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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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  • Sun's Howard County endorsements [Editorial]

    Sun's Howard County endorsements [Editorial]
    The Sun makes endorsements for state legislature and County Council in the following races: 9th District The 9th District senate seat is being vacated by Republican Allan Kittleman who is running to be Howard County executive. Current Republican...
  • 'Patent Trolls' Damage Businesses, Economy

    Rheo Brouillard knew he was in the crosshairs of a "patent troll." Brouillard is the president of Savings Institute Bank & Trust in Willimantic. Other small banks here and around the Northeast had been getting letters claiming patent infringement....
  • Affordable Care Act's Taxing Nature Could Doom It

    If the president wants to witness a refutation of his assertion that the survival of the Affordable Care Act is assured, come Thursday he should stroll the 13 blocks from his office to the nation's second-most important court, the D.C. Circuit Court of...
  • Joe Visconti: Help Business, Doctors

    As a former West Hartford town councilor, candidate for Congress and 30-year pistol permit gun owner, I entered the race for governor on April 4, 2013, after the infringement of our Second Amendment rights in the form of the gun control bill. Common...
  • Quilters lose haven in Downers Grove

     Quilters lose haven in Downers Grove
    A Downers Grove quilting and sewing shop has shut its doors, becoming at least the third store in the downtown area to close in the past year. The Quilt Basket at 1012 Curtiss Street closed in late May after a going-out-of-business sale. Owner...
  • On the gulf oil spill, BP moves to prolong the courtroom agony

    Running true to form, BP announced today that it will continue its effort to undermine a legal settlement the company itself helped craft by taking its campaign to the Supreme Court. To be precise, BP will appeal rulings from the Fifth Circuit Court...
  • CEO: McDonald's would 'manage' minimum wage hike

    CEO: McDonald's would 'manage' minimum wage hike
    McDonald's Corp. for years has been in the cross hairs of a national campaign to raise the minimum wage, a movement that intensified last week as demonstrators marched on its Oak Brook headquarters. The fast-food behemoth has rejected protesters' call...
  • Mailbag: Repaired road needs some fixing

    The repair of the Beach Boulevard fast lane from Ellis Avenue to Slater Avenue is paved with extremely bumpy asphalt. It causes a car to bounce repeatedly and could cause damage to vehicles that drive over it. It is road repair shamefully done and...
  • Homer Glen commission divided on 'feather' banners

    Homer Glen commission divided on 'feather' banners
    A Plan Commission vote on whether to recommend that "feather banners" be made legal for businesses in Homer Glen resulted in a tie vote. "I think it's distracting (to drivers)," said Plan Commission member Joseph Maska at the panel's April 7 meeting....
  • 'Cold in July' turns up the pulp fiction heat with Texas tale

     'Cold in July' turns up the pulp fiction heat with Texas tale
    Only in Texas could the neo-noir of "Cold in July" be so believable. I say that as a fan of both the state and the style. This striking new entry in pulp fiction stars Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson in a tangled tale of crime and...
  • Uber to file long appeal of Maryland proposal to regulate it as taxi operator

    Uber to file long appeal of Maryland proposal to regulate it as taxi operator
    Uber Technologies still has a lot to say about the Maryland Public Service Commission's plan to regulate it and other popular rideshare companies as taxi operators — and the regulating agency will hear the company out. Uber, which has said it...