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MIAMI — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Thursday signed off on banning the sale, ownership and breeding of tegus, iguanas and other invasive reptiles that have overrun native wildlife populations. Many of the new rules — approved in a unanimous vote over pushback from reptile breeders and sellers — will be phased in over coming months to give businesses time to comply. ...

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When President Joe Biden announced changes this week to the Paycheck Protection Program designed to provide more equitable relief to smaller and minority-owned businesses, the benefits quickly made a difference for Barbara Wright. A high school teacher whose $30,000-a-year side gig as a Lyft driver was stalled by the pandemic, Wright learned Tuesday she was now eligible for a $6,336 forgivable ...

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In Netflix's new docuseries "Canine Intervention," Jas Leverette — a Bay Area dog trainer whose clients include basketball player Steph Curry, comedian Kevin Hart, boxer Andre Berto and football player Marshawn Lynch — shares the foundational principles of his business. Success is a result of knowledge and discipline. Aggression is rooted in fear, not spite. And no being, no matter how big a ...

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis residents can expect to see more police officers and National Guard troops around the city, as elected officials move forward with security plans ahead of the first trial in George Floyd's death. City officials have begun placing concrete barriers and other "fortifications" around government buildings, including police precincts. A small number of National Guard ...

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The billionaire owner of 2020 Kentucky Derby winner Authentic is among a trio of breeders suing to block a new industry rule they say threatens a key source of profit in the business of raising thoroughbreds. The rule enacted in May by the Jockey Club will cut into hundreds of millions of dollars in stud fees by effectively limiting the number of times high-quality thoroughbreds can mate, ...

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The transition to a world of electric vehicles has officially shifted into higher gear. In January, General Motors announced a goal that by 2035 only electric cars and trucks would roll off its assembly lines. China is on record telling its automakers it expects 40% of new car sales in 2030 to be EVs. Even if you’re not motivated by climate change concerns, EVs are about to become the better ...

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H&R Block will offer free coaching to Black-owned businesses across the country through a new program. Block Advisors, an arm of the company that specializes in small business services, will partner with the Urban League to provide free counseling to Black-owned businesses, which have been hit disproportionately hard by the coronavirus pandemic. "The impact of hundreds of years of systemic ...

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BALTIMORE — The owner of a South Baltimore music studio and lounge has been charged with fatally shooting his stepson — a musician and one of the studio’s engineers — inside the business last week. Michael Joseph, 43, known as “King Cutty,” was charged with murder and taken into custody at the scene Friday after police were called to the Gold Room, in the 100 block of Baltic Avenue in the ...

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LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Police Department detectives investigating crimes that occurred during last summer's large protests over police abuses asked business and home owners to hand over video footage recorded by their Amazon Ring security cameras, LAPD records show. In a message from LAPD Det. Gerry Chamberlain that Ring relayed to customers in June, the detective said a LAPD task force was ...