lowest levels in four years and raised fears of a prolonged slump for crop farmers in Minnesota and elsewhere. After three years of profits, analysts are calling 2014 a break-even year,...
  • Startups go Dutch for new era in manufacturing

    Startups go Dutch for new era in manufacturing
    Beneath the low beams of a converted warehouse in Amsterdam lives a company with many of the attributes of a Silicon Valley startup, except that at less than a year old it has zero venture capital and says it is already making enough money to sustain...
  • Oakland Park culinary district attracting investors

    Efforts to bring the city's downtown back to life may finally have found a recipe for success. The city envisions a flourishing culinary arts district where vegetables are grown and cooking taught, where markets offer the freshest produce and stores...
  • Small business profile: Happy Sushi in Highland Park

    Small business profile: Happy Sushi in Highland Park
    South Korea native James Ko, 45, opened Happi Sushi in Highland Park 10 years ago. The Arlington Heights resident said he discovered the Ravinia Business District after attending a Ravinia Festival concert. "I realized how amazing this place was," he...
  • Newport News to spend $18M on lower Jefferson streetscaping

    Newport News to spend $18M on lower Jefferson streetscaping
    NEWPORT NEWS — The city is spending more than $18 million to install street improvements on lower Jefferson Avenue as part of a city initiative to reinvest in and attract businesses back to the area. The first phase of project, which is wrapping...
  • 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,...