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  • Minimum wage issue pits franchisees against cities

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of franchisees are learning they're not small businesses, at least in the eyes of city government. A new law that will raise Seattle's minimum wage to $15 from the current $9.32 gives small businesses more time to phase in the 61 percent increase — seven years...

  • La. oyster beds recovering after storms, oil spill

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the first time in its 100-year-plus history, one of New Orleans' biggest oyster dealers has resorted to importing oysters to subsidize demand for the shellfish delicacy, which in recent years, dealers say, has become hard to harvest in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Al...

  • Fears of a beer-free Utah Oktoberfest dry up

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The beer will flow at a Utah Oktoberfest, after the state liquor board backed off its warning that the long-running German celebration of all things ale could go dry this year. Utah's state liquor board on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a license for Snowbird Ski...

  • Rumors of bourbon shortage lack proof

    They were some of the more ominous headlines published this year.

  • Supreme Court weighs in on this juice spat

    A juicy legal battle between the makers of two rival fruit drinks can continue, as the Supreme Court on Thursday said POM Wonderful may proceed with a false advertising lawsuit against Coca-Cola. The case involves conflicting federal laws — consumer health vs. copyright — and has broad...

  • Federal cheese regs wouldn't have hurt Kraft, but they would have hurt rich people

    The Food and Drug Administration tried a sneak attack on the artisan cheese industry earlier this week, pushing a new rule, pretending it wasn't a new rule, that would outlaw the aging of cheese on wooden board. The FDA has backed down from this new-not-new rule-not-rule.



From the Weekly Standard

  • For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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