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Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism

NEW YORK (AP) — When Matt Cottle asked his boss to let him work in the supermarket's bakery, she told him he'd never do anything more than collect grocery carts.
After six years of bagging groceries and pushing carts, Cottle wanted more. He had already learned how to do some baking.
Cottle is autistic. And today he's an ... (full story)

BlackRock and W.P. Carey

Dear Mr. Berko: I have been reading your column for over 20 years and often wonder why you never mention BlackRock. I have 70 shares at a good profit and would consider selling 20 shares and buying 200 shares of W.P. Carey. Please give me your opinion on this. -- JD, Indianapolis
Dear JD: Way back in 2003 -- when John Thain forc ... (full story)

Too far in debt

Dear Mr. Berko: I am 43 and worked 16 years for the same company. I lost my job in January 2010 because the company automated its production and moved jobs overseas to reduce labor costs. I was making over $92,000 during my last five years, and our union negotiated a good severance package. It took me over three years to find a new ... (full story)

Ex-stripper delivers gift bags to support dancers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A stripper for nearly 20 years, Lynn Stevens had had enough.
She remembered the sexual abuse she had endured as a child — followed by unfaithful men, domestic violence, a miscarriage and suicide attempt, drug addiction and jail time.
She was tired and depressed, and she ranked her self-worth ... (full story)

Bill to expand PTs' roles faces opposition

The Ohio State Medical Association, Ohio Orthopaedic Society and Ohio Academy of Family Physicians have voiced opposition to a bill that would allow a licensed physical therapist to make a physical therapy diagnosis of a patient’s condition in order to determine if the patient’s condition is within or outside a physical ... (full story)