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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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  • 'Net neutrality' ruling could be costly for consumers, advocates say

    'Net neutrality' ruling could be costly for consumers, advocates say
    A federal appeals court swept aside government regulations designed to ensure equal access to the Internet, raising the prospects of higher fees for consumers and more barriers for start-ups seeking to compete online. The decision Tuesday could allow...
  • Leveling the legal playing field: Limit forced arbitration

     Leveling the legal playing field: Limit forced arbitration
    Imagine the Dodgers have just won the pennant and are going to play the Yankees in the World Series. But the rules have changed: All games will be played in Yankee Stadium. And there are new umpires, hired and paid by the Yankees. With rules like that,...
  • Workers' comp rates to rise next year

    Workers' comp rates to rise next year
    SACRAMENTO — Employers, especially owners of small businesses, are about to see increases in their workers' compensation insurance bills. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones looked at the $14-billion-a-year market and advised that premium...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Images show her fierce, deadly path one year ago

    Superstorm Sandy: Images show her fierce, deadly path one year ago
    As they worked to help repair some of the damage, people in New York and New Jersey on Tuesday commemorated the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, which tore a deadly and costly path through the region one year ago. Video and photo images show how coastal...
  • California probe of campaign donations sheds light on 'dark money'

    California probe of campaign donations sheds light on 'dark money'
    SACRAMENTO — Tony Russo had a multimillion-dollar problem. The Republican consultant and his team had raised piles of cash to use in California politics as last November's election approached. But a wrinkle in state law meant he couldn't spend...
  • Government shutdown dampens small business optimism in October

    Government shutdown dampens small business optimism in October
    Small business optimism plunged in October as companies reined in their hiring plans and lowered their expectations for the future during the partial government shutdown. The National Federation of Independent Business said its optimism index fell to...
  • Coming to a bookstore near you: Authors as booksellers

    Coming to a bookstore near you: Authors as booksellers
    It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be...
  • Nearly a third of L.A. small businesses plan to hire soon, survey says

    Nearly a third of L.A. small businesses plan to hire soon, survey says
    Nearly one-third of small business owners in Los Angeles plan to hire new workers in the next year, a recent survey said. Among the companies looking to bulk up their payrolls, 37% are planning for an increase in business, according to the 2013 Small...
  • Obama's call for insurers to extend canceled health plans splits state

     Obama's call for insurers to extend canceled health plans splits state
    With 1 million Californians facing cancellation of their health insurance, state officials and the insurance industry were sharply divided over President Obama's call to let consumers extend their policies. And the state agency on the spot, California's...
  • A woman's fight to save Wyoming's first — and last — drive-in theater

    A woman's fight to save Wyoming's first — and last — drive-in theater
    POWELL, Wyo. — The autumn moon has taken its seat low in the evening sky as the cars arrive at Wyoming's last drive-in theater. Pokey Heny stands ready to indulge in another night of small-town sociability. At 52, the owner of the American Dream...
  • President Obama angry about ACA glitches; unbowed about benefits

    President Obama angry about ACA glitches; unbowed about benefits
    If anyone expected President Obama to be cowed, apologetic or remorseful Monday when he answered a barrage of criticism about the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act's website—which even heĀ  admitted “stank”--they must have been very...