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  • Real-world issues haunt horror-comedy 'Blacula'

    Real-world issues haunt horror-comedy 'Blacula'
    Halloween 2013 is in the rearview mirror, but two shows keep the spooky shenanigans going. "Blacula: Young, Black and Undead" I haven't seen the 1972 blaxploitation classic that shares a title with Reginald Edmund's new horror-comedy for Pegasus...
  • Kingsley Guy: Crist brings charisma, but tough fight looms

    It's official. Charlie Crist is running for governor. If Crist wins, his victory would represent one of the most remarkable political resurrections in the history of the state. It's a long way to November 2014, but given the current tenor of Florida...
  • Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.

    Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.
    Media ratings firm Nielsen Holdings plans to lay off 333 workers in Columbia — more than one-third of the workforce at what had been Arbitron Inc.'s headquarters — as the two former rivals combine their businesses. New York-based Nielsen,...
  • Md. manufacturing job losses outstrip most of U.S.

    Md. manufacturing job losses outstrip most of U.S.
    The General Motors factory in Baltimore, the Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills and the steel mill at Sparrows Point all made things for decades. And all closed in the past 10 years. It's a familiar tale for much of the country. But Maryland's manufacturing...
  • Battered And Decimated, Pratt's Machinists Suddenly Hold Bargaining Power

    Battered And Decimated, Pratt's Machinists Suddenly Hold Bargaining Power
    It has been a sad bedrock of Connecticut's modern industrial history: As factory unions lose members, their political heft and bargaining power withers. At Pratt & Whitney, the prime example, the ranks of Machinists union members in the jet engine...
  • Fed's Dudley more hopeful on economy, says private sector nearly healed

    Fed's Dudley more hopeful on economy, says private sector nearly healed
    WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve official said Monday he was "getting more hopeful" about the economic recovery and declared the private sector nearly healed from the Great Recession. William C. Dudley, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of...
  • MarksJarvis: 5 reasons stocks are trading higher

    The Dow Jones industrial average closed slightly less than 24 points short of 16,000, at a record high Monday. The benchmark has climbed 22 percent this year — a surprising gain for a period when investors fretted about a lackluster economic...
  • Proponents argue for mandatory paid sick leave

    Proponents argue for mandatory paid sick leave
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida has a public health motivation for imposing paid sick-leave mandates on private employers, a task force created by state lawmakers was told Tuesday. The Florida Legislature battled last spring over local governments’...
  • San Jose city hall to be home of new Silicon Valley patent office

    San Jose city hall to be home of new Silicon Valley patent office
    Good news for Silicon Valley, where griping about the nation's patent system has become a favorite hobby: Inventors will no longer have to trek all the way to the nation's capitol to complain.  On Tuesday, the Department of Commerce’s United...
  • Somebody cares: Creating real jobs for autistic youth

    DEAR JOYCE: Can you share with your readers some of the efforts being made to find answers to the unhappy and unacceptable job gap faced by thousands of young adults with autism? For too many of these young folks, it's like their world suddenly stops...
  • Forecast says Florida economy improving but "normalcy" about three years off

    Forecast says Florida economy improving but "normalcy" about three years off
    Florida's economy is finding its footing, but the state is still about three years away from growth rates seen before the recession, according to a new state forecast. The state's Office of Economic and Demographic Research says a number of forecasts...