| Oct 31, 2013
WASHINGTON — In her first appearance before Congress since the botched debut of the federal healthcare website, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday apologized for the "debacle," accepted responsibility and promised the...
| Sep 22, 2013
The excited voices on CNBC radio riveted financial adviser John Bacci's attention as he drove to Chestertown five years ago for a routine client visit.
The stock market was in freefall that Sept. 29 after Congress rejected a $700 billion rescue of the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Florida’s consumer confidence continued to decline in September for a fourth month, although the drop was slight, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday.
Floridians' overall mood this month was down only a point to 76, ...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:53 AM
WASHINGTON — Facing a “precarious financial condition” as fewer customers use its services, the United States Postal Service proposed another round of rate increases Wednesday to go into effect in January — its largest price hike...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Home buyers fearing a rapid rise in interest rates got a reprieve this week as rates dipped sharply, hitting their lowest level in two months.
The decline owes primarily to last week's announcement that the Federal Reserve would continue its massive...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A reader writes: "My CD is maturing next month. What are my alternatives in this low interest world?" I field this question at least once a week and all I can think is, "Pity the poor saver!"
To boost the economy, the Federal Reserve has been slashing...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Central Florida's financial institutions are jockeying for position in what could be the banking industry's most competitive year yet since the end of the Great Recession.
With many businesses investing in expansion, consumer confidence strengthening...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:09 AM
First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit.
Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:07 PM
It happens every time: Republicans and Democrats get into a standoff over the federal budget, and their best plan for wriggling out of it is to nickel-and-dime people on Social Security and Medicare.
The worst zombie in this package, a terrible idea...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Two founders of Third Way, a Washington think tank that masquerades as a centrist voice but looks and talks more like an arm of Wall Street, surfaced this week on the Wall Street Journal's editorial page with an attack on Social Security so full of...
| Aug 31, 2013
The stock market finished its worst month in more than a year, with the specter of military action in Syria and reduced stimulus from the Federal Reserve weighing on share prices.
The Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes suffered their...