| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:35 PM
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.
| May 28, 2013
| 10:22 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2013
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...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:54 AM
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...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 2:34 PM
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...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:05 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 9:39 AM
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...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 7:51 AM
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...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 7:23 PM
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....
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:46 PM
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.