Small Business

US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

Dec 13, 2017

National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free

Lawyers clash over impact of Trump's rules on birth control

Dec 13, 2017

Lawyers for California and the U.S. Department of Justice have clashed in court over whether new rules from President Donald Trump's administration would dramatically reduce women's access to free birth control

Coffee shop wants to be Denver's first legal marijuana club

Dec 11, 2017

Colorado's largest city is reviewing the first application from a business seeking to be among the nation's first legal marijuana clubs

Mining to resume at nuke waste dump for 1st time since leak

Dec 11, 2017

Officials at the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository are flipping the switch on an interim ventilation system

Box office top 20: 'Coco' tops charts for third weekend

Dec 11, 2017

With "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" set to open this weekend, Disney and Pixar's "Coco" topped the quiet box office charts for the third time in a row

The Latest: 18 climate scientists win French grants

Dec 11, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron has awarded grants worth millions of euros to bring 18 American and other climate scientists to France, a program to counter U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord

Tribe wary of monument in Montana as others reduced by Trump

Dec 9, 2017

Even as it clashes with American Indians over reductions to national monuments in the Southwest, the Trump administration is engaging with a Montana tribe over the creation of a new monument next to its reservation

Oregon town seeks first microbrewery, offers benefits

Dec 9, 2017

A town in central Oregon, feeling left out of the microbrewery craze, is offering incentives for the first brewery to establish itself there.

California opens online system to license new pot industry

Dec 9, 2017

California has started taking applications to license its emerging legal marijuana industry

As health premiums rise, small businesses seek alternatives

Dec 7, 2017

Small businesses have been getting notices of premium and coverage changes for 2018

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
+9

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
+7

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH