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  • Orlando tech jobs highlighted in state job growth report

    Orlando tech jobs highlighted in state job growth report
    Friday’s release of state employment numbers showed that the Orlando area has added more jobs in the past 12 months – 46,000 – than other Florida metros. In fact, Gov. Rick Scott chose an Maitland-based tech company, Viewpost, as the...
  • State unemployment drops to 5.8 percent, lowest since May 2008

    State unemployment drops to 5.8 percent, lowest since May 2008
    The state’s unemployment rate dipped once again in November, hitting a number it hasn’t seen in more than six years. State officials said Friday that Florida’s unemployment rate improved to 5.8 percent, matching the rate of...
  • U.S. labor market weaker than jobless rate shows: Fed study

    The U.S. labor market may have more slack than the rapid decline in the unemployment rate suggests, according to a study published Friday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, pointing to the need for continued easy-money policies. The U.S. jobless...
  • Unemployment falls in Broward, Palm Beach counties

    Unemployment falls in Broward, Palm Beach counties
    November's unemployment report on Friday brought tidings of good cheer. Florida's unemployment fell to its lowest level since the recession, with Broward County's rate at 4.8 percent and Palm Beach County's 5.2 percent, the state said Friday. Broward's...
  • With demand weak, General Mills profit, sales drop

    MINNEAPOLIS General Mills' fiscal second-quarter net profits dropped by 37 percent as weak demand continued to gnaw at the big packaged food maker. Its adjusted operating profit, which excluded restructuring expenses, was above analysts' estimates....
  • Pratt & Whitney Will Furlough Workers In 2015 As Profits Decline

    Pratt & Whitney Will Furlough Workers In 2015 As Profits Decline
    Facing continuing financial challenges as it rolls out new commercial and military engines, Pratt & Whitney will furlough thousands of salaried workers for seven days next year to control costs. The engine maker's vice president of human resources said...
  • Connecticut Economy Booming: Best Year Since 1997

    Connecticut Economy Booming: Best Year Since 1997
    Connecticut's economy is roaring, with 4,600 jobs added in November, 4,300 added in October, and more than 25,000 new jobs in the past 12 months, according to a report released Thursday. The last time the state's job base grew by more than 25,000 was in...
  • Jobless claims point to firmer labor market

    Jobless claims point to firmer labor market
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. Other data on Thursday showed factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region braked sharply in December,...
  • Avon School Board OKs Budget That Increases Spending 1.72%

    AVON — The school board has adopted a $52.8 million budget for the upcoming school year that represents a spending increase of about 1.72 percent from this year's level. The board on Tuesday adopted the budget propposed by Superintendent Gary...
  • Orlando ZIP code is least stressed in Florida

    Orlando ZIP code is least stressed in Florida
    Generally speaking, Floridians are pretty stressed out. As I told you before, Florida is actually the most stressed out state in the country thanks mostly to the high unemployment rate and percent of people who don't have health insurance. Real estate...
  • St. Charles District 303 settles on 1.5 percent tax levy increase

    St. Charles District 303 settles on 1.5 percent tax levy increase
    The St. Charles District 303 School Board decided Monday night that it would tax homeowners an additional 1.5 percent for 2014. The district is asking for a 3.18 percent increase in the tax levy, what is allowed by law, but once new growth in District...