| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:07 AM
Consumer confidence in Florida is up from last year but dropped from its pre-election highs of September and October, the University of Florida reported Thursday.
Floridians' overall confidence reached a post-recession peak of 80 in the two months...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Floridians' consumer confidence fell in November after rising to five-year highs the previous two months, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday.
Blame the confidence drop on the election and worries that Washington won't come to...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 5:30 AM
A Lake Worth man is going to Washington with a simple message: Fix the debt.
Julio Fuentes, president of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will appear at the national capital with other grassroots activists to plead with leaders to solve...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:17 AM
A third of Americans are cutting back spending because of their fears over the so-called fiscal cliff -- if Washington can't agree on a compromise, according to a new poll from Palm Beach County-based Bankrate.com.
One in three polled said they have...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Lois Frankel, who becomes South Florida’s newest member of Congress next week, said Thursday it’s difficult to see how the so-called fiscal cliff of higher taxes and dramatic federal spending reductions on Jan. 1 will be resolved.
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:49 AM
The Florida chapter of the Campaign to Fix the Debt raised the warning flag again Thursday about the need for Congress and the president to come together for a “balanced” solution to the nation’s long-term debt problem.
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:31 PM
It’s all about the three strains in the American character. America was founded on the principle of rugged individualism, the pioneer spirit of self-reliance and “each according to his abilities.” That’s another way of saying...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:32 AM
As I’ve said many times before, don’t blame our hard-working representatives for Washington gridlock. Blame the morons who elect them. In other words, look in the mirror.
The latest conventional wisdom on why the nation is about to...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 12:25 PM
We know that Congress is a bunch of weasels. That’s not a value judgment, just a statement of fact. The curse and the genius of our system is that each member of that body happens to be a kept weasel. We can’t vote out somebody else’s...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 1:55 PM
I detest the term, “fiscal cliff.” I am repelled by the analogy, if that’s what it is. I swore to myself that I would not stoop to the level of using the “cliff” visual in a cartoon.
But when it came time to making a...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 10:18 AM
Steve Looney, 53, is a certified public accountant, board-certified lawyer, and chairman of the tax department at the Orlando-based law firm Dean Mead. He spoke with Orlando Sentinel staff writer Sara K. Clarke about what small-business owners should keep...