| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:40 PM
In one of the biggest acquisitions in South Florida's bio-medical industry, Stryker Corp. announced Wednesday it will buy Davie-based startup Mako Surgical Corp. in a $1.65 billion deal.
Mako has yet to turn a profit.
The purchase shines a positive...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:12 PM
There's an ancient adage that in war, truth is the first casualty. The war being waged over the federal budget, mostly by Republicans fighting with themselves, is a perfect example.
The biggest untruth may be that by pressing their demands the...
| 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 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 14, 2013
| 3:19 PM
The drama surrounding the government shutdown and potential debt default almost obscured the rollout of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Both champions and critics of the measure should be grateful.
More than 8 million Americans tried to...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 2:42 AM
With a national jobless rate of 8 percent, the economy once again is the top political issue at just about every level of government this year.
In north-central Indiana, Democratic congressional candidate Brendan Mullen is highlighting his experience...
| May 7, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Some talented humans can fold their tongues into a three-leaf clover, but some bats accomplish an even greater feat: Hair-like structures on their tongue tips stand to attention when they lap up nectar, allowing them to collect more.
This "nectar mop,"...