Daniel Howes The Detroit News Published 11:29 PM EST Nov 8, 2018 On the campaign trail, Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer promised to repeal the state’s right-to-work law, end the so-called “retirement tax” on public-sector pensions and reinstate the Prevailing Wage Law. But realizing the political dreams of her supporters in organized labor ain't happening now with Republicans maintaining control of the Legislature, if with reduced majorities. That frees the next governor, a Democrat, to prove whether she’ll be a pragmatic ally of the business and philanthropic community. She should be — because it's in the interest of the state and her political future to do so. Business leaders buoyed by the progress of the past eight years are more interested in maintaining economic momentum than once again fighting tired ideological battles producing confrontation and few real winners. They see enthusiasm reshaping Detroit, … [Read more...] about Michigan business leaders seeking ally in Whitmer
Tami Abdollah and Stephen Braun Associated Press Published 7:31 AM EST Nov 8, 2018 Washington – Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump’s business dealings – his tax returns – House Democrats are prepared to use their new majority and subpoena power to go after financial records that could back up their claims that he’s using his presidency to enrich himself and his family. After two years of being blocked by the White House and the Trump Organization, Democrats hope the new year brings a new day on such issues as foreign government spending at Trump properties, Trump’s foreign licensing deals, Trump administration ties to lobbyists and special interests, and spending by Trump’s charitable foundation. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Maryland Democrat poised to take charge of the House Oversight Committee, said in a statement to The Associated Press that he intends to use the panel as “a check on the … [Read more...] about Democrats take aim at Trump business conflicts
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by Beijing Dispatch BySteven Lee Myers Nov. 8, 2018 BEIJING — Beijing’s latest urban preservation campaign swung like a wrecking ball this summer through the colorful shops along Yonghegong Street, a tree-lined road between two of the city’s landmarks: the Confucius and Lama Temples. Workers wielding crowbars, jackhammers and written orders from the city knocked out tiled eaves and wooden columns decorated with red lanterns and Tibetan prayer flags. Then they bricked up and painted over spaces that had once been doors or windows. Yuan Hong, who a decade ago opened a hair salon on one of the distinctive alleyways known as hutongs not far from Yonghegong, showed up there early one morning recently to find workers knocking out her glass storefront. “Can you wait for me to get my face washed … [Read more...] about Historic Preservation or Just Ripping Out a Way of Life in Beijing?
Joyce M. Rosenberg, Ap Business Writer Updated 7:33 am PST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, photo Courtney Jackson poses for a photo in her home office in Valrico, Fla. Nearly a year after Jackson launched her clothing business, she took on a partner to help manage the company's growth, but just three months after the partnership began it ended. Under their partnership agreement, drawn up without an attorney, dividing the company’s assets would have weakened it financially. The partners decided to close, and Jackson lost her company. less In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, photo Courtney Jackson poses for a photo in her home office in Valrico, Fla. Nearly a year after Jackson launched her clothing business, she took on a partner to help manage the ... more Photo: Chris O'Meara, AP In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, photo Courtney Jackson poses for a photo in her home office in Valrico, … [Read more...] about Bound to fail: Poor choices can ruin business partnerships
The Swan public house beside the green in Gressenhall circa 2000. Picture: GRAHAM CORNEY Calls have been made for a community to save and re-open a village pub amid plans to build homes on the site. Alastair Simpson at The Swan in Gressenhall in 2013. Picture; Matthew Usher.An application to demolish The Swan in Gressenhall, near Dereham, and build four new homes on the site have been submitted to Breckland Council. The pub, built in 1795, is situated on The Green. So far 10 objections from local residents have been received by the council.Resident Paula Mather, claimed the pub had “significant scope” to diversify including adding a shop, post office, or using it as a tea room.She also suggested that as well as being a viable business, the village would be looking at the possibility of renewing the pub’s operation under community ownership - a process which she has volunteered to lead and coordinate.In a letter of objection written to Breckland Council, she said: … [Read more...] about Calls for community to save 18th century village pub following plans to demolish and make way for houses