| Sep 1, 2009
The state House of Representatives late Monday approved a Democratic-written budget bill that would cut estate taxes for the wealthy, reduce the sales tax for everyone and increase the state income tax for couples earning more than $1 million a year.
| Sep 13, 2009
The statement "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you" is considered one of the great lies of our time.
But if you've ever had a beef with a contractor, wanted to check the complaint record of the company offering you a cut-rate homeowner...
| Dec 16, 2009
An earlier version of this article misstated the amount of cash that Laurence J. Pino and his wife, Janet, paid for their new Winter Park home.
As Orlando-based Dynetech Corp. was fighting to stay afloat last summer, the company's founder bought a $1....
| Jul 12, 2009
HELP WANTED: Folks of all ages and walks of life to play the role of sick patients. You will be helping future doctors hone their skills. Be punctual, flexible, comfortable in your own skin and have a healthy sense of humor. No experience necessary.
| Jun 14, 2010
| 5:30 PM
During a stay at a resort two years ago, Carol Arand bought $4,000 in genetic tests after a spa physician praised their potential to improve her health.
If ever she got sick, Arand reasoned, she could take the results to her doctor. "I hoped that this...
| Jul 30, 2009
When you can't get to the gym, exercise the way our ancestors did: move throughout the day. At first, this might feel inconvenient and bothersome.
But real-world fitness—walking, standing, raising and lifting grocery bags, cutting vegetables or...
| Feb 15, 2010
Ever had a claim denied by your insurer because of something like a RAD Code 0022? If so, you're not alone.
Wading through healthcare bills is a daunting task -- and appealing them can be an impossible one. But if you think you've been overcharged or...
| Jul 14, 2008
The product: Judging from the slew of energy products taking up space in supermarkets and convenience stores, B vitamins have become the new go-to ingredients for a quick pick-me-up.
A 2-ounce gulp of the popular liquid supplement 5-Hour Energy...
| Jul 9, 2010
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Danny Black can run his closet design business from just about anywhere — his Mount Washington office, on the way to meet with clients, at home on weekends and even during his family's summer trips to Ocean City.
"Most clients don't know I've...
| Sep 13, 2010
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A loophole in state and federal laws has made it easy for some attorneys to take advantage of Illinois residents struggling to keep their homes.
Attorneys are among the few professionals who can legally charge upfront fees to help homeowners modify their...
| May 21, 2007
ONCE a year or so, Roy Tialavea is summoned from his classes at Oceanside High School to report to the athletic director's office bathroom. He receives a urine specimen cup and heads for a stall.
The 17-year-old is unruffled. Random drug testing has been...