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More hotel companies join boutique trend


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Hotel operators Hyatt, Langham and Loews are planning boutique or lifestyle brands, continuing a trend that gained momentum in 2014. The new brands target young travelers, offering lively bar scenes a… Read More

Marijuana startups hope for more VC funding


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Marijuana startups have descended on a venture capital pitch event in San Francisco, hoping to attract investment. Among the things founders are pitching are marijuana-growing equipment, mobile applic… Read More

Analysis: Planning is key in handling truckers' workers' comp claims


  • PropertyCasualty360

Employers in the trucking industry should prepare to handle the challenges that arise when drivers are injured on the job, Gary Jennings writes. "Transportation companies must consider how they will h… Read More

FSR, consumer bureau to work together on financial literacy


  • Hill, The

FSR will work with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on a project aimed at improving Americans' financial literacy. Officials plan to announce details Wednesday about the effort, which will foc… Read More