A sign directs voters at a polling site on July 22, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga.
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Business Latest: Midterm guide

 

GUIDE TO THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS: Congress has done all that it will, which isn’t much, before November’s elections. Which means the venue for America’s partisan war for now shifts exclusively to the campaign trail. Read more 

CALIFORNIA’S GROUNDWATER RULES: WILL THEY HELP EASE THE DROUGHT: For the first time in 50 years, California has new and significant laws regarding the state’s groundwater supplies. But not everyone is happy about the regulations that are designed to help ease the drought. Farmers in the state don’t like the new rules as they depend more and more on dwindling groundwater supplies that are reaching dangerous levels of scarcity. Read  more

WHY PIRATES BECOME PIRATES: Many “pirates” are former fishermen who lost their livelihood to larger, global fishing operations. Pirate-watchers fear the problem could become worse. Read more 

SIXTH WEEKLY GAIN IN SEVEN AS DOW ENDS AT RECORD: Read more

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Business Latest: Midterm guide