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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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  • 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...
  • Latino economic development satellite office opening in Highlandtown

    Latino economic development satellite office opening in Highlandtown
    Baltimore's Latino Economic Development Center will open a satellite office along Eastern Avenue in Highlandtown, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday. The office, to be located in space donated by the Southeast Community Development...
  • Herbst: 'Humbled and proud' to have Kamenetz's support [Letter]

    Herbst: 'Humbled and proud' to have Kamenetz's support [Letter]
    Your editorial "Kamenetz the kingmaker" (May 22) was misguided conjecture based on a four-month-old campaign finance report. As The Sun recently reported, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz transferred the vast majority of the funds in the A Better...
  • Colorado passes laws regulating Uber, other rides-on-demand services

    Colorado this week became the first state to regulate smartphone rides-on-demand businesses such as Uber. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Thursday measures that mandate drivers pass background checks, vehicles be inspected by mechanics and ride...
  • A wide-open race for redrawn district in Baltimore, Howard counties

    A wide-open race for redrawn district in Baltimore, Howard counties
    For the first time in more than a decade, the sprawling House of Delegates district that extends from southwest Baltimore County through Howard County is in play. With three long-serving incumbents retiring from District 12, a large field of competitors...
  • Des Plaines questions electric aggregation savings

    Des Plaines questions electric aggregation savings
    As the once-touted savings of municipal electric aggregation programs start to recede across some Illinois communities, Des Plaines officials want to wait until June before deciding whether to place an aggregation referendum question on the November...
  • Two L.A. Asian American banks near top of national stock ratings

    Two L.A. Asian American banks near top of national stock ratings
    Two of Los Angeles' many Asian American banks ranked near the top of analysts' national lists of bank stocks that investors should buy, a signal of economic strength in local immigrant communities. Financial information provider SNL Financial ranked...
  • Chicago headed toward partial plastic bag ban

    Chicago headed toward partial plastic bag ban
    Many Chicago shoppers would have to change the way they tote groceries, clothing and other items from store to home under a plan to ban the plastic bags that have become a ubiquitous feature of modern life. The idea is to dramatically lower the number...
  • Dividing up the casino winnings

    Dividing up the casino winnings
    Tens of billions of dollars have been wagered in the state's casinos since the state legalized slot machines and table games — spinning off funds for schools, the horse racing industry and local programs that have financed everything from paving and...
  • Maryland's stagnant economy [Editorial]

    Maryland's stagnant economy  [Editorial]
    The latest report from the U.S. Department of Commerce reveals that Maryland's gross domestic product or GDP, a primary measure of the economy's health, was unchanged in 2013. That zero growth rate caused Maryland to be ranked second to last among all...
  • Some still able to enroll in Virginia marketplace

    Some still able to enroll in Virginia marketplace
    Enrollment in health insurance through Virginia's federally facilitated state marketplace, established by the Affordable Care Act, is continuing. While open enrollment for 2014 ended on March 31, there are changes in status and other situations that...