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  • Older Oklahomans starting new small businesses

    By D. RAY TUTTLE - Associated Press

    After spending a career in public schools across northeast Oklahoma, Cindy Snodgrass decided to continue following her passion for helping students on her own terms. Published July 28, 2014

  • ORTEL: Note to Janet Yellen: The American bubble is popping

    By Charles Ortel

    This week, guests will interact with Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen and colleagues inside a benign bubble that no outsider can prick -- a scripted symposium, manufactured for the select few in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Published July 27, 2014

  • Obama urges Congress to close corporate tax loopholes

    By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

    With other pieces of his economic agenda such as a minimum wage increase stalled, President Obama turned his attention to corporate taxes Thursday and said U.S. businesses should be concerned not just with profits but also with being "good corporate citizens." Published July 24, 2014

  • Women entrepreneurs tell Senate they face funding discrimination

    By Jacqueline Klimas - The Washington Times

    The real war on women is being waged by loan officers and capital investors, a group of successful female entrepreneurs told a Senate panel Wednesday. Published July 23, 2014

  • Airlines optimistic despite a year of several tragedies

    By Meghan Drake - The Washington Times

    It hasn't been a good news cycle for the aviation business — a commercial plane shot down over Ukraine, the closure of Israel's main airport over terrorism fears and Wednesday's deadly crash of another plane in East Asia — but the travel-by-air business is not likely to see an economic crash landing. Published July 23, 2014

  • Business groups fight EPA plant rules, eye legal action

    By Kellan Howell - The Washington Times

    A coalition of top business groups expressed rising concerns over the Environmental Protection Agency's plans to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants, demanding more time Tuesday to respond and eyeing a legal battle against the Obama administration if necessary. Published July 22, 2014

  • Oregon Editorial Rdp

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Editorials from Oregon newspapers Published July 21, 2014

  • Smoker's widow awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages

    By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times

    A jury has awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages to a Florida widow who says her husband died because tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds was negligent in informing consumers of the negative health effects of smoking. Published July 20, 2014

  • ORTEL: America needs more Microsofts and less government

    By Charles Ortel

    On Tuesday, tech giant Microsoft will explain how many jobs a cash-rich, uber-profitable enterprise will savage, staying ahead of cut-throat competition in the global marketplace. Published July 20, 2014

  • Virginia jobless rate inches up to 5.3 percent

    By Associated Press

    Virginia's unemployment rate inched up in June to 5.3 percent, the second consecutive monthly increase. Published July 18, 2014

  • SSA may have overpaid $19M to fraudsters, undocumented workers

    By Chloe Johnson - The Washington Times

    The Social Security Administration potentially made $19 million in overpayments in one of its income security programs in 2010, according to a government watchdog report released Wednesday. Published July 16, 2014

  • EEOC aims to stop discrimination against pregnant women

    By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times

    A federal agency has updated rules aimed at preventing employers from taking adverse actions against pregnant women, new mothers and women in their childbearing years. Published July 15, 2014

  • ORTEL: As President Obama frolics, real bears get ready to feast

    By Charles Ortel

    Cutting to the front of a line, while defying school lunch dictates promulgated by the first lady, President Obama let his inner bear loose last week. Our President slurped down Texas barbecue, scant miles away from the latest humanitarian crisis his administration manufactures, choosing to avert his own eyes though he had spent your money to get close enough to our southern border. Published July 13, 2014

  • Marathon bombing survivor kicked out of TJ Maxx over service dog

    By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times

    TJ Maxx says it "deeply regrets" an incident last week in which a PTSD patient who survived the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings was forced to leave a New Hampshire store because of her service dog. Published July 13, 2014

  • Family Dollar's income falls as discount stores face challenges

    By Kristen East - The Washington Times

    Considered the darling of the retail business during the Great Recession, the deep-discount chains enjoyed strong sales and growth providing off-brand food and cleaning items, among other household necessities, at the cost of $1 or less. But a weak earnings report from Charlotte, N.C.-based Family Dollar Thursday could be a sign that at least one of the leading dollar-store stars is coming back to earth. Published July 10, 2014

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