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Entries by Janell Ross from 01/2012

Workers' Right To Sue Employers Over Pay, Other Conditions In Flux

Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

In 2010, Stephen Brown was living in York, Pa., and needed work. Most days Labor Ready, a temporary staffing company, had it. The company slogan highl...

State Tax Hikes On Wealthy Proposed By California, Maryland Governors

Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

This week, a pair of governors called for something that just two years ago might have been politically untenable: permanent targeted state tax increa...

Foreclosure Crisis Erases Hard-Won Wealth, Dreams Even In Center Of Black Affluence

Posted 01.31.2012 | Business

BOWIE, Md. -- In the spring of 2007, a few months after Osita Otigba and his wife, Peace, moved to Balk Hill, a new subdivision then being busily deve...

Hialeah, Florida's Neediest Residents Imperiled By Federal Budget Cuts

Posted 01.31.2012 | Business

In the three decades that Fred Marinelli has spent leafing though grant applications from nonprofit groups in Hialeah, Fla., assessing their performan...