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Arkansas City Sued Over Hot Check Court Fines, Arrests

FINANCE | By Andrew DeMillo | Aug 24
A central Arkansas city is effectively operating a debtors' prison that imposes hefty fines and jail time for thousands of poor people whose checks bounce.

Illinois Latest State to Expand Domestic Workers' Rights

LEGAL | By Sophia Tareen | Aug 24
Left out of federal labor law written decades ago, nannies, housekeepers and private caregivers are gaining legal protections in a growing number of states.

As the Number of Freestanding ERs Grows, So Does Scrutiny

CORPORATE | By David Warren | Aug 24
Freestanding emergency centers have sprouted in recent years across the suburban landscape, taking root in affluent neighborhoods and directly challenging nearby medical clinics and hospitals.

Utah Restaurant Staff to Stop Open-Carrying Guns

CORPORATE | Aug 23
A Utah restaurant known for kilt-clad servers who openly carry firearms will have to keep them under wraps starting this week.

Farmers Seek Tax Credit for Donations to Food Pantries

FINANCE | By David Klepper | Aug 23
Each year New York farmers give millions of pounds of apples, squash, corn or other agricultural products to the state's food banks. Now they're looking to get some credit for those good deeds - a tax credit.

Speedo USA Becomes the First Major Sponsor to Drop Lochte

CORPORATE | By Paul Newberry | Aug 22
Ryan Lochte lost his first major sponsor when Speedo USA announced it is dropping the swimmer over a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics that he initially described as an armed robbery.

Tanning Industry Blames 10,000 Salon Closings on Obamacare

FINANCE | By Kelli Kennedy | Aug 22
Business owners around the country say the little-noticed 10 percent tax on tanning in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has crippled the industry.AP Photo/Mike Groll

Hiring Was Healthy in Past Year in Many U.S. Swing States

FINANCE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Aug 22
Hiring has been strong in the past year in many presidential campaign swing states, a possible hurdle for GOP candidate Donald Trump, who has sought to capitalize on economic distress.

Ex-Wahlburgers Employees Sue, Claiming Denied Wages and Tips

CORPORATE | Aug 22
Five former employees of the burger chain founded by celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are suing the company over what they call "rampant" violations of labor laws.

Ex-Wahlburgers Employees Sue, Claiming Denied Wages And Tips

FINANCE | Aug 21
Five former employees of the burger chain founded by celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are suing the company over what they call "rampant" violations of labor laws.

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