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  • Kansas matters: Update on the tax cut that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said would be a shot of adrenaline to his state's economy

     
    Lawmakers in Springfield mulling whether to let the temporary income tax increase expire might consider the contemporary answer to the 10-year-old question, "What's the Matter With Kansas?" In 2004, author Thomas Frank used it as the title of a book......
  • The road to success goes through the salad bar

    My friend Dan and I were discussing the current job market. Like many large corporations which have resumed hiring, Dan's company has a slew of openings. I asked what he was looking for in the ideal candidate. "I just want someone who's creative, can...
  • In a switch, more moms opt to stay home with kids

    In a switch, more moms opt to stay home with kids
    Megan Mocik never envisioned herself as a stay-at-home mother. After having twins four years ago, the former marketing manager for New York-based International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. was determined to press on with a career, even one that came with...
  • Horseshoe Casino brings 1,700 jobs to Baltimore [Commentary]

    Horseshoe Casino brings 1,700 jobs to Baltimore [Commentary]
    When Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens later this year, it will serve as more than just a proud new gateway to downtown Baltimore. The $442-million casino entertainment facility will create 1,700 new jobs downtown — infusing new tax revenue into...
  • Bank of America halts dividend boost, buyback after finding bad data

    The Federal Reserve on Monday said it required Bank of America to suspend plans to increase dividends and buy back stock after the firm told regulators it submitted incorrect data about its finances as part of the government's annual stress tests. The...
  • Weekly jobless claims surprisingly jump to two-month high of 344,000

    Weekly jobless claims surprisingly jump to two-month high of 344,000
    First-time unemployment claims surprisingly jumped last week to a two-month high of 344,000, a downbeat sign ahead of Friday's jobs report. The number of people filing for initial jobless benefits was up from the previous week's revised figure of 330,...
  • Strong April jobs report also contains warning signs on labor market

    The unexpectedly strong job creation in April was a welcome sign to economists that slow hiring over the winter appeared to be related to severe weather and not a harbinger of another downturn in the uneven recovery. But the economy probably can't...
  • Economic growth slows to a crawl in first quarter

    The American economy barely grew in the first quarter as the harsh winter weather appears to have knocked business investment and other activity even harder than previously thought. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the economy expanded at a...
  • Northrop's latest expansion may be tied to B-2 bomber bid

    Northrop's latest expansion may be tied to B-2 bomber bid
    Northrop Grumman Corp. revealed Thursday its second major Space Coast expansion in as many years, a move that could potentially create 1,800 high-paying jobs and provide a $500 million lift for an area still hard-hit from the end of the space-shuttle...
  • California unemployment rate falls below 8% for first time since 2008

    California unemployment rate falls below 8% for first time since 2008
    California employers added a net 56,100 jobs in April, helping push the unemployment rate below 8% for the first time in nearly six years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.  The state's jobless rate fell from 8.1% in March to 7.8%...
  • After jobs report, Dow hits new high then declines a bit

    The Dow Jones industrial average hit a new record in early trading Friday before later reversing course and suffering a modest decline. The blue-chip indicator rose more than 60 points early on to notch its second record high in the last three days...