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  • Florida 8th worst state for teachers, study says

    Florida 8th worst state for teachers, study says
    Florida ranks near the bottom when it comes to opportunities for teachers, according to a new study. It was the "eighth worst state for teachers" on the list that ranked the 50 states and Washington, D.C. The study by WalletHub was released this...
  • We're still a long way from solving minimum-wage issue

    We're still a long way from solving minimum-wage issue
    If there's one thing I've learned from writing about whether the minimum wage should be raised, it's that writing about whether the minimum wage should be raised is a tricky business. There are passionate voices on both sides of the debate, and those...
  • Politics as Usual

    Politics as Usual
    Corbett joins his troops Tuesday evening was a rough one for outgoing Gov. Tom Corbett. Voters who had ushered him into the governor's office four short years ago had changed their minds in historic fashion. He offered a gracious concession speech after...
  • Second distillery pitched for south Bethlehem

    Second distillery pitched for south Bethlehem
    Ginned up by a powerful new tax incentive, a second craft distillery is looking to open in the entertainment district emerging in the shadows of the Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces. Blackplate Distilling Co. would not only make the vodka, rum, gin and...
  • City leaders sign off on raises

    City leaders sign off on raises
    Cooper City commissioners soon will get bigger paychecks after they recently approved doubling their salary in a 3-2 vote. The mayor's annual salary will rise from $7,200 to $14,400, and commissioners from $6,000 to $12,000. Commissioner John Sims and...
  • Illinois governor race: Rauner looks to future as Quinn concedes defeat

    Illinois governor race: Rauner looks to future as Quinn concedes defeat
    Bruce Rauner moved forward Wednesday with plans to become Illinois' 42nd governor by selecting his running mate to lead his transition team, as Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn acknowledged he could not overcome a significant vote deficit. A day after voting...
  • Is the U.S. economy in a permanent slump? These economists fear it is

    Is the U.S. economy in a permanent slump? These economists fear it is
    The scariest term that economists have been throwing around lately is "secular stagnation." That sounds technical, but it's easy enough to explain: it means the economy is in a slump that it may never be able to escape. It's one thing to say things will...
  • New IRA would target small businesses without employer-sponsored retirement plans

    New IRA would target small businesses without employer-sponsored retirement plans
    Legg Mason Inc. and two partners will begin offering a new retirement product aimed at small businesses and their employees. The EZ-IRA is designed to overcome hurdles that limited small-business access to such retirement investment vehicles, leaving...
  • Different pension rulings expected in Stockton, Detroit bankruptcies

     Different pension rulings expected in Stockton, Detroit bankruptcies
    Stockton employees and retirees avoided pension cuts when a federal judge last week approved the San Joaquin Valley city's plan to emerge from bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Christopher M. Klein opted to protect pensioners' payouts despite...
  • Rauner, Quinn take governor campaign to pulpit

    Rauner, Quinn take governor campaign to pulpit
    Republican challenger Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn made their campaign pitches from the pulpit Sunday, visiting African-American churches as they compete for the critical black vote in the close contest. For Rauner, it’s part of a...
  • Omega Healthcare strikes $3 billion stock deal for Chicago trust Aviv

    Omega Healthcare strikes $3 billion stock deal for Chicago trust Aviv
    Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. could become a $10 billion company under a deal the Hunt Valley-based owner of skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities announced Friday to acquire Chicago-based Aviv REIT Inc. The companies struck a stock-for-...