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    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The owners of several popular Little Havana businesses have filed a federal multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the city of Miami. The lawsuit by Mad Room Hospitality, which owns Ball & Chain and Taquerias el Mexicano, seeks more than $27.9M in lost profits and additional damages to their businesses caused they say by the city’s relentless efforts to run...
    City programs funded Cupertino stands to receive approximately $1 million in state and federal funds for wildfire protection and mitigation as well as small business resiliency. On Sept. 18 state Assemblymember Evan Low and Congressmember Anna Eshoo announced a multimillion-dollar budget investment in wildfire prevention and emergency preparedness for communities in the West Valley. In total, municipalities in the...
    (CNN)James Bosquez grew up being singled out by his cousins for only speaking English and prompting surprised looks from his peers for not getting good grades in Spanish class.The 39-year-old standup comedian says those reactions used to bother him as a young boy, but he learned that not speaking the language didn't make him less Latino. Bosquez represents the complexity...
    SOUTH SIDE (KDKA) — Two-way traffic has returned to busy East Carson Street on the South Side. Pittsburgh Public Safety is ending its traffic pilot program that was put in place to prevent violent incidents. READ MORE: Rally In Pittsburgh Calls For End To GerrymanderingEmployees at businesses on East Carson Street are glad traffic is back to normal, and...
    The White House in July explicitly stated that coronavirus vaccine mandates are “not the role of the federal government” — an admission made months before President Biden announced federal vaccine mandates he was imposing on private businesses. During a July 23 press briefing, a reporter asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki if she believed the federal government should “step in...
    An effort by police in Miami to turn down the volume of South Beach's raucous party scene is being labeled as racist by some critics.  City officials have been attempting to reduce noise levels and crime along the 10-block stretch of Ocean Drive known for art deco hotels, restaurants and bars arguing that increased revenue from the partygoers is not...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Miami Beach wants to turn down the volume in the city’s South Beach party neighborhood, citing increasingly raucous crowds, public drinking and growing violence, but efforts to curb the carousing have raised complaints about racism, classism and business practices along one of the nation’s most glamorous waterfronts. The 10-block stretch of Ocean Drive known for art deco...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh company decided to celebrate its 75th anniversary by giving back to the local community. Schultheis Bros. decided to give a roof away to honor their family legacy. The goal was to five one deserving family in the Pittsburgh family a free roof system. They held a contest and asked people to...
    MIAMI (AP) — Miami Beach wants to turn down the volume in the city’s South Beach party neighborhood, citing increasingly raucous crowds, public drinking and growing violence, but efforts to curb the carousing have raised complaints about race, class and business practices along one of the nation’s most glamorous waterfronts. The 10-block stretch of Ocean Drive known for art deco...
    After only three months at the helm of the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan is disturbing many top Republicans, who say she’s turned the agency into a partisan weapon. “She’s abandoned long-standing bipartisan practices and made it clear she will use the FTC to advance President Biden’s agenda in the name of economic ‘inequality’ and socialism,” Rep. Jim Jordan,...
    WALNUT CREEK (BCN) – The Walnut Creek City Council on Tuesday will consider allowing non-medical cannabis businesses to operate within the city. In 2018, the city adopted its own regulations for “personal and commercial cannabis activities,” according to a staff report for Tuesday’s meeting. The current ordinance allows for up to two non-storefront, delivery-only cannabis retailers within city limits. READ...
    Glenn and Stu Burguiere went on to discuss more Democrat "wish list" items hidden inside this reconciliation bill, such as establishing "business incubators" who are authorized to disperse tens of billions of dollars to startup businesses in underserved areas, including the formerly incarcerated, and exclusive to businesses less that five years in operation or in "the planning stages." ...
    HUNDREDS of thousands of super-fat pigs will have to be “shot on the farm” because of a shortage of butchers. But business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng hit out at firms using the shortfall of workers to get more visas for cheaper labour rather than paying proper wages. 2Hundreds of thousands of pigs face being culledCredit: Reuters 2Kwasi Kwarteng accused businesses of...
    UPTOWN — A city program meant to give neighbors more outdoor space during the pandemic has debuted in Uptown, with more spaces set to roll out across the city as the outdoor dining season comes to a close. The Chicago Alfresco space has opened on Uptown’s Argyle Street, where additional outdoor seating, decorations and programing will come to the...
    (CNN)The federal government picked up the cost of the unprecedented expansion of jobless benefits during the pandemic, but many states are still facing a hefty tab for their share of the program -- and tough decisions about how to cover the bill.To avoid hiking taxes on employers, some states have opted to use billions of federal dollars they received in...
    Fox host Laura Ingraham said on "The Ingraham Angle" Thursday that President Joe Biden "talks a big game" on manufacturing, but his policies in effect achieve the opposite of enabling an economic boost from manufacturing. One of the reasons, Ingraham said, is that the left's policies destroyed energy independence achieved under former President Donald Trump. "Biden's war on oil and gas...
