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  • Food scare in China is good news for Thailand's CP Foods

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Business is booming at Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) , Thailand's biggest meat and animal feed producer, especially now it has won orders for chicken products from McDonald's Holding Co (Japan) after a food scare in China. The...
  • Investing: The urge to merge is back in a big way

    Every week, it seems, brings news of a corporate coupling (or at least an invitation). Buyouts are brisk in industries ranging from technology to health care, from finance to consumer goods. Halfway through 2014, U.S. companies had announced more than 9,...
  • What you can buy for $350,000 in Chicago

    With the popularity of telecommuting continuing to rise and as startup businesses blossom from homes as well, we have chosen to focus this month on three great properties in Chicago that offer spaces for a home office. "As families evolve and as access...
  • Report that calls California expensive for businesses sparks debate

    California is one of the most expensive states for businesses to operate, mainly because of high pay and related labor costs, says a new report commissioned by an arm of the state Chamber of Commerce. "The high cost of creating additional jobs puts...
  • San Diego elected officials override mayor's minimum wage veto

    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The San Diego City Council on Monday overrode the mayor's veto of a bill to gradually raise the minimum wage in California's second-largest city to $11.50 an hour by January 2017, enacting a measure aimed mostly at helping low-paid...
  • Promoter of Mariachi 5K run in Boyle Heights faces backlash over theme

    Promoter of Mariachi 5K run in Boyle Heights faces backlash over theme
    The mariachi of Boyle Heights mostly live by a golden rule: No event is a bad event. They play for funerals and quinceaƱeras, foreclosures and sex change celebrations. But Sunday's Mariachi 5K — where some runners undoubtedly will show up in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Standard Chartered to pay $300 million for oversight shortfalls

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - British banking company Standard Chartered Plc will pay a $300 million penalty and suspend or exit some important businesses after failing to weed out risky transactions that could be linked to money laundering. The civil...
  • Batavia upholds ban on video gambling

    Batavia upholds ban on video gambling
    The city of Batavia on Monday upheld its ban on video gambling despite a request to allow the activity in some businesses and fraternal organizations. The state began allowing video gambling in 2012, but it's up to the local municipality to decide...
  • Fest planner: Aug. 22-24

    Fest planner: Aug. 22-24
    This is your final weekend before Labor Day, and you have plenty of opportunities to make it count. Take your pick of nine festivals focused on food, art, music and fashion in neighborhoods from the South Loop to Logan Square. Hungry? Head directly to...