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  • L.A. small-business owners weigh both sides of a wage hike

    L.A. small-business owners weigh both sides of a wage hike
    Some weeks, Gaston Letelier forgoes his own pay so he can afford to keep running his Meltdown Comics & Collectibles store in Hollywood. Before the economy crashed, he paid for his employees' health insurance. But the downturn forced customers to save...
  • Instead of prohibiting bad reviews, firms should improve service

    Instead of prohibiting bad reviews, firms should improve service
    Nobody likes to be criticized — especially online, where negative opinions can proliferate like cockroaches. Some companies are trying to head off bad comments and reviews. They're placing provisions in their contracts that impose hefty...
  • Old-fashioned barber shop opens in Poquoson

    Old-fashioned barber shop opens in Poquoson
    A new barber shop moved to Poquoson this month and brings with it old traditions such as neck shaves and ear shaves with straight razors. Hair salons don't use straight razors and hardly any barber shops use them anymore, said owner Barbara Dinsmore....
  • Treasury takes steps to discourage offshore tax-shifting inversions

    Treasury takes steps to discourage offshore tax-shifting inversions
    The Obama administration on Monday announced long-awaited executive actions to try to discourage companies from reincorporating abroad to reduce their U.S. taxes. The steps -- technical revisions to the tax code -- will "meaningfully reduce the economic...
  • FAU to open new start-up business center Friday

    FAU to open new start-up business center Friday
    Tech Runway, billed as a new model for entrepreneurship in South Florida, will open Friday with five tenants at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. The first tenants are a company that simplifies shopping and shipping outside the country, a...
  • Naval Research chief: Cyber security workforce is in Hampton Roads

    Naval Research chief: Cyber security workforce is in Hampton Roads
    The Department of Defense has had a "cyber awakening," according to Rear Adm. Matt Klunder, chief of Naval Research. The keynote speaker at the Hampton Roads Cyber Security Conference said military officials want to expand the manpower defending the...
  • Store features new women's clothing line

    Store features new women's clothing line
    Wear in Good Health, which opened in Highland Park in March, is a new luxury apparel brand. It is also the name of the store owned by Grace Steer, 45, of Glenview. "The line embodies true luxury, comfort and style for every woman from size extra small...
  • ID theft cases soar

    ID theft cases soar
    Hundreds of dollars to an online gaming company. A $4 fast food tab. A few pennies here or there for who knows what. Kathryn Broderick, 28, of Lincoln Park, doesn’t have weird spending habits, but the thieves that have gained access to her...
  • San Diego plans to open $3-million public market at Liberty Station

    San Diego plans to open $3-million public market at Liberty Station
    San Diego is out to create a $3-million destination food hall -- like San Francisco's Ferry Building or Napa's Oxbow Public Market -- at Liberty Station in the city's Point Loma neighborhood. Travelers and locals will be able to sample artisanal...
  • Clients come first in beauty business

    Clients come first in beauty business
    Jen Z's Beauty Services in Highland Park will mark its seventh anniversary with an in-store celebration on Oct. 7. "Jen Z" (Jennifer Zanotti Ori), 32, has been a make-up artist and esthetician for 13 years. After working as a manager for a large...
  • U.S. moves to curb tax bill reducing inversions

     U.S. moves to curb tax bill reducing inversions
    With Congress unable to agree on legislation to stem a surge of offshore corporate moves, the Obama administration took executive action Monday to discourage companies from shifting their headquarters abroad to reduce their U.S. tax bills. The steps...