    WASHINGTON (WJZ) — In a letter to President Joe Biden, Maryland’s Congressional delegation on Thursday urged the White House to approve the state’s request for a presidential disaster declaration after the remnants of Hurricane Ida brought tornadoes and flash floods that affected or damaged more than a hundred homes and businesses. The declaration unlocks federal funding and resources for Anne...
    EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, introduced a bill Thursday which would prevent Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other agencies from imposing fines on individuals or businesses that do not comply with President Biden's proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate.According to text of the bill, named the No Taxation Without Congressional Consent Act, "no fine, fee, or taxation shall be imposed...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- This coming Monday marks the start of Latin Restaurant Week in Chicago.It's a two-week-long culinary celebration highlighting Latin-owned businesses across the city.Karinn Chavarria is the founder of Latin Restaurant Week. She joined ABC7 to talk about why the event is important as well as special features on the menus.Latin Restaurant Week runs from October 4-18.Restaurants will be...
    The Senate on Thursday defeated a Republican amendment seeking to block President BidenJoe BidenArizona Democrats, activists eye protential primary challenge to Sinema over Biden agenda, filibuster Biden and the Border Patrol: So good to have the 'adults' back in charge Dental coverage for Medicare recipients divides parties MORE's vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses with 100 or more workers. Republicans and Democrats...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — There’s new life for Illinois small businesses struggling in the pandemic. On Thursday, Governor JB Pritzker announced the first round of the Back to Business recovery grants. He explained there’s $250 million dollars available statewide. READ MORE: Fire Spreads To At Least 7 Houses In Fuller Park; 8 People, 8 Dogs Displaced“The first wave of B to...
    Since the start of 2020, companies from Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase to Google and Twitter have pledged billions of dollars to support entrepreneurs of color. All those dollars don’t go directly into business owners’ pockets, however. Many are being invested in other financial institutions — particularly community development financial institutions, whose services include making small-business loans to borrowers...
    Dozens of new laws passed in the 2021 Maryland legislative session will take effect on Friday. The bills cover a variety of topics ranging from police reform — which was at center stage this year — to racial equity and gun sales. Overall, 771 bills were passed this year in the Maryland General Assembly. A list provided by the Maryland...
    Los Angeles (CBSLA) – Vaccine mandates could soon be required to enter most indoor businesses across the city of Los Angeles. That’s if the LA City Council passes an ordinance next week after delaying the vote Wednesday. Under the proposed ordinance businesses would have to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test at restaurant, bars, malls, gyms, movie...
    DAVIS (CBS13) â More than a year after an emergency pandemic ordinance allowed restaurants to block off a downtown Davis street to allow for outdoor dining, some neighboring retailers now say the closure is costing them business. Games of cornhole have replaced cars on G Street, where restaurants have turned the block into an outdoor bar option tucked inside massive...
                      by Thomas Catenacci  President Joe Biden’s wide-ranging vaccine mandate will affect tens of millions of U.S. workers, but experts, labor unions and business groups are divided on what impact the rule will have. While experts disagree on whether the federal mandate, which applies to the majority of the U.S. workforce,...
    Many members of the Los Angeles City Council voiced support Wednesday for a sweeping new ordinance that would require people to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to go inside restaurants, shopping centers, movie theaters, hair and nail salons and a range of other indoor venues in Los Angeles, But after more than an hour of discussion, the council did...
    (CNN)The White House believes vaccine requirements for large private companies are still weeks away from being implemented, weeks after President Joe Biden announced the new mandates were coming.During a press briefing on Wednesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the administration hopes to have "more detail" on the regulations "in the coming weeks."Asked if this signaled a delay in...
    A group of Senate Republicans will introduce legislation Wednesday that would protect Americans’ personal health records and prohibit a number of federal agencies from requiring proof of vaccination or the use of a vaccine passport. The legislation, titled the Prevent Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates for Interstate Commerce Act, first obtained by the Daily Caller was spearheaded by Republican Florida Sen. Rick...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland will have a head start on next year’s spending thanks to a $2.5 billion budget surplus. The surplus, representing over 5% of the state’s $48 billion operating budget in 2021, was driven by federal stimulus aid, which boosted income for residents and businesses, Comptroller Peter Franchot said Wednesday. READ MORE: Uniform Justin Tucker Wore During Historic...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The COVID-19 pandemic exposed inequities that long plagued certain communities. Next month, the City and County of Denver will welcome a new Chief Equity Officer — Dr. Aisha Rousseau. Rousseau will also serve as the new head of the Mayor’s Office of Social Equity and Innovation. CBS4’s Tori Mason interviews Dr. Aisha Rousseau. (credit: CBS) “There have...
