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  • Voters may decide medical malpractice cap

    SACRAMENTO — A protracted political battle over California's medical malpractice law may be coming to a new front: the voting booth. For decades, trial lawyers and consumer groups have railed against limits on certain damages in malpractice cases,...
  • Keep credit cards active without slipping into debt

    Dear Liz: Recently I've paid off almost $20,000 in credit card debt and am determined not to go down that path again. Because I haven't used these cards in a while, though, I'm starting to get notifications from the credit card companies that they're...
  • Investing: behind a bond giant's stumble

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Bill Gross may be the best bond fund manager on the planet -- just not in 2013. For Gross and his comrades at Pimco funds, it was a year to forget. More than half of the firm's 88 funds ranked in the bottom half of their peer...
  • Partial victory for the working poor [Editorial]

    Partial victory for the working poor  [Editorial]
    House of Delegates can take an important step toward lifting the prospects of Maryland's working poor this week when it votes on a measure to gradually increase the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. But amendments the House made to Gov. Martin O'...
  • Everything you thought you knew about economic statistics is wrong

    Everything you thought you knew about economic statistics is wrong
    Physicists may be the only people who understand that the quest for exact measurement of the real world is a wild goose chase -- the Heisenberg uncertainty principle tells them that the more precisely they measure the momentum of a particle, the less they...
  • Much ado about the wrong thing [Commentary]

    Much ado about the wrong thing [Commentary]
    Calls this year to raise the state and federal minimum wages from $7.25 to $10.10 brought the expected political responses from both sides of the aisle. Regrettably, neither side's response is clearly supported in reality. The final outcome will minimally...
  • Retail sales up less than expected last month, inflation remains low

    Retail sales up less than expected last month, inflation remains low
    WASHINGTON -- Back-to-school shopping failed to boost the pace of consumer spending last month and retal sales growth unexpectedly slowed, the Commerce Department said Friday. With spending increasing at a modest rate, inflation remained in check in...
  • Inflation remains in check as Fed considers reducing stimulus

    WASHINGTON -- Prices surprisingly dipped in September, the first decline since the spring, indicating that inflation remains well in check as Federal Reserve policymakers meet to consider if they should reduce a key central bank stimulus effort. The...
  • Domestic airfares drop 3.6% from last year

    Domestic airfares drop 3.6% from last year
    Complain all you want about the airlines but at least the fares are not on the rise. When adjusted for inflation, domestic airfares dropped 3.6% in the April-through-June period, compared with the same period last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of...
  • Tom Shea, president, Right Management, Florida/Caribbean

    Tom Shea, president, Right Management, Florida/Caribbean
    Last week: Congrats to a 64-year-old dreamer. Many of us were here in 1978 when Diana Nyad made her first attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. That it took five tries makes her triumph even more inspirational.  As she said "you are never too old to chase...
  • Low inflation means no hurry to taper stimulus, top Fed official says

    Low inflation means no hurry to taper stimulus, top Fed official says
    WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Monday that low inflation meant there was no hurry to reduce a key central bank stimulus program, which has made "substantial progress" in lowering unemployment. James Bullard, president of the...