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5 (Kind of) Thanksgiving-Related SCOTUS Rulings to Savor

There's no more American holiday than Thanksgiving. (Well, except maybe Independence Day. And doesn't Canada have a Thanksgiving, too?) A day filled with overeating, over-drinking, and then football? Sign me up! Thanksgiving has popped up over the years at the U.S. Supreme Court as well, though it didn't involve Chief......

California Utilities Likely to Be Back in the EV Charging Business

Three years ago, the state of California banned utilities from becoming investors in public EV charging, saying they represented an unfair competitive threat to independent parties in a still-nascent market. But now the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has proposed lifting that ban. read more

Hyperlocal news, civic engagement and spirituality

Is there a connection between hyperlocal journalism, civic engagement and spirituality? Not directly. But in “The Wired City” I argue that New Haven Independent editor Paul Bass’ emphasis on community and right actions are tied to his involvement in Judaism. In Haverhill, Massachusetts, Banyan Project founder Tom Stites is working to launch Haverhill Matters, the first […]

Carey Peña Out at KTVK

Carey Peña, a longtime anchor for Phoenix’s KTVK, has decided to leave the independent station. Peña, currently co-anchor of “Good Evening Arizona” at 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. and host of “Politics Unplugged,” has worked at KTVT since 1998. Peña...Show More Summary

Africa's Ancient Plant Diversity And Seed Independence Still Under Threat From Proposed New Laws

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in May 2013, we wrote about worrying attempts to create a harmonized system for controlling the sale of seeds in Africa that would increase the power of large suppliers such as Monsanto, at the expense of small farmers. A long and...Show More Summary

Trouw Nutrition’s Masterlab gets acrediation for NIR

MasterLab, part of Trouw Nutrition, has obtained independent accreditation for its near-infrared (NIR) spectrometry of animal feed ingredients.This accreditation allows the company to offer remote NIR application for all key feed components as an equally accurate alternative to traditional proximate analyses.

East 10th Street Civic Association and Retail Minded Renew Partnership

Parker, CO – November 18, 2014 – Retail Minded is excited to announce that the East 10th Street Civic Association and Retail Minded have renewed their partnership in an continuing effort to better support the independent businesses and retailers within the East 10th Street Business Corridor. Delivered up to 8 times a year, East 10th [...]

Meaningful use: The independent majority can stop the madness

According to the American Medical Association, there were approximately 685,000 physicians in patient care, post-residency, not employed by the federal government, in 2012. 60 percent of these physicians practiced in independent private practice, and 84 percent were working in small to medium size practices. Show More Summary

Are Robot Retail Helpers on the Horizon?

Fellow Robots are mechanical helpers that can independently navigate stores and answer your questions

DreamWorks Animation Shares Pop, And Hasbro’s Sag, On Deal Talks

DreamWorks Animation's market value appreciated about $300 million to $2.2 billion as its share price rose 16% in early afternoon trading after Deadline disclosed that the independent studio is engaged in merger talks with Hasbro. The DreamWorks price, at $25.95, is still well below the $35 that CEO Jeff Katzenberg is seeking. Show More Summary

Mobility Management Partners (MMP)

MMP supports persons with disabilities, seniors and others who face mobility and transportation challenges to enhance their quality of life and independence.

How Bill O’Reilly Helped Save BU’s Student Newspaper

A handful of Boston University students are sending thanks to Bill O’Reilly after the Fox News host donated $10,000 to help save BU’s independent student newspaper, The Daily Free Press. The Freep, as it is known on campus, was formed in 1970 as a response to the Kent State shootings in Ohio. Show More Summary

CA: Menlo Park Mayor Says He Wants Probe of Consultant's Work on Measure M

Menlo Park Mayor said he intends to call for an independent investigation into the city's dealings with a consultant who was paid to write unbiased information on its website about Measure M despite initially proposing to sway the public against.

The Taylor Swift Factor

Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, is my jam this month. As an independent musician, studying The Swift is like a study in everything a musician can do right on a grassroots level. The weird part? She’s arguably the biggest pop star in the world at the moment, and she just sold 1.2 million albums this week…in a year when NO ONE ELSE has gone platinum. Show More Summary

Loblaws boosts Atlantic banner

Loblaw Cos. Ltd. plans to rebrand its Atlantic Canada Save Easy stores to its Your Independent Grocer banner. The $10 million project is a joint investment between the Brampton, Ontario-based retailer and local business operators, said Mark Boudreau, director of corporate affairs, Atlantic Canada.

Loblaws boosts Atlantic banner

Loblaw Cos. Ltd. plans to rebrand its Atlantic Canada Save Easy stores to its Your Independent Grocer banner. The $10 million project is a joint investment between the Brampton, Ontario-based retailer and local business operators, said Mark Boudreau, director of corporate affairs, Atlantic Canada.

NFIB: Small Business Owners More Optimistic, with Lingering Concerns

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said that its Small Business Optimism Index rose from 95.3 in September toRead the Rest...

Rosario Dawson & Diego Luna To Present Spirit Award Nominees

Rosario Dawson (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) and Diego Luna (The Book Of Life) have been tapped to announce this year's 2015 Spirit Award nominees, Film Independent President Josh Walsh said today. They'll be announced at 10 AM PM Tuesday, November 25 at The W Hollywood. Show More Summary

How has Britain’s spectrum policy worked out?

At a recent Westminster eForum event on spectrum. Professor William Webb, an independent consultant who is currently President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), offered this assessment: The Good Competent and predictable...Show More Summary

Veterans Should Have Health Coverage

By Jon Bailey on November 10, 2014 - 12:00am This Veteran’s Day we honor those who serve and have served our country. Veterans put their lives on the line to protect our independence, our freedom, and all the rights we hold dear. Now...Show More Summary

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