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  • Bathroom Fall Prevention

    Bathroom Fall Prevention You have been living in your home for over 15 years, and you know the path to your bathroom even with your eyes covered. As older adults, we often become so overly confident about our living environment that we often cut...
  • Costs rising faster than Social Security payments

    Costs rising faster than Social Security payments
    A new cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security may not be enough to help retirees in South Florida. Inflation here is running 2.4 percent, more than the 1.7 percent increase that Social Security recipients will get in January 2015. The increase,...
  • Hinsdale District 86 Board ups offer to teachers, puts referendum on ballot

    Hinsdale District 86 Board ups offer to teachers, puts referendum on ballot
    Hinsdale High School District 86 Board President Richard Skoda said Monday the board has upped its offer to the Hinsdale High School Teachers Association from a raise of 1.7 percent in the first year of the contract to an average of 2.8 percent. Salaries...
  • Royal Caribbean posts higher 3Q profit of $490M

    Royal Caribbean posts higher 3Q profit of $490M
    Ongoing cost-saving initiatives, increased passenger onboard spending and higher cruise prices helped boost third-quarter earnings for Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The world's second-largest cruise company on Thursday reported third-...
  • LCA on track for a good first year in Allentown

    LCA on track for a good first year in Allentown
    A year ago Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski made a bold move. Faced with escalating pension payments that were set to top $23 million by 2015, he pushed City Council to lease the city's largest and most valuable asset, its water and sewer systems, in...
  • Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math

    Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math
    TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist trying to claim credit for stewarding the state’s tourism- and housing-dependent economy through the worst global crash...
  • Floridians most confident since recession

    Floridians most confident since recession
    Floridians feel more confident about the economy than they have since the recession, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. The monthly statewide consumer index rose a point to 83, a level not seen since April 2007. It's the third...
  • Loyola professor gets the math wrong

    Loyola professor gets the math wrong
    In 2014 it's hard to imagine an economist who is unaware of the concept of inflation or the Consumer Price Index. Yet letter writer and Loyala University of Maryland professor Stephen J.K. Walters still doesn't get it ("Rodricks finds the wrong villain in...
  • Five questions for financial adviser Jonathan Murray

    Five questions for financial adviser Jonathan Murray
    With volatility in the stock market shaking up investors, Jonathan Murray, a financial adviser at UBS Financial Services in Hunt Valley, says people should keep a long-term outlook and accept such corrections as normal. Murray appears regularly on...
  • Mark Warner tells Williamsburg Kiwanis he is 'relentlessly bipartisan'

     Mark Warner tells Williamsburg Kiwanis he is 'relentlessly bipartisan'
    WILLIAMSBURG – U.S. Sen. Mark Warner made a nuanced, detailed and lengthy pitch to local Kiwanis members Wednesday, hitting his bipartisan bona fides hard as he asked voters to re-elect him. Warner, a Democrat, described himself as "relentlessly...
  • Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%

    Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%
    Inflation remained in check last month with consumer prices edging up only slightly as low gasoline costs offset higher grocery store bills. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in September after dropping 0.2% the previous month, the Labor Department...