| May 10, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Megan Mocik never envisioned herself as a stay-at-home mother.
After having twins four years ago, the former marketing manager for New York-based International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. was determined to press on with a career, even one that came with...
| Jun 9, 2014
A new report by IHS Automotive says the average car on U.S. roads is 11.4 years old, which is the same as last year. The data reflects a plateau ??? if temporary ??? of America's aging vehicle fleet. Last year's......
| May 15, 2014
What's going on here? A recently published chart (above) shows that from 2000 to 2001, the average daily precipitation in Illinois rose slightly, as did per capita consumption of American cheese in the United States. Both rates fell from 2002......
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Fort Lauderdale-Miami metro area's number of women-owned firms in the increased by 34 percent from over the past decade, according to the "State of the Women-Owned Business" report released last week.
Companies owned by women grew to about 243,000 last...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The term "structural deficit" seems to have crept into fairly common usage among some people who work in bureaucracies.
In Maryland state government, it has been part of the parlance for going on a dozen or more years. It rose to prominence when the...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Experts thought this would be the year that Florida would bypass New York and be named the third largest state. Turns out, they were wrong.
The U.S. Census Bureau released its most recent population data on Monday, showing that Florida was just 98,000...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Prepare for a year of more in the real estate industry — more improvement, mostly, but also more expense as mortgage rates, prices and rents rise.
Analysts expect a solid 2014 here and nationally, after a year in which the battered housing...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
One of California's top ambassadors often comes lightly salted and travels in a vacuum-sealed can. Eat an almond anywhere in the world and chances are that it was grown in the Golden State.
California produces 82% of the globe's almonds, harvesting...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:45 AM
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Addressing about 100 Los Angeles arts leaders Tuesday at City Hall, Mayor Eric Garcetti promised a more cohesive arts policy in which a variety of city departments will be attuned to fostering...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:23 PM
For Americans who haven’t been to college, alternative credentials such as professional licenses or educational certificates offer an edge in earnings, a new U.S. Census Bureau report shows.
But Latinos lag behind other Americans in getting such...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: What should I do about my dog who, at the age of 8, has suddenly decided that she likes to eat the frozen poop of other dogs? -- B.N., St. Paul, MN
A: His entire life, my brother-in-law said he didn't care for lobster. In a weak moment, he recently...