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  • Robert Fogel dies at 86; economic historian won Nobel Prize

    Robert Fogel, the University of Chicago economic historian awarded a Nobel Prize for his data-driven reconsiderations of how railways and slavery influenced U.S. economic history, has died. He was 86. Fogel died Tuesday at Manor Care Health Services...
  • Federal workers get health and fitness programs

    For three hours each work week, Bert Rice walks laps around Burba Lake at Fort Meade — part of a mission by the federal government to build a healthier workforce. Rice, 76, a retired Army colonel and former Anne Arundel County councilman working...
  • Dan Lindblade, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

    Dan Lindblade, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
    Last week: We continue to see steady job growth and the recent Citrix hiring expansion of 200 jobs was another positive for Broward County. Our public and private/partnerships continue to focus on working together to expand our employment base. County and...
  • Andrew Duffell, president, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University

    Andrew Duffell, president, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University
    Last week: Governor Scott is asking Florida businesses the best way to return taxes to residents and fuel further economic growth. Eliminate the sales tax on commercial leases. Invest in the reform of the homeowner’s insurance market. Target and...
  • First-quarter economic growth revised down to weak 1.8%

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy struggled even more than originally thought in the first three months of the year, growing at an anemic 1.8% annual rate, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The growth rate has been revised down twice after the...
  • Obama outlines ambitious agenda for second term

    Obama outlines ambitious agenda for second term
    President Barack Obama used the first State of the Union address of his second term to try to breathe new life into his economic agenda, reviving modest measures to spur growth and trying to create fresh momentum in the all-but-stagnant talks over deficit...
  • Two L.A. mayoral candidates unlikely backers of business tax cut

    Two L.A. mayoral candidates unlikely backers of business tax cut
    In the debate over who should be the next mayor of Los Angeles, who would you suppose argues for elimination of a business tax to kick-start economic growth? Not the one-time investment banker who dropped out of the race early and says killing the...
  • Sequester debate hides the cold facts of our budget crisis

    Sequester debate hides the cold facts of our budget crisis
    Federal deficits are too large, and mounting national debt threatens future generations. But as Democrats and Republicans squabble over the mandatory spending cuts known as sequestration that went into effect Friday night, they are failing to face the...
  • In Telecommuting Debate, Aetna Sticks By Its Big At-Home Workforce

    For more than six years, Tammy Saunders has awakened at 5:30 a.m., showered, dressed and walked upstairs -- to her office. A nurse practitioner, Saunders works as a case manager for Hartford-based health insurer Aetna Inc., helping college students...
  • March Madness productivity loss? It's a slam dunk, poll says

    March Madness productivity loss? It's a slam dunk, poll says
    March Madness kicks off Tuesday, and productivity will plummet as nearly a third of workers will spend as much as three hours per day watching the college basketball tournament, a survey released Wednesday found.  In its annual poll, the outplacement...
  • Obama picks Perez to lead U.S. Labor Department

    Obama picks Perez to lead U.S. Labor Department
    Senate Republicans criticized the nomination Monday of former state labor secretary Thomas E. Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, signaling the longtime civil rights lawyer will face a contentious confirmation over his approach to the law and...