Macy’s, J.C. Penney and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia are back in court over J.C. Penney’s plans to set up inside its department stores “boutiques” that will carry Martha Stewart designs, although a contract with Macy’s forbids Martha Stewart from selling housewares to competitors.
What would Thomas Jefferson say about this public spending? The city of Arlington, Virginia recently poured $1 million into building a luxury bus stop that is complete with heated floors and walls of etched glass, and it plans to build 23 more at the cost of $20.8 million.
Nanjing is the third Chinese city to suspend live poultry trading after an outbreak of bird flu in eastern China that has so far sickened 16 people. No human-to-human transmissions of the H7N9 virus have been confirmed.
Colorado lawmakers are considering a tax of up to 38% on recreational marijuana, currently taxed at 8% like all food and beverage sales.