| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Medicare's age of eligibility — 65 years — is outdated. It is not even rooted in the 1960s, when Medicare was created, but in the 1930s, when Social Security was enacted and initially fixed the normal retirement age at 65.
That's why a...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Solid job growth in October, the ninth straight month with more than 200,000 new jobs created, and a drop in the unemployment rate to a new six-year low of 5.8% showed that the labor market is strengthening.
But workers still aren't seeing much...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Medicare taxes are too low to pay for an average senior's benefits. As a result of this and the aging of the population, the Medicare system has an unfunded liability in the trillions of dollars. Gradually raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:03 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has substantially cut estimates of the number of people who will sign up for insurance coverage in 2015 through the federal health law, projecting that millions fewer consumers will use marketplaces created by...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:07 PM
The Obama administration has substantially scaled back estimates of how many people will sign up for insurance in 2015 through the federal healthcare law, projecting that millions fewer Americans will use marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act....
| Nov 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Stupid is as stupid does" -- Forrest Gump
Unless you regularly follow conservative media, you may not have heard what one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) thinks about you.
Jonathan Gruber is a Massachusetts Institute of...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 6:24 AM
It's not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Otto von Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War). But what the just-resurfaced Gruber Confession lacks in world-historical consequence, it makes up for in world-class cynicism....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Leticia Vives thought her rise from teller to senior teller to manager during 23 years at Bank of America had earned her staying power, or at least the experience to find work elsewhere.
Still jobless 18 months after being let go in a downsizing move,...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:51 PM
If President Obama wants to use his last two years to further his agenda, here's something he could do that would both advance the cause of global security and save the country money: suspend plans to develop a new arsenal of American nuclear weapons....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:37 PM
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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:36 PM
After a jaw-dropping beginning where Gov. Rick Scott initially refused to set foot on the stage for statewide, televised debate, Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist got down to business — attacking the other guy.
On Twitter, the...