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  • 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...
  • 'Hands off my Medicare' won't close shortfall: Editorial

    'Hands off my Medicare' won't close shortfall: Editorial
    When Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican nominee for vice president, toured Florida recently to promote his new book, he wasn't just greeted by fans. Protesters summoned by the Democratic Party and allied groups showed up to accuse the House budget chief of...
  • 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...
  • NO: Public agency serves vets better than the private market

    In 1865, Abraham Lincoln urged the nation "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides free health care to more than 6.2 million veterans, at over 1,700 hospitals,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • CBO explains jump in VA claims

    America's population of living veterans fell by almost five million, or 17 percent, from 2000 to 2013. So why did the number of veterans drawing disability compensation climb by 55 percent over that period? And why have yearly VA disability payments...
  • 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...