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Gay Publications Next, Frontiers, FunMaps & Florida Agenda Cease Operations

CORPORATE | Sep 29
It looks like it may be the end of the line for a number of long-standing gay publications. Florida Agenda, New York's Next Magazine, FunMaps and Frontiers in Los Angeles have ceased operations.

Sandwich Chain Cosi Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

FINANCE | Sep 29
Cosi, the restaurant chain known for its flatbread sandwiches, said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday and is seeking to sell itself to its lenders.

Memorial to Confront South's Troubled History of Lynchings

CORPORATE | By Jay Reeves | Sep 29
The Alabama city that was the first capital of the Confederacy is set to become home to a privately funded museum and monument that could make some visitors wince: A memorial to black lynching victims.

Forever with Fido: NY to Allow People to Be Buried with Pets

LEGAL | Sep 29
New York state will now allow people to be buried with the cremated remains of their pet. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Monday.

Why It Matters: Jobs

FINANCE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Sep 29
Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended.

Nebraska Town Considers Banning Smoking in Apartments

LEGAL | By Margery M. Beck | Sep 28
Some leaders in a blue-collar Nebraska suburb that's home to Offutt Air Force Base are borrowing an idea from a vastly more liberal state: Ban apartment renters from smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes inside.

Doctors 'Prescribe' Fresh Produce with Help from Food Banks

FINANCE | By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 28
The idea is simple: Load fresh fruits and vegetables into a refrigerator truck and drive it to a health clinic, then have a doctor write a "prescription" for food to improve the diets of low-income people with diabetes and high blood pressure.

5 Assets Your Company Can Gain from Workplace Diversity

CORPORATE | Sep 27
If you own a business today, then you may be hearing quite a bit about the importance of diversity in the workplace. However, it may surprise you that the meaning of this term is not as simple as at used to be.

Showdown: Congress Looks to Override Obama Veto of 9/11 Bill

LEGAL | By Richard Lardner | Sep 27
Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Germany Passes New Sex Worker Protection, No-Means-No Laws

LEGAL | Sep 27
German legislation designed to make life safer for sex workers, including making the use of a condom mandatory, and a stricter "no means no" law both passed their final hurdles Friday.

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