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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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  • 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...
  • Brown ad offers feel-good generalities on economy

    Brown ad offers feel-good generalities on economy
    Democrat Anthony G. Brown's campaign calls his new 30-second television spot "Not About the Numbers." The ad lives up to its title by offering no statistics, just broad generalities about Maryland's economy. What the ad says: The ad opens with a shot of...
  • '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...
  • Shriver widens fundraising lead in bid for Yaroslavsky's seat

    Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has widened his fundraising lead over his two chief rivals to replace Zev Yaroslavsky, adding another $700,000 in personal funds to his campaign account and raising $332,500 more from a wide...
  • Venezia: Political soft blows just keep coming

    Venezia: Political soft blows just keep coming
    Last week I poked some fun by reading between the lines of political mailers I'd received over the past few weeks. I found especially entertaining the recent mailers from 74th Assembly District candidates Keith Curry and Emanuel Patrascu. Of course...
  • Bobby Shriver widens fundraising lead in supervisors' race

    Bobby Shriver widens fundraising lead in supervisors' race
    Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has widened his fundraising lead over his two chief rivals to replace Zev Yaroslavsky, adding an additional $700,000 in personal funds to his campaign account and raising $332,500 more from a wide...
  • State terminates contract with health exchange firm

    State terminates contract with health exchange firm
    Maryland has terminated its contracts with the company hired to build and operate the state’s online health exchange, which has been riddled with problems since its launch in October. The board overseeing the exchange voted Sunday night to sever...
  • Health premiums projected to rise for many small firms under Obamacare

    Health premiums projected to rise for many small firms under Obamacare
    A new federal report estimates that 65% of small firms will pay more for employee health insurance as a result of the federal healthcare law while the remaining 35% will see premiums drop. Those increased healthcare costs will probably be passed on to...
  • Catonsville businessman considers community in plans for Candle Light site [Letter]

    Kudos, once again, to Craig Witzke. I moved to Baltimore, 27 years ago, to start a distribution/construction business. By accident, I ended up living in Catonsville; it was the town at the end of I-70. I never regretted that decision. It is a...
  • Rep. Walden wants FCC's Critical Needs study killed

    Although the Federal Communications Commission has already indicated it is reworking a survey that was criticized both inside and outside the regulatory agency because it sought information about news operations of radio and TV broadcasters, a prominent...
  • Brown proposes college loans for children of immigrants here illegally

    Brown proposes college loans for children of immigrants here illegally
    Building on the Dream Act approved by voters in 2012, Democrat Anthony G. Brown proposed Thursday that Maryland provide low-interest college loans to the children of workers who are in this country illegally. Brown's proposal came on a busy day in the...