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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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  • Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood

    Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood
    The scaffolds enshrouding Baltimore's Washington Monument offer passersby a temporary skyline change, but some residents and small-business owners in the Mount Vernon neighborhood worry about the two-year project's impact on their lifestyles and...
  • Hyde Park salon at center of lawsuit

    Hyde Park salon at center of lawsuit
    Akroma Kourouma Sahan can peer through the windows of her spa at East 53rd Street and South Harper Avenue and see the changing face of Hyde Park. The Harper Court complex, a gleaming retail and office project that includes the University of Chicago as a...
  • Committee OKs Minimum Wage Hike; Vote Possible Wednesday

    HARTFORD — The legislature's budget committee voted Monday to support Gov. Dannel Malloy's plan to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2017, despite continuing clashes between the two political parties over the issue. Barring any...
  • To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics

     To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics
    The Congressional Budget Office says unemployment won't drop to 5.5% — the benchmark for "full employment" — until 2024. That implies a 15-year recovery from the Great Recession (which officially ended in June 2009, when the economy started...
  • Electric rates rising in Arlington Heights

    Electric rates rising in Arlington Heights
    Energy costs are rising for Arlington Heights residents and businesses with changes coming to the local electrical aggregation programs. The village approved this month a new three-year deal starting in May with Constellation Energy Resources that...
  • After setbacks, tea party members vow to reinvent movement

    After setbacks, tea party members vow to reinvent movement
    WASHINGTON — By most measures, it's been a dire few months for the tea party. Its candidates stumbled in two Texas primary races. Supporters in Congress failed to block bipartisan deals to increase government spending and raise the debt ceiling....
  • A plan for building Maryland's economy [Commentary]

    A plan for building Maryland's economy [Commentary]
    Earlier this General Assembly session, we joined together to announce a transformational economic development commission, a part of a joint economic development agenda that builds on the strategic investments Gov. Martin O'Malley and the legislature...
  • Fresh from primary win, Rauner faces strategic move by Madigan

     Fresh from primary win, Rauner faces strategic move by Madigan
    Bruce Rauner dispatched three veteran Republicans to win the party's nomination for governor, but as he looked ahead to the general election campaign, the first-time office seeker was quickly confronted by a formidable Democratic opponent — and it...
  • Obama: It's 'just fair' to make more workers eligible for overtime pay

    WASHINGTON -- Saying it’s “just fair” for more Americans to earn overtime pay, President Obama on Thursday directed the Labor Department to come up with new rules to expand the number of workers eligible. Before sitting down to sign...
  • As prices in Rio de Janeiro soar, locals turn to 'surreal' currency

    As prices in Rio de Janeiro soar, locals turn to 'surreal' currency
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's currency is called the real, which in Portuguese means both "royal" and, simply, "real." But with prices skyrocketing ahead of the World Cup finals this summer, some locals in this famed beach city have created a mock...
  • Five candidates running for Assembly

    The filing deadline has passed for the 74th Assembly District candidates, setting the stage for a run between five contenders in the June 3 primary. Irvine community activist Anila Ali, Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry, Huntington Beach Mayor...