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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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  • State health exchange swamped with enrollees

    State health exchange swamped with enrollees
    California's health exchange is struggling to keep pace with a surge of applicants who are encountering long waits and website problems as they try to meet a Dec. 23 deadline. In response to higher-than-expected demand, the Covered California exchange...
  • 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...
  • A Shot in the Arm

    A Shot in the Arm
    In June, Goldman Sachs announced the 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative, which will give small business owners in the Los Angeles area a shot in the arm educationally and financially. The program will provide underserved small business owners access to...
  • Examining your health insurance options under Obamacare

    Examining your health insurance options under Obamacare
    Starting Oct. 1, millions of Californians can start signing up for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. In addition to new coverage options, the healthcare law changes the rules of the insurance game for many consumers. It also...
  • The Obamacare exemptions that aren't

    The Obamacare exemptions that aren't
    Numerous readers have written The Times to criticize President Obama and congressional Democrats for championing an unpopular healthcare reform law while, the writers say, exempting themselves from it. For example, Daniel A. Cowell of Monrovia wrote:...
  • Letters: Open up Yosemite -- and the rest of government

    Letters: Open up Yosemite -- and the rest of government
    Re "Yosemite closure a blow to U.S. image," Oct. 3 Although I appreciate the words by my congressman, Tom McClintock (R-Elk Grove), on the House floor last week about the importance of Yosemite National Park to our local economy, words are not enough....
  • Kathleen Sebelius defends Obamacare on 'Daily Show with Jon Stewart'

    When the first thing Jon Stewart brought up was the technical problems that have bedeviled the rollout of Obamacare, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius should have known the interview wasn't going to be a walk in the park. Sebelius...
  • Don't accelerate IRA distributions

    Don't accelerate IRA distributions
    Dear Liz: I am a CPA and fairly knowledgeable about investing, but I have a question about my IRAs. I am 58 and my husband is in his mid-80s. We both are retired with federal pensions and no debt other than a mortgage. My plan is to start taking money...