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  • Obama offers plan for Americans who lack 401(k) retirement accounts

    President Obama’s plan for a new type of retirement account may help some Americans, but it’s unlikely to be a panacea for the U.S. retirement crisis. In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Obama proposed new accounts that would be...
  • Stocks lift 401(k)s, but many Americans are unprepared for retirement

    Stocks lift 401(k)s, but many Americans are unprepared for retirement
    Last year’s stock-market surge boosted 401(k) accounts, but millions of Americans are still likely to run short of money in retirement, according to a pair of studies released Thursday. The average 401(k) balance reached a new record of $89,300 in...
  • Billy Donovan signed to coach Gators through 2019

    Billy Donovan signed to coach Gators through 2019
    Billy Donovan signed a three-year contract extension in February expected to keep him coaching the Gators through the 2018-19 season. Donovan agreed to the contract last June and signed it in February, according to a UF spokesman. The deal will pay...
  • Engineering majors continue to earn highest starting salaries

    Brazen Careerist Want to be sure you land an awesome starting salary right out of college? Major in engineering. Of the top 10 best-paying college majors, seven are in areas of engineering, according to a report issued recently by the National...
  • Why MyRA?

    Just in case you thought that there were not enough retirement accounts out there, along comes President Obama's latest entry in the crowded category. "MyRA" (rhymes with IRA and looks like a misspelled woman's name) is supposed to be a "starter"...
  • Obama raises minimum wage for federal contractors

    WASHINGTON -- After promising for weeks to do so, President Obama on Wednesday signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors -- but only after wagging his finger at Congress for failing to “give America a raise” by...
  • Does paying salesclerks well pay off?

    When Madonna was on tour in Spain a few years ago, teenage girls turned up at her final performance wearing the very outfit she had worn for her first show. They had bought it from Zara, the Spanish retailer. While most fashion retailers take months...
  • Commentary: Newport outsourcing hurts workers, everyone else

    Not too long ago, this nation fought the bloodiest of all its wars to abolish the inhumane institution of "involuntary servitude," also known as slavery. In its day, the protagonists for slavery justified this heinous practice as a necessary key to...
  • What to consider before deciding to go without health insurance

    What to consider before deciding to go without health insurance
    Sarah Giron wants health insurance, but she says it's just not in her budget. "It's so expensive," says the 34-year-old stay-at-home mom in Riverside County. Her husband, an aerospace worker, gets health insurance at work at a very reasonable rate...
  • Ravens 'far apart' in ongoing Pitta talks, in negotiations with several free agents

    Ravens 'far apart' in ongoing Pitta talks, in negotiations with several free agents
    Now that the Ravens have finalized their $28.5 million contract extension with Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, they still have a considerable amount of unfinished business. The Ravens are in active negotiations with many of their unrestricted...
  • Orioles agree to terms with Ubaldo Jimenez on four-year deal

    Orioles agree to terms with Ubaldo Jimenez on four-year deal
    SARASOTA, Fla. — After sitting idle through the offseason, the Orioles finally struck with a long-awaited impact signing on Monday, just days after settling into spring training. The club agreed to terms with free-agent Ubaldo Jimenez —...