| Jul 5, 2011
| 12:49 PM
The Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County has spent more than $350,000 in tax money intended for kids on management reorganization by a pair of Canadian consultants whose charges include $275 an hour for "executive coaching.''
| Apr 30, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Regulators nationwide are pushing life insurers to do a better job of tracking when policyholders die and locating the beneficiaries — an effort that could reap billions of dollars for consumers.
Insurers regularly monitor Social Security's Death...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 8:34 AM
Imagine showing off your new car to friends and family only to get a call from the dealer — sometimes weeks later — saying your financing has fallen through.
You're given the option of returning the car or signing a new sales agreement with...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 5:20 PM
Jury selection in the federal bribery and extortion trial of Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie and two Shoppers Food Warehouse executives opened Monday with the judge reading aloud a who's who in state politics.
Gov. Martin O'Malley, Senate President Thomas...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:46 AM
President Barack Obama's jobs bill, a relatively modest effort given the risks the economy faces and the toll that extended joblessness has taken on American workers, is bogged down in a divided Congress and is about to get more so. Senate leaders are...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Florida insurance industry representatives know state lawmakers may not end up spending as much time on insurance issues during the legislative session that starts in January as they have in years past.
But some have a wish-list of changes they said...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 2:53 PM
A Republican state senator is criticizing the Malloy administration for failing to release documents outlining the agreement between the state and the Jackson Laboratory that intends to bring 300 jobs to Farmington.
Sen. Leonard Fasano, the second-...
| Oct 31, 2011
Jeff Smisek was a partner at a law firm in Houston in the mid-1990s when, during a business lunch, he was offered the opportunity to meet with Gordon Bethune, CEO of Continental Airlines.
He didn't know Bethune, but his sales instincts kicked in.
| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:37 PM
The Orange County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday on more than $10 million in John Wayne Airport contracts. Some are for regular services and others are for construction.
The largest contract is a $4.8-million agreement with Torrance-...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 8:22 AM
Maryland's top transportation official says managers at the State Highway Administration routinely cut corners in following state procurement rules and often asked contractors to perform work outside the scope of their contracts.
| Aug 23, 2011
| 3:26 PM
Glendale Community College officials are pushing forward with plans to outsource the student bookstore, announcing Monday that a contract agreement could be in place as early as next month.
The college began soliciting proposals in May from private...