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  • The GOP's conundrum

    The GOP's conundrum
    Republicans seem confused as to whether they should stick to the theme that the economy is still weak — which they've been claiming since President Barack Obama took office, even though the Great Recession was created on their watch — or...
  • Digital jobs help drive Hollywood employment to highest level in decade

    Digital jobs help drive Hollywood employment to highest level in decade
    A surge in digital entertainment jobs from new online shows on Amazon, YouTube and other new-media outlets has helped drive employment in Hollywood to the highest level in a decade. Some 8,000 new jobs were added to the motion picture and sound...
  • Home sales show best January in eight years

    Home sales show best January in eight years
    Confidence in the economy and low interest rates contributed to the best January home sales the Baltimore area has seen in eight years, suggesting a strong start to the spring market, analysts and real estate agents said. Showings at open houses this...
  • Wall Street's reaction to Anthem data breach: ho-hum

    Wall Street's reaction to Anthem data breach: ho-hum
    The parent of Anthem Blue Cross disclosed late Wednesday that hackers stole the personal information of as many as 80 million customers and employees in the worst security breach of a U.S. healthcare company. On Thursday, Anthem Inc. shares fell just 42...
  • Economist likes Connecticut's forecast, with caveats

    At the East of the River Chambers of Commerce Association's annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, Dr. Nicholas Perna –Economic Advisor to Webster Bank, former economics professor and frequent consultant for economic matters for local and national...
  • Embracing color: How to set the tone with paint

    When it's time to choose paint colors for a room, people can be intimidated. "Our consumers don't have a lot of confidence in choosing a color," says Sue Kim, color strategist at The Valspar Corp. of Chicago. After all, a gap of one or two years often...
  • Numbers Are In: High Hopes For 2014 Connecticut Home Sales Went Unfulfilled

    Numbers Are In: High Hopes For 2014 Connecticut Home Sales Went Unfulfilled
    When the clocks went forward last March, Connecticut's spring home buying season was off to a start with longer days — and visions of more showings and sales. Two years of climbing sales and stabilizing prices seemed cause for optimism. "In 37...
  • U.S. economy adds a robust 321,000 jobs in November

    U.S. economy adds a robust 321,000 jobs in November
    Providing a surprising and much-needed bit of momentum to a shaky global economy, U.S. employers ramped up hiring last month and reported a significant rise in wages — welcome news for American workers feeling left behind by the nation's slow...
  • Hampton Roads drivers see big savings on gas

    Hampton Roads drivers see big savings on gas
    As gas prices continue to descend to some of their lowest levels in more than five years, area consumers are beginning to loosen the strings on their purses, according to a recent federal report. Strong to moderate job and wage growth in October and...
  • Colleges need to start practicing cost containment

    Colleges need to start practicing cost containment
    Almost all colleges, private or public, have levied a price tag that has grown on average twice as fast as the Consumer Price Index for the last 40 years. This is a larger increase over a longer period than any business or enterprise in the country. At...
  • Florida not looking to hike minimum wage to $10.10

    Florida not looking to hike minimum wage to $10.10
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's lowest-paid workers will get a raise Jan. 1, but the much higher minimum wage sought by state and national Democrats doesn't appear to be on the state legislative horizon. The automatic increase of 12 cents an hour,...