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  • Japan falls into recession as economic fixes fail to do the job

    Japan has fallen back into a recession, a continuation of more than two decades of struggles and a warning about the overwhelming challenge of getting an economy healthy again after massive debt and a real estate bubble poison it. Like the U.S. and...
  • How will Japanese recession affect U.S. recovery?

    Japan's unexpected fall into recession — the latest stumble for its long-struggling economy — poses another obstacle to the U.S. recovery and demonstrates the problems many key nations still are having regaining their economic footing after...
  • Gloomy 2015 forecast for Maryland economy, but there is beer

    Gloomy 2015 forecast for Maryland economy, but there is beer
    The state's economy is poised for a slowdown, a Towson University economist said Monday, pointing to weakness in the labor market that could continue for the next two years. "The opportunity to cry in one's beer is going to be present," said Daraius...
  • Five myths about Obama's closest aide

    Five myths about Obama's closest aide
    Valerie Jarrett is the most talked-about White House aide in Washington — and that's not always a good thing. Jarrett has come under attack after the midterm elections, with critics charging that she wields too much influence over her boss. Part of...
  • Past decade's rising food prices could mean pricey Turkey Day

    Past decade's rising food prices could mean pricey Turkey Day
    This fall, as we gather around the table and stuff ourselves silly, consider that our annual food coma disguised as a national holiday will hit us in the belly AND the wallet. Take turkey, for example. Plain old frozen turkey, the kind your mom would...
  • Retailers target singles with wine tastings, apartment furnishings

    NEW YORK — Whole Foods is holding wine tastings. Ikea is pitching apartment furniture to divorced dads. Applebee's turns into a nightclub after dinner. These companies are all targeting an increasingly coveted demographic: single Americans. More...
  • Southern California is hotbed for wage theft in garment industry

    Southern California is hotbed for wage theft in garment industry
    At P & Young Apparel Inc. in the Los Angeles garment district, the clock keeping tabs on sewing workers' hours was regularly unplugged. Company time cards showed more than a dozen employees all clocked in within two minutes of one another — a...
  • Top workplaces fight hard to keep top talent

    Top workplaces fight hard to keep top talent
    I believe it was me who once said, "The best workplace advice utilizes at least one made-up word." With that in mind, here are some timely nuggets of wisdom for workplaces large and small: If you're a top workplace, you need to be topperer. If you'...
  • Retail sales rebound ahead of the holidays

    Consumers went shopping in October and gave a much-needed boost to retailers, adding some crucial momentum to the holiday shopping season. U.S. retail sales increased 0.3% last month, after dropping 0.3% in September, the Commerce Department said...
  • Study shows America's most expensive city, and it's not NYC

    Study shows America's most expensive city, and it's not NYC
    New York City is often believed to be the most expensive city in the U.S., but a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics says otherwise.    The report compares the average annual expenditures on housing and related items, like utilities,...
  • Construction jobs to grow fastest, economist says

    Construction jobs to grow fastest, economist says
    Construction jobs in Florida should grow faster than other fields through 2017, according to a forecast released Friday. University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith expects construction jobs to grow 10.4 percent over threee yeras. Jobs in trade,...