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  • With shutdown deadline looming, 5 things to watch as Congress returns

    With shutdown deadline looming, 5 things to watch as Congress returns
      Congress returns Monday from its long summer break as the U.S. faces heightened terrorist threats abroad and unresolved policy issues at home. But most lawmakers appear poised to handle only the most basic business of government before returning...
  • How come nobody talks about the 'Obama bull market'?

    How come nobody talks about the 'Obama bull market'?
    It was widely noticed two weeks ago that the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the most important stock market indicator, hit a milestone by crossing 2,000 for the first time. It was somewhat less widely noticed that on that day, you would have notched a...
  • Businesses seek cure for health care cost surge

    NEW YORK - A year ago, Teresa Hartnett was on the verge of expanding her small business. The company had hit $1 million in sales, and requests from clients were flowing in. She planned to transition from nearly 30 freelancers to a full-time staff of 60 by...
  • Boca Raton restaurant group recognized by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Boca Raton-based Rapoport’s Restaurant Group was awarded Tuesday with the Community Excellence Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during the America’s Small Business Summit 2013 in Washington, D.C. “Aspiring small business owners in...
  • Senate immigration overhaul set for passage

    Senate immigration overhaul set for passage
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate was on track to approve a sweeping immigration overhaul Thursday, but the landmark legislation has dim hopes in the GOP-controlled House despite drawing significant Republican support with the addition of $46 billion in border...
  • Immigration overhaul bill passes the Senate

    Immigration overhaul bill passes the Senate
    WASHINGTON – The Senate approved a sweeping immigration overhaul Thursday in a strong bipartisan vote after an afternoon of emotional speeches as senators told personal stories of family journeys to the United States while visitors filled the...
  • Senate passes its major immigration overhaul

    Senate passes its major immigration overhaul
    WASHINGTON — A landmark bill to overhaul the immigration system passed the Senate on Thursday, winning a large majority as its sponsors had hoped, but showing no signs of gaining ground with the Republican majority in the House. Supporters...
  • Delay in ACA's employer mandate nothing to celebrate

    The glee with which Republicans greeted the delay in the employer coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act is heartless. Although it is politically motivated, such reveling will prove to be a political obstacle to Republican election chances in 2014....
  • O'Malley kicks off 'Better Choices' tour

    O'Malley kicks off 'Better Choices' tour
    Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday kicked off an autumn-long series of appearances intended to highlight his record over the past seven years and to set the stage for the final year of his administration. O'Malley has scheduled five "policy forums"...
  • Do workplace wellness programs work?

    Would you be willing to share with your employer how much you eat, drink, smoke or exercise? And would you be willing to make lifestyle changes in return for a break on the cost of your health insurance? The University of Minnesota offered such...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry takes aim at Maryland

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry takes aim at Maryland
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a swipe at Gov. Martin O'Malley and Maryland's business climate in radio ads aimed at luring companies and residents to the Lone Star state.  "When you grow tired of Maryland taxes squeezing every dime out of your business,...