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  • Preparation matters for businesses dealing with hurricanes

    Preparation matters for businesses dealing with hurricanes
    Tropical Shipping has a long-standing policy in its hurricane planning that helps get operations humming after a major storm: It lets employees bring their families to work and takes care of those relatives. Employees often fail to return to work after...
  • Kroger in cross hairs as U.S. gun fight spills into its aisles

    (Reuters) - Kroger Co, the largest U.S. supermarket operator, is the latest high-profile company caught in the battle over gun rights and gun control in the United States. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA), backed by former New York...
  • Backed by SEIU, franchisees seek greater protection in contracts

    Small-business franchises are fighting in the Legislature for more protection against giant corporations that dictate how they run their fast-food restaurants, convenience stores and a range of other services. And backed by a powerful union, franchise...
  • Letter to the Editor

    Proposed tolls are a nightmare in the making and a sham to get more taxpayer's money. Congestion on the highways is a result of too many cars at a time on too small road capacity! A solution would be to enlarge the roadways. This is not realistic...
  • BHP announces spin-off plan, no share buyback for now

    MELBOURNE/LONDON (Reuters) - The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, announced plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion, most of them acquired in a 2001 merger, to focus on its most profitable activities. But it held off...
  • Immigration crisis at border afflicts heartland harvest

    WASHINGTON The heated tempers of the nation's border states are driving the debate over immigration policy. States farther away from the U.S.-Mexico border, though, are reckoning with a different set of challenges: a skimpy agriculture labor market and...
  • Buffett hoards cash, individuals' holdings hit 14-year low

    (Reuters) - Individual investors have been cutting back on cash in portfolios, the exact reverse of what Warren Buffett has been doing at Berkshire Hathaway. Who do you think has got it right? Cash at Berkshire Hathaway stood at just over $55 billion...
  • Wildfire near Yosemite park prompts 13,000 evacuation orders

    (Reuters) - Firefighters from across California were sent to battle an out-of-control wildfire on Tuesday near Yosemite National Park and authorities ordered the evacuation of 13,000 homes and businesses, officials said. Gusty winds fanned the Junction...
  • San Diego City Council overrides mayor's veto of minimum-wage hike

    The San Diego City Council voted Monday to override the mayor’s veto of a minimum wage increase -- setting the stage for another high-profile political fight between the Democrat-controlled council versus the Republican mayor and the business...
  • U.S. Ex-Im Bank backers pin hopes on temporary reauthorization

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Business backers of the U.S. Export-Import Bank said on Wednesday they hope the institution's charter will be extended temporarily while Congress hashes out a longer-term reauthorization of the bank, which some lawmakers are bent on...
  • Art auction raises over $10,000 for Norris Center in St. Charles

    Art auction raises over $10,000 for Norris Center in St. Charles
    A recent auction at a St. Charles arts center raised more than $10,000 for the local nonprofit, officials said this week. "It exceeded our expectations," said Mark Smith, a member of the Norris Cultural Arts Center's board of directors. On Friday, the...