    Big businesses have increasingly required employees to get COVID-19 vaccines in the wake of President Joe Biden's announcement for a nationwide mandate, even though the federal government has not yet released the rules. While several large companies already began issuing forms of vaccination or testing requirements over the summer, Biden’s announcement of forthcoming nationwide rules governing large businesses was...
                      by J.D. Davidson  A bill that declares some firearms businesses and services life-sustaining and essential during a public emergency got its first hearing Tuesday in front of the Ohio House Government Oversight Committee. House Bill 325, introduced by Rep. Scott Wiggam, R-Wooster, would not allow the state to stop the...
    In an 8-1 vote, the Montgomery County Council overrode County Executive Marc Elrich’s veto of a bill that creates a downtown business improvement district, or BID, in Silver Spring, Maryland. Council member Will Jawando was the one “no” vote, saying the structure of the BID did not have the support of a diverse group of small business owners in Silver...
    Members of a marching band launched the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Chase Innovative Branch in Skyland Town Center in Southeast D.C. Tuesday. A bank branch with a mission, it aims to help people and small businesses in Wards 7 and 8 realize better financial futures. “This is what makes me proud of the company,” said Jamie Dimon, chair and CEO...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With Floridaâs tourism high season rapidly approaching, tourism officials, hotel, motel, and restaurant owners are hoping for a solid comeback after almost two years of a COVID-impacted economy. Looking ahead, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association issued numbers indicating business travel would be down 61% compared to 2019, the year before the pandemic hit. READ...
    Jen Psaki: It’s “unfair and absurd” that companies would increase costs for consumers in response to us taxing them… https://t.co/eNCAknLqTq — Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio) 1632790465.0 What is the truth? Basic economics demonstrate that corporations often increase prices to cover higher taxes or forced wage increases. In fact, contrary to the White House's claims,...
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) will be rolling out the new “Return and Earn” program which allows unemployed citizens of New Jersey to receive a bonus in their first paycheck upon returning to work. NEW: We’re launching the Return & Earn Program to assist unemployed workers in...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The city of Chicago continues to crack down on businesses that are not complying with the mask mandate.Last week the city issued citations to Le Bounce on West Chicago, Umbrella Social Club, a Dunkin Donuts on East 87th, Flashes Dance Club and Roc Bar.The city has issued 167 citations since the mask mandate went into effect on...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Council adopted Tuesday a 5 billion-euro ($5.8 billion) reserve aimed at helping businesses tackle the short-term effects of Brexit. The council, which represents the national government of every EU member nation, said the money will cover extra costs and compensate the losses from the U.K.’s withdrawal from the 27-nation trade bloc. Britain’s departure has...
    Visitors walk on the Bund in Shanghai, China, on Friday, February 12, 2021.Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — Foreign companies are trying to hold on to lucrative opportunities in China, even if new regulations and the pandemic have made international operations harder. As these businesses watch a crackdown on domestic tech giants, the Chinese government has continued...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture now allows an annual gross salary cap of $78,000 for cottage food producers. Previously it was capped at $18,000 including expenses, and small businesses across the state say it’s a huge win for entrepreneurs. They say it’s thanks to the efforts made by the Minnesota Cottage Food Producers Association. READ MORE: Pamela Espeland,...
    Over the past few weeks a number of people have decided to liken vaccine mandates to the horrors of Nazi Germany. Alex Berenson did it, a sitting Republican congressman did it, and now a video promoted by Joe Rogan is doing it. The video from Samuel Rivera Films, which Rogan shared on Instagram Monday, features audio of Rogan from...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — An apparent protest of Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles’ mask policy got violent in Anaheim, California. (credit: Social Dystopia) Security guards of the famed restaurant clashed with protesters outside its Anaheim location. Video posted to social media showed at least one man being dragged out of the restaurant by several security guards, as some in the crowd...
    Scores of cargo ships have recently gotten stuck waiting to dock at United States ports as the country continues to face COVID-19 supply-chain-related product shortages.  The Daily Mail reported on Saturday, Sept. 25, dozens of ships were stuck at the three busiest ports in the US, including more than two dozen ships off the Long Island shore. The news outlet...
    KHLOE Kardashian has been snubbed by mom Kris Jenner as she boasts about all her other children's business on Instagram. The Momager advertises her brood's many businesses on her social media profile - but leaves Khloe's Good American brand until last. 5Kris snubbed Khloe in the list of family-run businessesCredit: Instagram 5Sisters Kylie, Kendall and Kim all came...
    A major component of President Joe Biden’s plan to raise revenue to pay for his trillions of dollars in new federal spending is now under fire from trade associations across the country. The Biden administration has made clear its plan to beef up IRS auditing by expanding the agency’s funding and power. Biden’s latest proposal would require banks to turn...