| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The $1 billion, three and a half year rollout was a public relations disaster. Consumer access to its website is the focus of nightly Leno monologues. Nearly 6 million Americans have lost health insurance. That promised $2,500 per family savings has...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:30 PM
It's difficult to believe that mortgage interest rates are now officially at the lowest point in history.
Or, at least, the lowest point in history as defined by the Freddie Mac, which has been keeping track of 15-year fixed-rate mortgages since 1991....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:09 AM
First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit.
Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In a recent opinion piece, Chesapeake Climate Action Network's James McGarry grossly mischaracterized recent studies on liquefied natural gas exports ("Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland," Nov. 12). In reality, countless studies support...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Florida's unemployment rate dropped to 6.7 percent in October — the lowest in more than five years — as the state added more jobs than any other in the country, officials said Friday.
Metro Orlando fared well too. Unemployment in Orange,...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 11:29 AM
If you have a passing interest in line graphs, if you're intrigued at all by data, take a look at the image on this page.
In it, you'll see one of the finest examples of steady growth I've run across in the past five years. Notice the strong upward...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:54 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott will travel the state this week on a "public listening tour" about what should be included in his $500million tax-cut pledge.
Call it part of the Republican governor's Extreme Makeover.
In recent weeks, Scott has also...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- Business hiring slowed this month with the private sector adding just 130,000 net new jobs as the partial government shutdown hit an already weakening labor market, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday.
The figure was below the 150,000...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Raising Maryland's minimum wage has faced tough going in Annapolis ever since Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. left office. It was the Republican governor's steadfast opposition to raising the minimum wage that spurred Democrats to support an increase in 2005...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:58 AM
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is wading into Florida's unemployment benefits swamp, calling for a federal investigation into the state's troubled roll-out of its new $63 million claims processing system.
Nelson, a Democrat, has asked the U.S. Department of...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:32 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised fewer jobs in July but hired more workers, a mixed sign that suggests only modest improvement in the job market.
Job openings fell 180,000 in July to 3.7 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That'...