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  • Air Products not selling off division

    Though layoffs are underway, Air Products' new CEO, Seifi Ghasemi, will leave the Trexlertown industrial gases company largely intact — for now. In a widely anticipated presentation to analysts and investors Thursday morning, Ghasemi said the...
  • What to do about 'sober home' next door

    South Florida cities have tried. So have state lawmakers. Unfortunately, both have come up short in trying to create needed oversight of "sober-living homes," neighborhood group homes for addicts in recovery. Federal laws that protect the disabled also...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Valley Energy Helps Raise Awareness To Fight Hunger In Connecticut

    Valley Energy staff members in Canton wore orange on Sept. 4 to help 'raise awareness, fight hunger' in support of September being named nationwide as Hunger Action Month. In addition to "Wearing Orange for Hunger Relief" in Connecticut, the staff...
  • A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city

     A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city
    Ask Chicagoans how to fix their city and you'll hear powerful ideas to rescue flailing schools, cut violent crime, create attractive jobs and help families thrive. We know this. We asked. Last October, we launched our Plan of Chicago project to fill in...
  • Pot entrepreneurs seek funding at Chicago forum

    Pot entrepreneurs seek funding at Chicago forum
    Garyn Angel had five minutes to make his pitch to five wealthy investors on why they should fund his marijuana startup. "We have 133,000 Facebook followers," said Angel, president and CEO of Seattle-based Magical Butter, which sells cookware to make...
  • Property tax-rate increases can be deceptive

     Property tax-rate increases can be deceptive
    On Sunday, the Orlando Sentinel published a chart of property-tax rates around Central Florida, showing the top five highest percentage increases in tax rates. We win. In another dubious distinction for Lake County, all five of the increases were from...
  • New gift card to promote downtown Allentown businesses

    New gift card to promote downtown Allentown businesses
    Everyone has that person for whom it's nearly impossible to buy gifts. If they like dining out, watching minor league hockey, visiting museums or shopping, Allentown has a solution: the AMP gift card. The AMP card, rolled out Thursday by The Greater...
  • Problem Solver: Woman's sales tax refund stuck in limbo

    When Lila Ardell decided she wanted to buy the car she had been leasing, she knew she would have to pay a sales tax on the transaction. Her lender figured out how much she owed, and in April, Ardell cut a check to Illinois for $2,182.48. Later, Ardell...
  • UMUC should focus on education, not business [Commentary]

    UMUC should focus on education, not business [Commentary]
    The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is in crisis with declining student numbers. The challenge has accelerated in the last few years, and enrollments are projected to drop another 6.5 percent this fall, greatly due to competition from...
  • Bayer to spin off material sciences division as separate company

    Bayer AG announced Thursday that it plans to put its material sciences segment on the stock market as a separate company. The German company said it plans to focus "entirely on the life science businesses health care and crop science." Bayer's...
  • Battle over Ex-Im Bank shifts to next Congress

    Remember when conservative Republicans were drawing a line in the sand against the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank? On Thursday, the Senate is expected to approve a nine-month extension of the Ex-Im Bank's charter, from Sept. 30 of this year...