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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Mayor Garcetti hopes to pass $13.25 minimum wage in L.A. by early 2015

    Mayor Garcetti hopes to pass $13.25 minimum wage in L.A. by early 2015
    Mayor Eric Garcetti’s motivations for backing a $13.25 minimum wage in Los Angeles are manifold – other localities and President Obama are pushing similar measures, intense poverty levels are stressing city services and lack of spending...
  • East L.A.'s Pan American Bank gets $6-million bailout from other banks

    East L.A.'s Pan American Bank gets $6-million bailout from other banks
    Rescuing California's oldest Latino bank, 16 larger community and regional banks have chipped in $6.3 million to help keep 50-year-old Pan American Bank in East Los Angeles open. The deal is expected to bring change to the board of directors and...
  • Tucked away in Hanover, four restaurants circle the globe

    Paul Nguyen's parents escaped from Vietnam in 1978 because they wanted to go to "the land of opportunity." "We had nothing," said Nguyen, co-owner of Phubs Vietnamese Pho and Subs in Hanover. "(My father) came as a dishwasher, making two something an...
  • Electricity usage on the decline in Orlando area homes

    Electricity usage on the decline in Orlando area homes
    Although the dog days of summer have air conditioners working extra hard, Central Florida homes are gobbling up less electricity than they did a few years ago. Proof came last week from Orlando's utility, which said the recent heat wave triggered record...
  • Vassar Street traffic signal -- too slow? Should it go?

    Vassar Street traffic signal -- too slow? Should it go?
    What is it about that traffic signal at Vassar Street? Anyone who has driven to the intersection of Smith Street and Edgewater Drive, stopped at the signal there, and then turned right onto Edgewater .... is likely to have immediately hit a backup of...
  • 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...
  • 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....