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Bangor Daily News
Everything, including 'right to work,' should be on the table in a conversation about Maine jobs
Gov. Paul LePage has made a bold proposal with his "Open for Business" zones, expanding upon the Pine Tree Zones established under former Gov. John Baldacci.
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
New recycling rules raise cost concerns
Coquitlam businessman Ken Plumb says consumers will see their grocery bills soar under new recycling rules.
The City Wire
Wal-Mart CFO says financial metrics will improve in 2014
Wal-Mart Chief Financial Officer Charles Holley said Tuesday that the retailer failed in three of its five main operating objectives last year - sales growth, leveraging its expenses and operating income growth.
Provisional Status Must Include Worker Protections
Guest Blogger: David Fujimoto, third-year law student, University of San Francisco: House Democrats will decide whether to initiate a discharge petition to bring a vote on a comprehensive immigration reform bill to the floor.
Chemicals in commerce: Will industry-promoted legislation undermine existing laws?
"The United States is facing an industrial chemical safety crisis," Chemical Safety Board Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on March 6th.
The Orlando Sentinel
Apple asks for exclusive iTunes releases
Apple Inc. has begun pressuring the major record companies to offer new releases exclusively through its iTunes store - a move that would initially block availability on streaming services such as Spotify or Beats Music, according to several people familiar with the matter.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Minimum wage campaign gains White House, small biz support
The push to increase the federal minimum wage is gathering steam as the White House puts the issue front and center in the run-up to the fall elections.
Charleston City Paper
Mark Sanford, Lowcountry Local First stand against Bass Pro Shops tax incentive
Rep. Sanford shakes hands with Phil Rose, a commercial real estate broker who showed up to voice his opposition to the Bass Pro Shops deal.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
The Motley Fool
After Strong Sales Results, Is Walgreen a Strong Buy?
The reason for the stock's drop was the sales release the business made public covering the month of February as well as results for the fiscal second quarter.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Tucson: Two hours south and a world away
T Lost souls and doomed lovers make pilgrimages to a spot near the corner of South Main Avenue and West Cushing Street, not to pray for divine intervention, for there sure-as-shootin' is nothing holy about El Tiradito, but rather to wish upon a crumbling adobe monument devoted to what legend has it was an unrequited sinner.
The Motley Fool
Target: Opportunity or Still in the Cellar?
At the same time, one non-event as well as one key comment might be the clearest indications of the company's potential over this time frame.
Party-line House vote approves HB 2367 after Tobin backs down from tough Medicaid provision
The state House voted Thursday to put a five-year lifetime cap on government-funded health -- but not for everyone.
Two friends who got gastric bands together nicknamed 'the little and...
Unwitting family who ate Wal-Mart steak laced with LSD for dinner rushed to hospital: Pregnant mother forced into labor by drug as cops hunt suspect Top Manhattan lawyer, 45, jumps to his death from 12th-floor office after 'suffering terrible depression from losing both parents' Mother of teen who attempted suicide after sex attack 'told prosecutor ... (more)
Oil wells and the city: Rift widens between anti-oil activists, developers in resource-rich Alberta
The Lethbridge mother of two, along with a local activist group, is protesting a proposal that would see several wells built in her neighbourhood, one of the fastest-growing parts of the southern prairie city.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Watertown Daily Times
Penske breaks corporate park rules by operating retail store with truck rentals
Penske Truck Leasing broke a covenant that prevents retail sales at Jefferson County Corporate Park in the town of Watertown by operating an on-site store since January.
Manhattan Madam Kristin Davis could spend 5 years in jail for selling drugs
EXCLUSIVE: Watch incredible footage of 9/11 from SPACE filmed by astronaut who watched helplessly as his friend was killed EXCLUSIVE 'Entitled' cheerleader suing parents threatened to take TEACHER to court after he kicked her out of Homecoming dance because she was 'drunk' in the parking lot with boys The woman who 'can leave her body at will': ... (more)
Raising the minimum wage is the least we can do
We're once again caught up in a debate over the minimum wage. Although the wage has often been raised since it was first enacted in 1938, it was never indexed to inflation.
The Miami Herald
Key Biscayne residents protest plans for new Walgreens store
A few weeks after the Key Biscayne Village Council approved plans for a new Walgreens at the corner of Crandon Boulevard and Harbor Drive, hundreds of residents have signed a petition opposing the development and urging the property owner to change his decision.
Japan's Aeon denies Indian retail JV talks, Carrefour silent
Japanese retailer Aeon denied a newspaper report that it was in talks with India's Bharti Group to set up a retail joint venture in India, while France's Carrefour declined to comment on whether it was also talking to Bharti.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Salt Lake Tribune
Disney opens the gates to its own digital movie service
Los Angeles a As consumers display increased interest in owning movies digitally - a habit considered crucial to Hollywood's future - Walt Disney Studios has unveiled a service that is intended to make collecting its films easier.