| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:15 PM
HARRISBURG — As part of his re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett has been barnstorming communities and urging lawmakers to change the state pension systems to control spiraling debts he says hurt taxpayers.
But Corbett's decision to retain...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:18 PM
When the San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a contract earlier this year with a maximum value of $126 million that was billed as having $61 million guaranteed, it was actually a deal with just $12.328 million guaranteed at the time...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:48 AM
The Sports Xchange
MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox BOSTON -- Jon Lester won't pitch for the Red Sox on Wednesday night. He might not be in a Boston uniform when the game begins.
Lester was scratched from his scheduled start in the series finale against...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:26 PM
The 4.2% increase in Obamacare insurance rates in California for 2015 announced Thursday drew an enthusiastic reaction from activists and insurers. But there was also some skepticism.
"This is a rebuke to all the Obamacare naysayers and political...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:18 PM
In the endless debate over the minimum wage, one subset of low-wage workers can get lost in the shuffle: those who rely on tips. In Illinois, tipped employees legally can be paid $4.95 an hour, rather than the $8.25 non-tipped minimum wage.
A report ...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Four years ago, Florida's Blood Centers was in the midst of turmoil and controversy that ultimately cost the CEO her job.
There were conflicts of interest among board members. Donations were dropping. The agency was laying off employees.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Diners rejoice! Baltimore City is celebrating its summer Restaurant Week through Aug. 10, and Baltimore County restaurants kick off their celebration Friday. The events offer a great way to discover new places and fresh tastes or revisit old favorites...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Growth in South Florida wages slowed to a 1.7 percent increase in the year that ended June 30, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday.
In March, private sector pay in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties had been growing at an...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Downers Grove's firefighters are set to receive salary bumps in each of the next three years, according to the terms of a new contract.
Village council members voted 5-1 on Aug. 5 to approve the agreement, which stipulates base salary raises of 3...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:56 PM
State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones fired the first shot Tuesday in his campaign for more authority over health insurance premiums, releasing a report that showed a giant increase in premiums from 2013 to 2014 for those not covered by employer-...
| Aug 6, 2014
The National Football League's enviable success as a business is unparalleled. Literally. It is both unmatched and largely unmatchable.
The NFL blazes its own trail, and it's tough to envision anyone else emerging from the scorched earth and burned...