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Obama Plans to Create World's Largest Marine Protected Area

CORPORATE | By Kevin Freking | Aug 29
President Barack Obama on Friday expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world's largest marine protected area.

Goodbye, Herring? Biotech Bait Gives Lobstermen Alternative

CORPORATE | By Patrick Whittle | Aug 29
With about $1 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, a small company has developed "OrganoBait," a hockey puck-shaped product packed with an artificial attractant crabs and lobsters love.

Chicago Story: Trump Sends GOP Donors Spinning

FINANCE | By Julie Bykowicz | Aug 28
Many top donors boycotted or sulked their way through the national convention last month. And nearly every day, it seems, a Republican endorses Clinton, some promising financial help.

Measuring the Fallout From A Summer Full of Box-Office Flops

CORPORATE | By Jake Coyle | Aug 28
Hollywood's blockbuster machine frequently stalled and sputtered this summer, leaving behind a steady trail of misbegotten reboots, ill-conceived sequels and questionable remakes.

To Grow or Not? Some Successful Small Business Owners Say No

CORPORATE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Aug 27
When a small business is successful, an owner will likely face the question of whether to grow. After a lot of soul-searching, many say no.

Kibbles 'n Bits Sales Suffer As Pet Owners Get Pickier

CORPORATE | Aug 26
Americans' increasingly picky tastes are affecting not just the bowls on their tables, but those on the floor: Kibbles 'n Bits sales are suffering.

Federal Judge Puts Starbucks Lawsuit on Ice

LEGAL | By Brian Melley | Aug 25
A federal judge has thrown cold water on a lawsuit that claimed Starbucks defrauded customers by adding ice to its cold beverages.

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.

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