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  • Medical marijuana entrepreneurs decry fees

    Medical marijuana entrepreneurs decry fees
    Vegetables, flowers and herbs grow in rows of green at Robert Boyce's greenhouses in Lake Zurich — but what he'd really like to grow is marijuana. Boyce, a horticulturist and landscape design architect, has run Natural Environments Greenhouses and...
  • GE industrial profit boost underscores strategy, shares up

    (Reuters) - General Electric Co posted a 12 percent rise in overall industrial profits on Thursday, as strength in its businesses selling gas turbines, jet engines and oil industry equipment offset weakness in healthcare and transportation. GE, which...
  • Vietnamese-American women borrow from old, new styles in business ventures

    Gia Ly darts in through the doors of her family's Westminster, Calif., restaurant and hawk-eyes the tables and corners all with a few screen swipes and finger pinches on her iPhone. Ly is navigating a virtual tour she set up to promote her family's...
  • Texas facilities lacking in sprinkler systems a year after fertilizer plant explosion

    AUSTIN, Texas One year after the fatal explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. plant, just one of the nearly 100 facilities in Texas that store large amounts of potentially explosive ammonium nitrate is equipped with a fire-dampening sprinkler system,...
  • Hampton candidates share plans for improving city's business climate

    Hampton candidates share plans for improving city's business climate
    With more than 650 businesses sitting on 1,900 acres just north of where Interstates 64 and 664 intersect, Coliseum Central is the city's dominant commercial center. It's also filled with voters. Wednesday morning, City Council candidates were asked...
  • UnitedHealth says first-quarter profit fell on reform costs

    (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc , the largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday that first-quarter profit fell due to costs and taxes related to the national healthcare reform law as well as government cuts to private Medicare funding. The company...
  • Goldman Sachs profit falls 11 percent but beats estimates

    (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported an 11 percent drop in quarterly profit as client activity remained constrained and fixed-income revenue shrank, but both earnings and revenue beat market estimates and the Wall Street bank's shares rose....
  • Herbert R. Pohl, 1942-2014

     Herbert R. Pohl, 1942-2014
    Herbert R. "Kip" Pohl worked in community publishing for more than 20 years, operating a "shopper" newspaper in the near west suburbs and then starting a community newspaper, the La Grange Sun. Mr. Pohl was an enthusiastic supporter of the La Grange...
  • Philadelphia flooding illegal advertisers with spam-like 'robo-calls'

    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia is taking on businesses that blanket its neighborhoods with illegal paper and plastic signs by using automated phone calls to disrupt the operations of people who post them along with contact numbers. "It's as...
  • Sriracha considers moving factory amid smell complaints

    Sriracha considers moving factory amid smell complaints
    After a months-long battle with the city of Irwindale over complaints about a spicy odor, Sriracha sauce creator David Tran said Wednesday he is now seriously considering moving his factory to another location. Tran responded Wednesday to the...
  • Can region's modeling and simulation industry diversify away from government contracts?

    Can region's modeling and simulation industry diversify away from government contracts?
    The region's modeling and simulation industry has been married to the defense community for years, but with military budgets dwindling, companies might want to try speed dating. That assessment, from the CEO of an area "mod-sim" firm, was echoed in...