| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:39 AM
The one piece of Obamacare that seems genuinely to be on the table in the shutdown standoff is the medical device tax, a 2.3% levy mostly on hospital devices designed to produce $30 billion in revenue over ten years.
You can mark down the bipartisan...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:45 AM
Natasha Harpalani spends at least an hour most weekends cold calling funeral homes with an unusual request.
“I’ve started a nonprofit called Keeping Pace and what we do is we recycle pacemakers,” says the 17-year-old senior at Pine...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It is hard to believe that the Democrats and Republicans can't come up with the following as a way to break the logjam in D.C.:
The GOP agrees to this year's budget, the updated debt ceiling and the immigration reform law passed by the U.S. Senate.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:55 AM
This post has been updated, as noted below.
The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, remains an issue in the endgame over ending the latest fiscal crisis in Washington -- just not a major one. But of course, the House and...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:59 PM
WASHINGTON — Two weeks into a budget impasse that has left Americans dismayed by Washington brinkmanship, an outline of a deal emerged Monday as Senate leaders worked to prevent a potentially catastrophic debt default and end the damage inflicted by...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:42 AM
SOUTHINGTON — Many middle-aged executives-turned-entrepreneurs start working for themselves because they were downsized, or thought they might be laid off soon.
By contrast, Carlos Lara, 57, bought a business with a brother so that so that his...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:23 AM
As reports of an improving economy continue to trickle in, many businesses in the Baltimore area are realizing that global forces could very well positively impact our area and that now is the time to respond to these emerging trends.
This area is in...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 3:43 PM
In Palm Beach County, a startup medical device company has plans to expand from 135 employees to about 200 next year, both professional and manufacturing jobs.
In Broward, a long-term nursing care and Medicaid provider expects to grow to 800 employees...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:11 PM
Dr. George J. Magovern
Co-inventor of heart
valve that saved lives
Dr. George J. Magovern, 89, heart surgeon and co-inventor of an artificial valve that marked a key advance in open heart surgeries, died at home in Fox Chapel, Pa., a suburb of...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Shopping for the wine lover on your list is always tricky -- you're never sure which bottle they already have or have already dismissed. Coastal Pinot Noir would have been perfect last year, but now they're back into Beaujolais. Here are some ideas that...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Apparently, a Food and Drug Administration warning four months ago was missed by many physicians, pharmacists and patients, so the agency, in an unusual move, saw fit Monday to remind us: Stop writing prescriptions for, stop dispensing prescriptions for,...