| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Share the Earth
Thank you for your excellent Nov. 26 editorial on the cougar recently killed in our Chicago area. The killing of this magnificent large cat was a criminal act!
Many parts of the Earth are dangerously overpopulated by us humans. Why are...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Orlando hotels posted healthy statistics for October, selling more rooms at higher prices.
Hotels in the Orlando area filled 67.6 percent of their rooms during the month, compared with 65.5 percent in October 2012. The average daily rate rose 3.3...
| Sep 29, 2013
A single millisecond — one-thousandth of a second — comes and goes 100 to 400 times faster than the blink of an eye, and with it comes and goes one's ability to see markets the same way again.
At least that's the impression in millisecond-...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Last week: In the world of sports, the U.S. Men’s National Team qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup this week with a 2-0 win over Mexico. This will be the seventh-consecutive FIFA World Cup appearance for the U.S. MNT.
Looking ahead: The...
| Sep 12, 2013
Everyone is treated like an important part of the company at Virtus Investment Partners, the Hartford-based asset management firm that spun off from The Phoenix Cos. five years ago.
And that's not just lip service at the fast-growing asset management...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:02 PM
In Florida, where nearly one of every five nursing homes is on a state "watch list" for poor care, patient advocates say a federally mandated watch-dog program is crumbling — at a time when it's needed most.
"It's really a broken system," said...
| Mar 13, 2013
Last Friday, the Labor Department reported that 236,000 new jobs were created in February. That's good news -- but not nearly good enough. Even if this rate were to continue, which seems unlikely, the United States wouldn't be back to pre-recession levels...
| Apr 24, 2013
Corporate earnings reports have pacified investors this week after a bout of selling followed renewed concerns about a global slowdown last week.
It's not that companies have provided dazzling first-quarter results. Many are continuing to make their...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:54 AM
What's next after the Oscars? More Gatsby, of course. "The Great Gatsby," featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and coming in May, will be the fourth, or by some counts the fifth or sixth, movie version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about the illusion created by...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 8:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pulling out all the stops to warn just what could happen if automatic budget cuts kick in. Americans are reacting with a collective yawn.
They know the drill: Obama raises the alarm, Democrats and...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that there are two kinds of market forecasters, those who don't know and those who don't know they don't know. That is well illustrated by the current disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, as the...