| May 1, 2014
| 4:20 PM
We can all expect to pay more for our food if the current drought in California continues. That’s been well reported. But a new study shows that some items will be more affected than others. If you like avocados, grapes, lettuce and tomatoes, the...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:47 AM
At an Annapolis rally to raise the minimum wage last month, the crowd chanted "10-10," a refrain that refers to the $10.10 hourly rate proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Two weeks later during President Obama's State of the Union speech, the president...
| Feb 13, 2014
Re "Deep in student debt," Opinion, Feb. 10
Sarah Amandolare is troubled by "gapping" — colleges' practice of admitting students without awarding enough financial aid to make a school affordable. The vast majority of the nation's colleges have...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Below: A chronology of today's Florida Panthers / Broward County Commission meeting, with highlights of all that was said. Bottom line: A majority of commissioners support giving more hotel taxes to the team.
The Broward County Commission is holding...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Families boosted their borrowing late last year at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis, a sign that Americans are gradually reopening their wallets as they feel more secure in their jobs.
Household debt jumped $241 billion to $11.5...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:36 PM
WASHINGTON — The recovery appeared to be reaching escape velocity at the end of December, but it turns out the economy wasn't expanding quite as fast as initially thought — and that doesn't bode well for hopes of a breakout this year.
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:45 AM
A large part of Tom Gniedziejko's business during the past few years has been buying older ranch homes on Chicago's Northwest Side, adding second-story additions and reselling them.
The deals just aren't what they used to be. Compared with two years...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:01 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown is paid less than some mayors and city managers in California, but a state panel that sets his salary balked Thursday at giving him and lawmakers a pay raise, saying it wants more information before making a decision....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
With FCC chairman Tom Wheeler announcing plans Wednesday to do a rewrite of net neutrality regulations, studios this time around have even more reason to be concerned about how robust the agency makes its rules of the road for the Internet.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama has dropped a proposal included in previous budget offers that would have changed the way entitlement benefit increases are calculated, an acknowledgment that the era of “grand bargain” fiscal talks with...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Seeking to present a unified Democratic front in an election year, President Obama is backing away from a proposal to restrain spending on entitlement programs, focusing instead on economic priorities likely to please his party's base....