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  • Giant salary hike set for Parkland officials

    Coral Springs residents voted down a proposal to increase commissioner salaries in last week's election, but voters in Parkland were in a much more generous mood, approving a massive salary hike for city officials. While the proposed charter amendment...
  • Generation Z (or is that Edge?) shows a fluid sense of style

    Generation Z (or is that Edge?) shows a fluid sense of style
    Watch out, millennials: There's a new generation in town, and the first wave is edging toward 20. The newly named Generation Edge (born beginning in 1995) is having an impact on fashion and beauty, with an emphasis on individual style and an embrace of...
  • Why wouldn't you vote for a Democratic Congress?

    Why wouldn't you vote for a Democratic Congress?
    Midterm elections are today. If you are deciding not to vote or to vote against President Obama, here is what you are choosing to vote against: 1. Unemployment rate is under 6 percent for the first time since the Great Recession in 2008 (6 years) 2....
  • Amazon.com boosts holiday hiring to 80,000

    Amazon.com boosts holiday hiring to 80,000
    Amazon.com is beefing up its holiday staff with an additional 80,000 seasonal workers as the online retailer prepares for the holiday shopping rush. The Seattle company said it is adding about 10,000 more temporary positions compared to last year to...
  • European Union cuts economic growth forecast amid global tensions

    European Union cuts economic growth forecast amid global tensions
    The European Union on Tuesday cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, saying rising geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East and a broader global slowdown have eroded business and consumer confidence since the spring. The downgraded...
  • More retailers announce earlier opening times on Thanksgiving

    More retailers announce earlier opening times on Thanksgiving
    The turkey-and-gravy window is getting smaller again. Retailers are stumbling over one another to announce ever-earlier opening times on Thanksgiving as they race to woo Black Friday shoppers with deep discounts during hours usually reserved for...
  • EU economic growth outlook dims on rising geopolitical risks

    EU economic growth outlook dims on rising geopolitical risks
    The European Union cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, saying rising geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East and a broader global slowdown have eroded business and consumer confidence since the spring. The downgraded outlook,...
  • U.S. October auto sales best in several years, GM misses

    U.S. October auto sales best in several years, GM misses
    DETROIT (Reuters) - Automakers reported their strongest U.S. October sales in years on Monday, but top-seller General Motors Co missed expectations. Monthly U.S. sales of the six largest automakers as measured in U.S. market share rose 6 percent from a...
  • Consumer spending drops in September as income growth slows

    Americans unexpectedly tightened their purse strings a bit in September, sending consumer spending to its first drop in eight months, as income growth slowed, the Commerce Department said Friday. Consumer spending declined 0.2% after a jump of 0.5% in...
  • Dems running from record, GOP running from failure

    Dems running from record,  GOP running from failure
    America's unemployment rate is the lowest since the financial crisis. The economy has grown 8 percent in the last six months. Consumer confidence is the highest in seven years. Household wealth is above pre-recession levels. Florida, as Gov. Rick Scott...
  • Facing Customer Anger, Frontier Offers Broadband Service Refunds

    Facing Customer Anger, Frontier Offers Broadband Service Refunds
    What's happening with the Frontier Communications takeover of AT&T's wireline phone, TV and Internet service in Connecticut? I reported Monday that Frontier said 99 percent of its customers had "experienced a seamless transition from AT&T's service to...