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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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  • '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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • GOP candidates take aim at Democrats

    GOP candidates take aim at Democrats
    In their only scheduled debate on Baltimore television, the four Republican candidates for governor depicted Maryland as overtaxed and overspent under a Democratic administration, creating a climate in which businesses are fleeing to neighboring states....