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  • Wield EITC to help close growing rich-poor gap: Editorial

    Wield EITC to help close growing rich-poor gap: Editorial
    Conservatives and progressives don't agree on much these days, but concern about the growing gap between the rich and the poor spans the political spectrum. "Too many Americans believe the American dream is slipping away … They see an economy...
  • Pew Report: CT Transportation Spending Lags

    Pew Report: CT Transportation Spending Lags
    A new nationwide study suggest Connecticut might be at greater risk from the federal transportation funding stalemate than its major Northeast neighbors because it relies more heavily on aid from Washington. Although Connecticut has been beefing up what...
  • L.A. small-business owners weigh both sides of a wage hike

    L.A. small-business owners weigh both sides of a wage hike
    Some weeks, Gaston Letelier forgoes his own pay so he can afford to keep running his Meltdown Comics & Collectibles store in Hollywood. Before the economy crashed, he paid for his employees' health insurance. But the downturn forced customers to save...
  • Continue U.S. plan to attract foreign tourists with Brand USA

    Continue U.S. plan to attract foreign tourists with Brand USA
    Though most of our customers at Adamo Limousine are corporate-based, one of my objectives is to increase our business in other arenas. After all, a broad customer base is good for most businesses. An increase in the number of tourists in the Allentown...
  • Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

    Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable
    Jack Behunin received welcome news last year from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Due to war-related medical conditions, he was being declared unfit to work, boosting his tax-free monthly disability compensation from $1,850 to $3,000. Not that he...
  • Charles Lane: The US needs to get serious about its defense spending

    In the run-up to this week's North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit, much has been made of the fact that the United States is one of just a handful of the 28 member states that spends more than 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense along...
  • Weak August jobs report appears to be anomaly, analysts say

    Job growth wilted in August to 142,000, ending a six-month hiring hot streak with the worst performance of the year. But economists cautioned that it was not yet time to panic. The report from the Labor Department on Friday was a major disappointment....
  • Poverty rate posts 1st drop since 2006 thanks to more full-time jobs

    Poverty rate posts 1st drop since 2006 thanks to more full-time jobs
    The nation's poverty rate dropped last year for the first time since 2006, but the typical household income barely budged in a sign of the continuing sluggish economic recovery from the Great Recession, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. The decline in the...
  • Gas tax woes: Roads may crumble as people go green

    Gas tax woes: Roads may crumble as people go green
    There's just one problem with the push to drive less, buy an electric car, commute by public transit or ride bikes: People are doing it. "I feel so much better," said Scott Sanderson, who ditched his car years ago in favor of pedaling his bike to Willis...
  • How come nobody talks about the 'Obama bull market'?

    How come nobody talks about the 'Obama bull market'?
    It was widely noticed two weeks ago that the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the most important stock market indicator, hit a milestone by crossing 2,000 for the first time. It was somewhat less widely noticed that on that day, you would have notched a...
  • Lawmakers' costly plan to fix Veterans Affairs is temporary, or not

    When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it. The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...