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  • Medical marijuana fees stir debate in Maryland

    Medical marijuana fees stir debate in Maryland
    With Maryland's proposed licensing fees for growing and selling medical marijuana among the highest in the nation, some advocates warn that the steep costs could drive off applicants, crippling the nascent program and limiting access to treatment for tens...
  • In Ukraine, Odessa's bid to stay above fray is showing cracks

     In Ukraine, Odessa's bid to stay above fray is showing cracks
    Ruslan Novikov paused when asked whether he sided with the Ukrainian nationalists or pro-Russia separatists in this co‎untry's fraught debate over national identity. "I'm Odessan," he said finally, without elaborating further. Novikov, who works...
  • Hillary Clinton campaigns for compromise at Chicago event

     Hillary Clinton campaigns for compromise at Chicago event
    When Hillary Clinton spoke of infidelity the other night, she told The Economic Club of Chicago that clear-eyed pragmatism and self-awareness enabled her to make peace with what others might consider an unforgivable betrayal. "Once a Cubs fan, always...
  • Raising the minimum wage: Would it help or hurt L.A.?

    Raising the minimum wage: Would it help or hurt L.A.?
    On Labor Day, Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed raising the minimum wage for all workers in Los Angeles, eventually reaching a minimum of $13.25 an hour in 2017. Reactions were immediate. Organized labor applauded the proposal; business groups warned that it...
  • Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Joins Malloy To Tout Minimum Wage Hike

    Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Joins Malloy To Tout Minimum Wage Hike
    HARTFORD — Deval Patrick of Massachusetts joined his fellow Democratic governor, Dannel P. Malloy, at a Jamaican bakery in the city's North End to highlight one of their marquee achievements: raising the minimum wage. "No person working in America...
  • Hartford Stadium Proposal Is Risky And Rushed

    Hartford Stadium Proposal Is Risky And Rushed
    From the beginning, Hartford's proposed downtown baseball stadium has been a social justice issue. After the public became aware of 18-month-long secret negotiations to lure the New Britain Rock Cats Double A team to Hartford, parents thronged city hall...
  • L.A. wage hikes spark fierce debate

    L.A. wage hikes spark fierce debate
    Los Angeles has thrust itself into the center of one of the most contentious debates in modern economics — what happens when you raise the minimum wage? — as city leaders consider mandating $13.25 an hour. Since their inception in the...
  • Sam's Club to launch health insurance exchange

    Sam's Club to launch health insurance exchange
    Sam's Club announced Wednesday that it is opening a private health insurance exchange, catering to the small-business owners that make up its core customers. The exchange is the latest effort by a major retailer to offer a service to push beyond the...
  • Comcast's big gain in Internet service users fuels 50% profit increase

    Comcast Corp. added 315,000 high-speed Internet service customers during the third quarter, surpassing analysts' estimates for subscriber growth and boosting the company's earnings. The gains more than offset Comcast's loss of 81,000 cable television...
  • Is Maryland's business scene as bad as Hogan says?

    Is Maryland's business scene as bad as Hogan says?
    Larry Hogan, the Republican candidate for governor, smartly focuses his campaign messaging on the need to give the Maryland economy a lift. It's not an original idea, and certainly de rigueur for any Republican in any election year. But as he builds a...
  • Inside billionaire Joe Grendys' chicken empire

    Inside billionaire Joe Grendys' chicken empire
    Billionaire Joe Grendys has no clue how Forbes found him. After all, he lives in the same Chicago bungalow where he grew up. His business, Park Ridge-based chicken processor Koch Foods (pronounced "cook"), has been on the magazine's list of largest...