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News, articles and information about small businesses, starting and owning and operating a small business, employment law, employment taxes, minimum wage. (Photo iTOWNS)
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  • Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]

    Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's report on the harms of smoking, which launched anti-tobacco public health efforts that have saved an estimated 8 million American lives. We are today a far more educated public when it...
  • A higher minimum wage will help Chicago's neighborhoods

    A higher minimum wage will help Chicago's neighborhoods
    The discussions about the fiscal future of Chicago have forgotten the neighborhoods and the people. I believe we need to address one simple fact: Most people who worked hard and played by the rules do not have enough money to live healthy, productive...
  • Outside Opinion: $15 minimum wage would hurt mom-and-pop businesses

    Outside Opinion: $15 minimum wage would hurt mom-and-pop businesses
    Chicago aldermen have proposed gradually raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, and then later increasing it according to the cost of living. And in November, Illinois voters may be asked in an advisory referendum whether they support raising the...
  • Two Balto. Co. councilmen lose seats in primary

    Two Balto. Co. councilmen lose seats in primary
    Two Baltimore County councilwomen survived primary challenges Tuesday while two other incumbents lost their seats. Four of the council's seven members faced opposition in a primary election that had light voter turnout across the region. Councilman Todd...
  • Lombard votes to keep video gambling ban

    Lombard votes to keep video gambling ban
    The people of Lombard spoke and their elected officials heard them, as all but one trustee voted last Thursday to keep in place the village's ban on video gambling. "To the people of Lombard, you made clear that you didn't want video gambling and the...
  • Wolf tours Martin Guitar, touts manufacturing plan

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf toured Martin Guitar on Tuesday, highlighting where the sixth-generation Nazareth-area manufacturer and his own family business overlap. Wolf stressed the importance of a skilled workforce able to meet the...
  • Some incumbents trailing in high-profile General Assembly races

    Some incumbents trailing in high-profile General Assembly races
    At least six General Assembly incumbents were trailing opponents after early primary returns Tuesday evening — but many incumbents were turning back tough challenges. With early results reported from polls across the state, state Sen. James...
  • Elysia Root, pastry chef

    Elysia Root, pastry chef
    It's not about the recipes, or vanilla spongecake versus chocolate, or square layers versus round. For Elysia Root, cake is the medium to create memories and happiness. The satisfaction of being a cake designer is hearing love stories, making kids smile...
  • Time for Perdue to clean up its act [Letter]

    Time for Perdue to clean up its act [Letter]
    Regarding the recent article, "Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places" (June 15), it is important to note that legislation addressing the issues exposed has already been drafted. Farmers are often attacked for problems that stem beyond their...
  • Weinstein for Howard County Council [Letter]

    I believe that Jon Weinstein will provide the best leadership for Howard County Council District 1. First, Jon is fully committed to supporting the Howard County school system and the excellent police and fire departments. His commitment is clearly...
  • Police warn of utility scam

    A scheme that targeted small-business owners in Costa Mesa last summer has resurfaced, authorities said. According to a warning from police, scammers are posing as Southern California Edison representatives and threatening to shut off electricity if...