Philadelphia is scrounging for money to reduce child lead poisoning. Mesa, Arizona’s sales-tax revenue is softening as Boeing Co. suppliers cut back. Oklahoma City anticipates less spending from its largest employer, Tinker Air Force Base.
New York families whose children took a test for access to accelerated public-school programs have been informed of a second scoring error by Pearson Plc, prompting the city to re-evaluate its contract with the company.
Entrepreneur Media Inc. sells the idea of the self-made little guy getting ahead. Based in Irvine, Calif., EMI, as the company is known, publishes Entrepreneur, a monthly magazine with a circulation of 607,000 and a colorful history. According to newspaper reports, the periodical's founder and former owner, Chase Revel, once tried robbing banks for a living. Today, EMI conducts seminars revealing "business success secrets" of a more mainstream nature. It markets instructional CDs and sells advertising to package deliverers, health insurers, and franchisers such as Wahoo's Fish Taco restaurants. In other words, EMI caters to all things entrepreneurial. Strangely, it also smashes the dreams of the self- starters it aims to serve.
Florida polo tycoon John Goodman was found guilty of driving under the influence-manslaughter and vehicular homicide in the 2010 death of a 23-year-old man whose car Goodman slammed into with his Bentley.
The city of Mesa, Arizona, fired 125 employees in 2009 as tax collections dropped amid a housing slump and a recession. Now, it is filling vacancies, training a class of police recruits for the first time in three years, and Mayor Scott Smith says he’s confident “revenue levels are going to stabilize.”
Apple Inc. may spurn Austin and go to the Phoenix area to build an operations center that Texas Governor Rick Perry said last week would bring 3,600 jobs to his state’s capital, according to an Austin official.