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  • Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math

    Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math
    TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist trying to claim credit for stewarding the state’s tourism- and housing-dependent economy through the worst global crash...
  • ADT offers new remote and mobile security products

    ADT's chief innovation officer Arthur Orduña talks into his smartphone to check the security and lights at his Delray Beach home. The ADT app recognizes his voice. "Security status" he says, receiving confirmation that all is well. "Light status," he...
  • Charter a flight with the tap of an app

    Charter a flight with the tap of an app
    Boca Raton-based JetSmarter wants to fly away with the consumer market for private jets. The year-old venture connects consumers with charter jets via a mobile app, bypassing brokers and their fees. Founder Sergey Petrossov said in the brokerage...
  • Adora Obi Nwezi: Low-income energy users shouldn't pay heavy load

    As Floridians grapple with rising energy rates, the state Public Service Commission is trying to decide whether it should allow subsidies for energy efficiency and solar energy to be raised or lowered. To date, these subsidies have favored more...
  • Pitfalls emerge in health insurance renewals

    WASHINGTON For the 8 million people who persevered through all the technical travails in the new health insurance exchanges and managed to sign up for coverage in 2014, their policies will probably automatically renew come November when open enrollment...
  • Sen. Warren is tribune of left and its fondest White House wish

    DETROIT "Is this the line for the groupies?" Amanda Knief asked the question with a laugh, but liberal fervor for Sen. Elizabeth Warren runs deep, as evidenced by the fans who'd gathered some 90 minutes before the Massachusetts Democrat took the stage in...
  • Could plan to offer financial services save Postal Service?

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers and government officials looking for a way to save the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service are considering a proposal that would make check cashing, small loans, prepaid cards and other financial services available at your local post...
  • Agencies report top 10 consumer complaints in U.S.

    Agencies report top 10 consumer complaints in U.S.
    Do-not-call violations and telemarketing abuses ranked as the fastest-growing consumer complaints last year, according to a report released Wednesday. Three Maryland agencies participated in the annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America and...
  • U.S. economy grows at 4% annual rate in second quarter

    U.S. economy grows at 4% annual rate in second quarter
    The economy's strong second-quarter growth showed the recovery has regained momentum after a brutal winter and could signal a quicker end to the era of rock-bottom interest rates. The nation's total economic output, or gross domestic product,...
  • Kraft's 2Q earnings pinched by promotions

    Kraft Foods Group Inc. blamed itself and industry dynamics Wednesday for a poor quarterly showing, saying it had to raise prices because of higher commodity costs and offering too many coupons and promotions in order to keep up with rivals. "I think it...
  • FTD buying ProFlowers for $430 million

     FTD buying ProFlowers for $430 million
    Flower service FTD will buy ProFlowers and sister brands for $430 million, creating a company with over $1 billion in revenue and bringing more high-growth gift-delivery businesses under the FTD umbrella. "We've been very tough competitors for many...