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  • Sriracha, a water bond and other things for which we're thankful

    The nature of this page — of all editorial pages, really — is that much space is devoted to criticism, to identifying and illuminating the flaws of legislation or legislators, candidates or ideas. By way of respite, we like to devote our...
  • U.S. stocks are resuming a steady climb amid humdrum economic recovery

    U.S. stocks are resuming a steady climb amid humdrum economic recovery
    Stagnant wages. Slow economic growth. Stubborn unemployment. Economists call the prevailing gray economic landscape the new normal. Wall Street has another name for it: "Good times." Having shaken off a momentary scare in October over fears that...
  • Baltimore dockworkers union to be put in trusteeship amid troubles

    Baltimore dockworkers union to be put in trusteeship amid troubles
    National labor officials have wrested control of the largest dockworkers union in Baltimore after a year of infighting and accusations that local officers mishandled the union's finances and stacked membership rolls in their favor. The local union...
  • Medical billers, coders: Navigating insurance claims takes skill and persistence

    By Erinn Hutkin While she's not directly involved in patient care, Lynn Ellis still plays a vital, and rewarding, role in helping people when they visit the doctor. An insurance accounts-receivable specialist who deals with medical billing and coding...
  • More owners tapping home equity lines of credit

    More owners tapping home equity lines of credit
    If you're thinking about taking out a home equity line, you're hardly alone. Credit lines tied to home equity — popularly known as HELOCs — are one of the fastest-growing segments in the mortgage market. Volume during the first half of 2014 is...
  • Shoppers scooping up deals on Black Friday after Thanksgiving bargain hunt

    Shoppers scooping up deals on Black Friday after Thanksgiving bargain hunt
    At a Toys R Us in Ontario, veteran Black Friday shopper Carmen Hernandez had lined up before 7 a.m. to grab bargains on playthings for the 25 kids in her extended family. At the top of her list: Packs of Play-Doh for $1, down from $3.99. "I've been...
  • Orange County D.A.'s office is doing debt collectors' dirty work

    Karen Solberg wrote a check for $75 last year to buy car insurance for herself and her daughter. She subsequently reconsidered and stopped payment on the check. Solberg, 65, never imagined this could be a crime. In October 2013, she received a...
  • Lehigh Valley hits jobs milestone

    Lehigh Valley hits jobs milestone
    The Lehigh Valley saw a record number of jobs in October, as unemployment continued a three-month decline and reached its lowest level in more than six years. Unemployment dipped in October as the Lehigh Valley metro region added 2,300 seasonally...
  • Promising jobs report suggests Americans' earnings are rising again

    Promising jobs report suggests Americans' earnings are rising again
    Providing a surprising and much-needed bit of momentum to a shaky global economy, government figures released Friday show the U.S. economy is on track this year to create the most jobs since 1999. And in a bright spot for American workers who've felt...
  • Rauner meets with Obama, calls it 'terrific day'

    Rauner meets with Obama, calls it 'terrific day'
    President Barack Obama met late Friday afternoon with Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other incoming governors, leading Rauner to judge it a "terrific day" that included discussions about improving the state's infrastructure and economy. Rauner,...
  • Southland adding jobs at rapid pace but many have low pay, reports say

    Southland adding jobs at rapid pace but many have low pay, reports say
    Southern California job creation has grown rapidly over the last two years, but the recovery has been dominated by lower-paying service jobs in retail and food services, according to new research. That trend will continue without major shifts in...