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  • John Larson Deserves A Ninth Term

    John Larson Deserves A Ninth Term
    U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, the Democrat representing the state's 1st Congressional District, is seeking his ninth term in Congress, a career point when some members begin to lose their enthusiasm and rely on their seniority. Mr. Larson hasn't succumbed...
  • Taxes, jobs top concerns in DuPage County Board races

    Taxes, jobs top concerns in DuPage County Board races
    Taxes, bloated government and jobs are the hot-button issues for most candidates seeking contested seats on the DuPage County Board. While incumbent board members tout the county's cost controls and budget discipline, no one can deny that DuPage...
  • Acquisition Boosts Barnes Group Earnings In Third Quarter

    Earnings at Barnes Group jumped 62 percent in the third quarter on increased sales from an acquisition that closed late last year and higher margins in its aerospace and industrial distribution businesses. The Bristol parent of Associated Spring,...
  • Peter Schweyer, Steven Ramos square off over education in Allentown's new House seat

    Peter Schweyer, Steven Ramos square off over education in Allentown's new House seat
    Peter Schweyer and Steven Ramos are both running for Allentown's 22nd state House district. The similarities end there. The stark contrast between the two candidates for Allentown's newest house district were on display last week as the candidates...
  • 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...
  • Allstate's tech business in India grows to 600 workers

    Allstate's tech business in India grows to 600 workers
    Allstate Corp.'s technology unit in Bangalore, India, continued to go on a hiring spree last year, growing to 600 employees in 2013 from 200 the prior year. An update on the enterprise, which was started in 2012 with 57 employees as a way to keep...
  • Comcast's big gain in Internet service users fuels 50% profit increase

    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...
  • Two Umatilla residents vying for open council seat

    Two Umatilla residents vying for open council seat
    UMATILLA — Two longtime local residents — one a former City Council member and the other a former mayoral candidate — are vying for an open council seat in the Nov. 4 election. Former Councilman H. Scott Purvis and Brian Butler, a 2012...
  • Newport News plans to rename Middle Ground Boulevard

    The city plans to rename Middle Ground Boulevard to City Center Boulevard in an effort to help expand the "City Center" brand. The existing Middle Ground Boulevard, from Jefferson Avenue to Rock Landing Drive, as well as the extension of the road from...