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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?

    Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?
    The latest indicator that the U.S. economy is on the upswing can probably be found on the street where you live: It's the "sold" sign planted in the neighbor's yard. Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the real estate industry is not the moribund mess you...
  • Global economy remains weak, OECD says, cutting growth forecast

    Global economy remains weak, OECD says, cutting growth forecast
    WASHINGTON -- The global economic recovery remains weak and growth this year will be lower than projected six months ago but will pick up in 2014, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Wednesday. World economic output is...
  • How to become more hopeful

    How to become more hopeful
    Growing up in southern Louisiana, Shane Lopez didn't see a lot of exciting career options. "It's oil fields, sugar cane and Tabasco plants. That's pretty much what we do," he says. "No one in my family had ever gone to college, much less finished...
  • Sugar subsidies hurt the baking industry

    Sugar subsidies hurt the baking industry
    As one of the owners of H&S Bakery, which employs hundreds of Marylanders, I was disappointed that your May 21 article, "Policy pits candy against sugar," did not mention how the federal sugar subsidy program negatively affects bakeries in our state....
  • Obama and Romney race in 'The Center Holds' by Jonathan Alter

    Among several persistently wrongheaded beliefs about the 2012 election, none beats the claim, heard even in the campaign's closing weeks, that President Obama faced a desperately bad situation and had a high probability of losing. That zombie idea...
  • Few signs of compromise

    Few signs of compromise
    While it's not uncommon for any negotiation to begin with a degree of doubt, it's difficult to imagine any launched with as little optimism as accompanied the opening last week of federal budget talks. That President Barack Obama could possibly still be...