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  • CANNES: Spain's Low-Budget Pics Come with High Ambitions

    Since 2012 the number of low-budget movies in Spain has surged, becoming a way for a new generation of filmmakers to overcome the paucity of financing. Some of Spain's most exciting movies of late have cost under €1 million ($1.39 million) and snatched...
  • It's Still Called Omni Comics, But Business Has Evolved

     It's Still Called Omni Comics, But Business Has Evolved
    WETHERSFIELD — Comics gets top billing at Scott Wool and George Fietziewicz's business, Omni Comics and Cards, but Wool laughs when he's asked how much of the sales are comic books these days. "Negligible. Two percent or so," he says, laughing...
  • Mitch Albom: Minimum wage gets maximum debate

    I've worked for minimum wage. Many times. Selling programs. Frying chicken. Janitor. Factory worker. Ice cream scooper. In each case, I saved the money and put it toward college and grad school. What I lacked, I borrowed in loans. With my degree, I...
  • Beyond Uber and Airbnb: The future of the 'sharing economy'

    Beyond Uber and Airbnb: The future of the 'sharing economy'
    I was watching from inside my shiny tower in London’s financial district the day that Lehman Bros. collapsed. Bankers were walking out the revolving doors clutching files and family photos, economic refugees in well-cut suits. The party was over. Of...
  • Hartford Needs A Budget Shakeup

    How long can Hartford keep doing this? The city is in the throes of its annual struggle to pass something that passes for a balanced budget, an exercise that gets more challenging each year. In his budget address last month, Mayor Pedro Segarra...
  • Online sales tax loophole hurts local communities [Letter]

    Online sales tax loophole hurts local communities [Letter]
    Congress needs to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) so there is real and fair competition reflecting 21st century commerce. America was built on promoting economic growth and business in a fashion that ensures fair competition for all. Today,...
  • On the gulf oil spill, BP has an 0-for-2 day in court

    On the gulf oil spill, BP has an 0-for-2 day in court
    BP, the giant oil company that was responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, has been moving mountains to persuade the public that it's being rooked by a lot of small businessmen filing claims related to the disaster. Adding to the irony, the...
  • The effort to reform Proposition 13 advances, by a very tiny step

    It's not always politics that makes strange bedfellows, but urgency. That's what's driving the sudden popularity of an effort to reform Proposition 13 by eliminating what has long been one of its most flagrant loopholes for commercial property owners. ...
  • Plans for business health exchange change direction

    Plans for business health exchange change direction
    The state has scrapped plans to build a new online health exchange for small businesses and will instead build on a system it already has in place for employers. The board that makes decisions on how the exchange will operate voted on the change in...
  • Why Festivals Should be Giving Film Funders Awards

    The Cannes Film Festival will be dispensing awards to filmmakers this week, but they don't give awards to dealmakers. Yet as international co-financing pacts grow ever more complex and ubiquitous, the negotiators, not just the cineastes, occupy...
  • Verdugo Views: H.S. Webb and his store grew with Glendale

    Verdugo Views: H.S. Webb and his store grew with Glendale
    Harry S. Webb founded Webb’s Department Store in 1917 with a loan from his mother. Webb had operated a dry-goods business for about 10 years back in his hometown of Chicago. But the story is that his wife embezzled $100,000 from the business and...