| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:41 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 11:22 AM
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-...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:50 PM
In a day of contradictory messaging, President Barack Obama on Thursday assailed income inequality and the stagnant earnings of the middle class after appearing at a $50,000-a-person Gold Coast fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn.
Obama, who returned to...
| Nov 2, 2014
Watch out, millennials: There's a new generation in town, and the first wave is edging toward 20. The newly named Generation Edge (born beginning in 1995) is having an impact on fashion and beauty, with an emphasis on individual style and an embrace of...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Department store giant Macy's Inc. is bulking up its holiday ranks with 86,000 temporary positions, the latest retailer to boost seasonal hiring in preparation for the upcoming shopping season.
The Cincinnati-based company said it was hiring about 3,000...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Amazon.com is beefing up its holiday staff with an additional 80,000 seasonal workers as the online retailer prepares for the holiday shopping rush.
The Seattle company said it is adding about 10,000 more temporary positions compared to last year to...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:53 AM
For the first time in five months, Floridians' confidence in the economy dipped in October, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday.
Consumer sentiment among 424 Floridians polled between Oct 1 and Oct. 23 dropped a point in October...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Pat and Arne Cook thought they'd made their last, best move when they retired to a golf community on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Ga., 17 years ago. The couple had lived for 25 years in Connecticut, where they raised their four children.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Floridians set a new post-recession record for consumer confidence in September, 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 fourth...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Americans unexpectedly tightened their purse strings a bit in September, sending consumer spending to its first drop in eight months, as income growth slowed, the Commerce Department said Friday.
Consumer spending declined 0.2% after a jump of 0.5% in...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:09 PM
America's unemployment rate is the lowest since the financial crisis. The economy has grown 8 percent in the last six months. Consumer confidence is the highest in seven years. Household wealth is above pre-recession levels. Florida, as Gov. Rick Scott...