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  • McDonnell trial: Jury instructions can affect the outcome

    In a way, what Judge James Spencer is going to ask jurors in the trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell to do will be to read the minds of the former governor and first lady of Virginia. And the way he asks them to figure out the McDonnells' intent when...
  • McDonnell trial: Former governor describes broken marriage, fun in a Ferrari

    McDonnell trial: Former governor describes broken marriage, fun in a Ferrari
    RICHMOND – Bob McDonnell took a jury to the low point of his marriage Thursday, then turned to the long trend of generosity that landed him and his wife in federal court. His second day of testimony was intensely personal, part rationlization,...
  • Residents, businesses brace for CTA California Blue Line station closure

    Residents, businesses brace for CTA California Blue Line station closure
    Erik Gonzalez typically drives from his Northwest Side home to the CTA California Blue Line station on weekdays to park on the street and ride the Blue Line to the University of Illinois at Chicago for class. But starting Thursday, Gonzalez, who lives...
  • Credit unions awash with new money

    Credit unions awash with new money
    Local credit unions are roaring ahead in attracting more assets and loans, according to new data released by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions. The 12 Broward-based credit unions attracted as much new money in savings, checking accounts and other...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Surveyed small businesses give California an F for friendliness

    Surveyed small businesses give California an F for friendliness
    California gets an F for friendliness to small businesses, one of the worst grades in the country, according to a survey of 12,632 businesses nationwide. The survey was conducted by Thumbtack.com – an online marketplace that connects service...