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  • Md. exchange attempts 'do-over' with new website

    Md. exchange attempts 'do-over' with new website
    Lost applications, frozen computer screens and hours spent waiting on hold for help — those consumer problems made up last year's narrative about Maryland's health insurance exchange, the online marketplace launched under the federal Affordable Care...
  • 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,...
  • Retail sales rebound ahead of the holidays

    Consumers went shopping in October and gave a much-needed boost to retailers, adding some crucial momentum to the holiday shopping season. U.S. retail sales increased 0.3% last month, after dropping 0.3% in September, the Commerce Department said...
  • Warner tells Williamsburg Kiwanis he is 'relentlessly bipartisan'

     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...
  • City to crack down on Chicago motorists who don't buy city vehicle stickers

    City to crack down on Chicago motorists who don't buy city vehicle stickers
    Chicago motorists who fail to buy city vehicle stickers beware: Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza wants to crack down on scofflaws. The City Clerk's office plans to use the Secretary of State vehicle registration data to go after the estimated 100,000...
  • South Florida incomes keep declining as recovery grinds on, new data show

    South Florida incomes keep declining as recovery grinds on, new data show
    Did you get a raise last year? No? How about the year before that? Or the year before that? Didn't think so. Don't feel lonely. Few of us are seeing our incomes increase, even after five years of recovery from the Great Recession, according to...
  • Retailers expect strong holiday sales for upcoming season

    Retailers expect strong holiday sales for upcoming season
    Holiday shopping is expected to be stronger this year than last, with one retail group calling for the biggest gain in three years. Consumers will spend an estimated $488.6 billion at shopping centers during November and December, a 4 percent sales...
  • What's the right minimum wage for Los Angeles?

    What's the right minimum wage for Los Angeles?
    The question in Los Angeles is not whether to raise the minimum wage -- that’s almost certainly going to happen -- but how much to raise it? The City Council recently voted to hike base pay for hotel workers to $15.37 an hour -- 70% above...
  • Wheaton Warrenville D200 hires superintendent from Kaneland

    Wheaton Warrenville D200 hires superintendent from Kaneland
    Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 has chosen a new superintendent, picking a top official from Kaneland. The board of education voted during a special meeting on July 30 to appoint Jeffrey Schuler to lead the district, starting...