Small Business

PG&E bankruptcy could mean price hikes, unpaid fire lawsuits

Jan 16, 2019

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pending bankruptcy is raising concern that prices will rise and victims of wildfires who are suing the nation's largest utility won't get all the money they may be owed

APNewsBreak: New pen may allow sale of horses for slaughter

Jan 15, 2019

The U.S. Forest Service has built a new corral in California that could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and lead to the slaughter of wild horses.

China to cut taxes, keep policy flexible to counter slowdown

Jan 15, 2019

China to cut taxes, keep policy flexible to counter slowdown

Faith-based shelter fights to keep out transgender women

Jan 12, 2019

A conservative Christian law firm will urge a U.S. judge to block Alaska's largest city from requiring a faith-based women's shelter to accept transgender women

Surgeons fear pelvic mesh lawsuits will spook patients

Jan 11, 2019

Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine are criticizing lawsuits by four states, including Washington and California, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders

Teacher strike delayed in second-largest US school district

Jan 10, 2019

The union representing teachers in Los Angeles _ the nation's second-largest school district _ postponed the start of a strike until Monday because of the possibility of a court-ordered delay of a walkout

Au pairs win $65.5 million settlement in Denver lawsuit

Jan 9, 2019

Young people from around the world who have provided low cost child care for American families will share in a proposed $65.5 million class action settlement with the companies that bring the workers to the United States

Small business tax deduction has CPAs scratching their heads

Jan 9, 2019

Millions of small business owners will be in uncharted waters this tax season as they try to determine if they qualify for a deduction that could exempt one-fifth of their income from taxes

Washington governor, NY mayor push expanded health coverage

Jan 9, 2019

Washington's governor and New York City's mayor have unveiled major initiatives to expand health care coverage

Mogul Sumner Redstone settles lawsuits with ex-girlfriend

Jan 8, 2019

Ailing 95-year-old media mogul Sumner Redstone has settled a series of lawsuits pitting him against his ex-girlfriend days before a trial was set to begin


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