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  • Dire warning from Wall Street: income inequality hurts U.S. growth

    Dire warning from Wall Street: income inequality hurts U.S. growth
    Academic economists have been warning for years that rising economic inequality in the United States is hampering economic growth and punching holes in the social fabric. (See, for example, Piketty and Saez.) But they're only professors, after all, so it'...
  • Investing: what's driving the boom in bonds

    The biggest surprise in financial markets this year is the strong performance of bonds. You may recall that bond prices fell (and yields rose) last year after the Federal Reserve began to reverse its easy-money policies. With yields still near...
  • Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center

    Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center
    There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
  • Letters: Flexibility on the minimum wage

    Re "A civil right to organize," Opinion, Sept. 2 Harold Meyerson notes that California allows cities to set their own minimum wages above the state's rate. I would support that if city officials were allowed to set rates below the federal minimum if...
  • McManus: 'Tea party' tempest brewing

    McManus: 'Tea party' tempest brewing
    The "tea party" is back and is brewing trouble for the Republican establishment. After the GOP debacle in the 2012 election, when Republicans not only failed to win the presidency but blew a chance to take over the Senate, party leaders paused to...
  • Mayday for America's middle class

    In his fresh effort to put the economy back at center stage in Washington, President Obama has issued a new challenge to congressional Republicans on the crucial issue of why the American middle class is hurting and which side can best lift average...
  • North American auto production will near 15-year high; jobs won't

    North American auto production growth tops other industries and, by 2015, will approach levels not seen since 2000, experts said. But manufacturing jobs, while continuing to recover, will fall short of pre-recession levels in the same time frame. The...
  • Auto sales could zoom past 16 million next year, best level since '06

    Auto sales could zoom past 16 million next year, best level since '06
    Slow job growth, partisan division in Washington – none of it seems to be slowing U.S. auto sales. Auto information company Edmunds.com is forecasting 2014 new car sales of 16.4 million, the highest level for the auto industry since 2006. “...
  • Robert Fogel dies at 86; economic historian won Nobel Prize

    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...