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  • Minimum wage bill advances in Florida House

    Minimum wage bill advances in Florida House
    Legislation that would slow a rise in Florida's minimum wage, now $7.25 an hour,  advanced in the Florida House on Tuesday. Sponsored by Rep. John Tobia, R-Melbourne, the measure would require the Agency for Workforce Innovation to factor in decreases in...
  • Japan earthquake may push oil prices higher

    Japan earthquake may push oil prices higher
    The powerful earthquake and tsunami that slammed northern Japan knocked out car plants and steel mills, stranded thousands in offices and at Disney's resort in Tokyo, and pummeled financial markets in Asia and Europe. But the biggest effect on the world...
  • Traveling to Europe this year? Five things you need to know

    Traveling to Europe this year? Five things you need to know
    The lights are still on at the Eiffel Tower. They keep ringing up sales at Prada in Rome, and London is getting ready to start partying for about a year and a half, beginning with the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster...
  • Europe's problems hit home for some in Maryland

    Europe's problems hit home for some in Maryland
    Kirk-Habicht Co. in Essex doesn't do much business in Europe, but problems on the continent are buffeting the manufacturer all the same. Its employees rely on a heavy wire to make springs tough enough for trucks, and the only plant they know of that...
  • Germany's plan will make euro crisis worse

    Germany's plan will make euro crisis worse
    European leaders are working feverishly to create what German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling a "fiscal union" to restore private investor confidence in Europe and rekindle growth. Unfortunately, what she advocates will thrust Europe into a deeper...
  • In Theory: Should there be morality in the markets?

    Q. At a time of near-record food prices, Pope Benedict XVI has denounced speculation in commodities markets as “immoral” and called food and water “a basic human right.” According to the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization,...
  • Increase In State's Minimum Wage Is Proposed

    Increase In State's Minimum Wage Is Proposed
    HARTFORD — Marquis Smith of New Haven takes home less than $300 a week from his minimum wage job at a mall gift shop. The 26-year-old Iraq War veteran is single and doesn't have kids, "but even with that being the case,'' he said, "it's still...
  • Gas prices stretching toward $4 a gallon

    Gas prices stretching toward $4 a gallon
    "Gas prices are outrageous." Catherine Bell, a 66-year-old Social Security Administration retiree, was not happy Tuesday as she filled up her Chrysler at a Howard Street BP Amoco gas station in Baltimore. "You'll see when you get to retirement and you're...
  • Will higher gasoline prices change the way we live?

    Will higher gasoline prices change the way we live?
    Rising gasoline prices may finally kill the milkman,  as an article in The Times notes. As gas prices continue to climb – 26 cents in the last week in California, 57 cents in the last year – they may also fundamentally change the way we live....
  • We could use a little postive energy

    We could use a little postive energy
    Energy affects consumer choices large and small, from a replacement light bulb to the kind of car we drive. It influences investments businesses make in new equipment and technology. And it creates opportunities for companies that either provide energy...
  • Oil prices expected to rise with demand

    Oil prices expected to rise with demand
    Allentown's Tom Schweyer doesn't worry much about oil prices. His daily commute to work from Midway Manor to his job as an auditor in downtown Allentown is just six miles round trip. He walks to lunch. But as a numbers cruncher, he knows the rising...