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Contributing ColumnistFor the last two years we’ve heard the same mantra from the GOP and its mouthpiece, FOX News: “We have a spending problem, not a revenue problem.” It’s usually said with solemnity and sometimes a hint of compassion, as if the...
I take issue with liberal columnist Brian Cooney, who remains a believer in spending our way to prosperity despite the failure of President Obama’s massive government stimulus and bailout. Despite this failed attempt, where money spent for each...
Billionaire businessman Warren Buffet summed up the fuss about raising the debt ceiling in a way that was clear, concise and candid. “We don’t need to tell the world that anytime people in Congress start throwing a tantrum, we’re not...
Contributing ColumnistLast week’s debt ceiling agreement was a striking victory for Republicans, although they almost threw it away under pressure from the Tea Party fringe. They got nearly $3 trillion in spending cuts with no tax increase. How did they extract this from...
After four months of year-over-year growth, business dipped in April at Orlando-area hotels, likely because of an early Easter this year and the absence of a couple of big conventions in town. Hotels in the Orlando market filled 72.6 percent of their...
The chief drawback of a law as complex as the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform measure passed in 2010, is that it provides self-interested opponents a multitude of places to stick a wedge in and hammer away. But you'd be hard-pressed...
WASHINGTON -- Consumers will help keep economic growth on track this year, as new projections of their spending indicate it will offset the hit to the recovery from the federal government's automatic budget cuts, a panel of economists said Monday. The...
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A surging stock market and rebounding housing prices are translating into a robust job market in South Florida. South Florida's unemployment continued its decline in April, dropping a notch to 5.6 percent in Broward and 6.8 percent in Palm Beach County,...
Ed Koch, the late mayor of New York City, used to stop residents on the street and ask, "How am I doing?" With next month marking the four-year anniversary of the end of the 2007-2009 recession, the longest and deepest since the Great Depression, it...
Maryland employers slashed 6,200 jobs in April, cutting short a string of gains, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday, as the state began feeling the pinch of federal budget sequestration and cutbacks in consumer spending. But the government's...
In the 1964 U.S. Supreme Court case Jacobellis v. Ohio, Justice Potter Stewart wrote a concurring opinion he hoped would establish a legal standard that protected every American's right to free speech yet guarded “community standards” against “hard core...
Reports: Initial jobless claims for week ended May 11, 7:30 a.m; Consumer price index for April, 7:30 a.m.; Housing starts/building permits for April, 7:30 a.m.; Philadelphia Fed survey for May, 9 a.m.; Mortgage rates for week ended May 16, 9 a.m.;...
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