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  • Entertainment and cable stocks rise on strong earnings

    Entertainment and cable stocks rise on strong earnings
    It's been a good couple of days for entertainment and cable companies. Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., CBS Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. rose Thursday after those companies reported strong quarterly earnings.  Glendale-based DreamWorks...
  • Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?

    Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?
    The latest indicator that the U.S. economy is on the upswing can probably be found on the street where you live: It's the "sold" sign planted in the neighbor's yard. Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the real estate industry is not the moribund mess you...
  • Why there's a bull market for investors and a bear market for workers

    Why there's a bull market for investors and a bear market for workers
    Last Friday, the Labor Department reported that 236,000 new jobs were created in February. That's good news -- but not nearly good enough. Even if this rate were to continue, which seems unlikely, the United States wouldn't be back to pre-recession levels...
  • Dow is up: Happy days here again?

    Dow is up: Happy days here again?
    Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that there are two kinds of market forecasters, those who don't know and those who don't know they don't know. That is well illustrated by the current disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, as the...
  • More South Floridians getting interested in a booming stock market

    More South Floridians getting interested in a booming stock market
    South Florida financial planners fielded calls Friday as more Floridians became interested in investing in a rising stock market -- just as the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 14000 for the first time since 2007. The interest has been building with the...
  • Romney and the doomsayers

    Romney and the doomsayers
    The U.S. unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in about four years. Real estate foreclosure filings fell last month to the lowest number since the summer of 2007. Meanwhile, the stock market has enjoyed a pretty nice 2012, with the Dow Jones...
  • Another 'lost decade' for Florida's middle class?

    Another 'lost decade' for Florida's middle class?
    Many middle-class families in high unemployment states like Florida will likely have to struggle longer to regain the income they had more than a decade ago, according to a report released Tuesday. The Washington-based Economic Policy Institute predicted...
  • Tillman proves that patience really is a virtue

    Tillman proves that patience really is a virtue
    Admit it. Most everyone around here had long since given up on Chris Tillman being a productive major league starting pitcher. He had been up and down more than the Dow Jones Industrial Average and his inability to stick at the major league level seemed...
  • Report: Fed lifts markets on rate outlook

    Report: Fed lifts markets on rate outlook
    The Wall Street Journal reports the Federal Reserve can still wow markets, with Chairman Ben Bernanke's low-rate announcement Wednesday setting blue-chip stocks to an eight-month high. The newspaper reported that stocks, bonds and commodities jumped...
  • A closer look at Mitt Romney's job creation record

    A closer look at Mitt Romney's job creation record
      Shortly after Mitt Romney resigned from Bain Capital in 1999 to run the Olympics in Salt Lake City, potential investors received a prospectus touting the extraordinary profits earned by the private equity firm that Romney controlled for 15 years....
  • Building boom highlights growing ambitions at Salisbury

    Building boom highlights growing ambitions at Salisbury
    If it has been a while since you've driven through the heart of this Eastern Shore city, the buildings might come as a shock. One after another, they tower shiny and modern above the chain restaurants and strip-mall shops that dominate Route 13. The...