| Jun 21, 2013
| 2:26 PM
It's really not so bad.
Sure, the stock market is down nearly 5 percent since May 21, the day before the Federal Reserve first said it could begin pulling back its economic stimulus.
Yet taking a step back, the selloff could ultimately represent nothing...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:34 PM
By Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee Bureau Chief TALLAHASSEE – This month, we started a series of reports attempting to evaluate Gov. Rick Scott on the ‘7-7-7′ economic plan that was the political mantelpiece of his 2010 campaign. It's a good...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:33 PM
We came out this week with the annual Central Florida Business Forecast, and we're taking it on the chin from some readers. They are displeased because the report suggests that 2013 may prove to be a better year for the economy than 2012. This...
| Feb 6, 2013
It's not unusual to lose your balance while standing on a peak.
And so it goes with the stock market. Investors suffered some fear of heights Monday and sent the Dow Jones industrial average tumbling. It was the worst day of this year, with a triple-...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:50 AM
LONDON (AP) — Stocks around the world fell sharply Monday as investors gave their initial verdict to a weekend plan to tax depositors in Cypriot banks as part of a bailout of the Mediterranean island nation.
Though Cyprus only accounts for...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 5:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is finally cleaning up its unfinished budget business for the long-underway 2013 budget year with a bipartisan government-wide funding bill, even as the combatants in the House and Senate gear up for votes this week on...
| Mar 27, 2013
The prospect of losing money in a bank savings account was once considered unthinkable, but the possibility sent Americans into a panic in the 2008 financial crisis, and the threat recently surfaced anew.
This time the focus is on European banks and the...
| Feb 27, 2013
Our European vacation from stock market angst has ended abruptly, with Italy's elections this week showing investors worldwide that they may have jumped too quickly at the conclusion that Europe's debt crisis had been tamed.
Much of the financial...
| Feb 10, 2013
After turning squeamish early in the week, investors returned to the stock market and sent the Standard & Poor's 500 index to 1,517 Friday, the highest level since November 2007.
It hasn't hit the all-time high of 1,565 of October 2007, but it was an...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 11:05 AM
The first people to tell the public that the world's oldest bank was cooking its books weren't the bank's executives, its outside auditors at KPMG, its regulators at the Bank of Italy, or anyone else who had a duty to keep the place honest. They were...
| Jan 17, 2013
CareerBuilder’s first annual global job forecast looks at hiring plans and financial positions of employers in the 10 largest world economies. When it comes to areas of job growth, the U.S. will focus hiring on sales, information technology and...