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  • Ann McFeatters: Export-Import Bank fight not exactly a battle royal

    WASHINGTON The excitement is building. Only a few more weeks until the long-awaited mid-term elections, which Republicans hope will mean they take over the Senate and smite President Barack Obama even harder. And, so, we wonder, what is impassioning...
  • Elgin approves medical marijuana dispensary

    Elgin approves medical marijuana dispensary
    Elgin leaders agreed tonight to welcome a medical marijuana dispensary into town.  Rejecting a request to return the matter to the local planning and zoning commission so neighboring businesses would have more time to offer feedback, councilmen...
  • Will proposed pipeline lower natural gas prices in Lehigh Valley?

    Will proposed pipeline lower natural gas prices in Lehigh Valley?
    Building a natural gas pipeline through the Lehigh Valley to New Jersey could help lower natural gas prices a bit for Pennsylvania residents, but don't expect a savings windfall. It's more likely to help prevent prices from rising. "It won't make it...
  • Franchise bill would send the wrong message to California businesses

    Judging from the rhetoric, you might think state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) was proposing to radically shift the balance of power in the world of franchised restaurants, stores and hotels. Instead, SB 610, the bill Jackson guided through...
  • Weaker corporate tax receipts worsen U.S. budget picture

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget picture will likely worsen this year as companies wait to see what actions Congress will take on taxes in coming months, a report from the Congressional Budget Office showed on Wednesday. The U.S. budget deficit for...
  • In democracy and disaster, emerging world embraces 'open data'

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - 'Open data' - the trove of data-sets made publicly available by governments, organizations and businesses - isn't normally linked to high-wire politics, but just may have saved last month's Indonesian presidential elections from...
  • Workday raises revenue forecast as software subscriptions jump

    (Reuters) - Workday Inc reported a better-than-expected 74 percent rise in quarterly revenue due to strong growth in subscriptions for its Web-based human resources and financial management software, and the company raised its full-year revenue forecast....
  • Joanne Sinchuk, founder, manager and former owner of Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore

    Joanne Sinchuk, founder, manager and former owner of Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
      Q: You have been in business since 1996 (though the store was sold in 2009 to Booksmart Industries). What do you have that other booksellers don't? What we have is what most small businesses have over the chains: Personalized customer service,...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti expected to announce plan for $13.25 minimum wage

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti expected to announce plan for $13.25 minimum wage
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is circulating a plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour over three years, followed by annual boosts keyed to inflation, according to business representatives and City Hall officials. The action is...
  • Mount Dora water safe to drink again

    Drink up, Mount Dora. The water is safe to drink again, a city spokeswoman said today. The city lifted its precautionary boil alert about 3 p.m. after 3,000 customers were affected for nearly three days. City leaders issued the advisory Sunday after...
  • Pot as medicine [Editorial]

    Pot as medicine  [Editorial]
    A state commission meeting this week to draft rules governing access to medical marijuana by patients and physicians has left advocates for the drug's therapeutic use wondering whether it will ever become available to those who need it. The...