Economy: A look at U.S. job market on eve of February data
Published 3/7/2014 at 7:45 a.m. 0 comments
In advance of the February jobs report being released Friday, the U.S. economy has been skating on an icy patch.
Carry-on crackdown: United enforces bag size limit
Published 3/4/2014 at 10:47 p.m. 0 comments
United Airlines is getting tough on passengers with oversized carry-on bags, even sending some of them back to the ticket counter to check their luggage for a fee.
Polishing the American Dream: Vietnamese-owned nail salons are spread throughout US
Published 3/2/2014 at 11:00 p.m. 0 comments
Linh Huynh used to drive a taxi through the streets of Ho Chi Mihn City in southern Vietnam. Then, 13 years ago, his relatives, who worked in a nail salon in Miami, beckoned with the promise of a better life.
NEW REPORT: Florida #1 in identity theft
Published 2/28/2014 at 10:01 a.m. 2 comments
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning that Florida is number one in the nation for identity theft and adults aren't the only ones at risk. The FTC warns your kids, especially those in college, could be at risk ...
BBB: Don't be fooled by domain name con
Published 2/25/2014 at 1:00 p.m. 0 comments
Got a website? Don’t be fooled by this domain name con
Comcast deal with Netflix will speed up streaming
Published 2/23/2014 at 5:28 p.m. 0 comments
Netflix and Comcast Corp. resolved long-standing differences Sunday in an agreement that will drastically improve Netflix video streaming into millions of homes, company officials said.
5 tycoons who want to close the wealth gap
Published 2/23/2014 at 3:39 p.m. 0 comments
As the middle class struggles to make gains and President Barack Obama strives to shine a spotlight on the issue of income inequality, an unlikely constituency is looking for ways to close the nation's growing wealth gap: A handful of ...
House Speaker John Boehner bringing tan, tears to Marco Island after buying luxury condo
Updated 2/20/2014 at 4:19 p.m. 10 comments
Boehner and his wife, Deborah, purchased a Marco Island condominium earlier this month, Collier County records show. The unit is located in the Tampico, a luxury condominium complex located at 930 Cape Marco Drive.
'February After Five': Chop 239 in the Esplanade hosts Chamber event
Published 2/20/2014 at 9:44 a.m. 0 comments
Each month, the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce holds an "After Five" get-together, a chance for chamber members, supporters and the curious to meet, mingle and socialize in a different, pleasant location, with a buffet provided and adult beverages
The once-a-week retail emporium: Vendors wake up early to offer a little bit of everything at the Marco Island Farmers' Market
Published 2/20/2014 at 8:56 a.m. 1 comment
As the sun peeks over the horizon, Veterans Park is a beehive of activity. Starting in the predawn darkness, a section of the park is transformed from an open strip of well-beaten grass into a once-a-week retail emporium and food ...
Downside of low inflation: A weaker global economy
Published 2/19/2014 at 10:00 p.m. 0 comments
Since the Great Recession ended 4½ years ago, Americans have struggled with high unemployment, static pay and a slow economy. Yet they've had one thing in their favor: low inflation.
Stores can see where you go by tracking your phone
Published 2/19/2014 at 9:12 p.m. 0 comments
Should shoppers turn off their smartphones when they hit the mall? Or does having them on lead to better sales or shorter lines at the cash register?
Facebook buying messaging app WhatsApp for $19B
Published 2/19/2014 at 6:49 p.m. 0 comments
Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company's largest acquisition.
Minimum wage report puts Democrats on defensive
Published 2/19/2014 at 8:34 a.m. 21 comments
A report by Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts seems to have thrown Democrats onto the defensive after it concluded that the party's drive to boost the federal minimum wage could cost a half-million jobs by 2016.
CBO: $10 minimum wage would cut poverty but also jobs
Published 2/18/2014 at 10:52 p.m. 0 comments
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could lift 900,000 Americans out of poverty but also cost a half-million jobs, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday in a report that's sure to feed a simmering debate over how ...
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