| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:52 PM
WASHINGTON – With his standing among the conservative base still hobbled by his support for immigration reform, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has settled on a new course, staking his claim as a leader of the Republican Party's wonk wing.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:29 AM
March Madness is only a few days away, and employers can expect worker productivity to plummet once the annual college basketball tournament kicks off, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
In its latest estimate, the firm said it...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:58 PM
It's unsurprising if most Americans can't understand why job growth and economic expansion have been so lackluster since the Great Recession. It's because the country is still carrying around the dead weight of the sequester and other budget constraints...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Samsung's Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is a powerful tablet with a huge screen rivaling that of laptops. But don’t think of it as replacing your laptop anytime soon.
The South Korean tech giant has packed the Galaxy Note Pro with an enormous 12.2-inch...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:50 PM
As heavy snow shut down businesses and federal offices again this month, liberated workers tweeted about sipping hot cocoa, lying under blankets and bingeing on "House of Cards."
But Edwin Gotico spent the day reading and responding to emails and...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
How's the U.S. economy doing?
If you're rich, the answer is "fabulously."
Here are some data points from Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial in Chicago. "Spending at luxury retailers has come back," she told the Senate Finance Committee...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:09 PM
As the 2014 campaign for governor heats up, candidates of both parties are making promises of bold new programs or deep tax cuts — in many cases giving vague and sometimes implausible explanations of how they will pay for them.
Whether they are...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. every year have an economic toll of almost $1 trillion.
That includes $277 billion in actual cost, and an estimated $594 billion in "harm from the loss of life and the pain and decreased quality of life due to injuries,...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:59 PM
The economy stumbled badly during the severe winter, much more than first estimated, according to a government report, and stalled a recovery that appeared poised to take off this year.
Economists, however, see the quarterly drop more as a delay in...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Many productive people fall into a funny mental trap: we often overlook our own productivity.
Sometimes the more productive you are, the more likely you are to beat yourself up at the end of the day, even thinking, "I wasn't very...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:15 AM
I am grateful to columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. for bringing to my attention the deplorable conditions inflicted on entrepreneurs by President Barack Obama ("Building a business is bad under Obama," May11).
I admit to being a bit surprised that such...