Archive for April, 2012

Another governor targets smokers

Whether successful or not, Illinois governors repeatedly have aimed at the same target for additional money to address the state's financial gap – cigarette smokers.

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In its April 18 editorial, A slower, measured approach to oil shale is the better choice,? the Post Independent noted that the 2008 oil shale plan by the BLM was problematic because it did not require research and development before energy companies co…

Bernanke Signals Further Easing Unlikely as Outlook Improves

Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is signaling that further Federal Reserve stimulus is unlikely unless the economy unexpectedly deteriorates.

Fed’s 17 Rate Forecasts May Confuse More Than Clarify

The Federal Reserve tried to bring more clarity to policy making in January by releasing Fed officials? forecasts for interest rates. Instead, it may be creating confusion.

Risk vs. freedom: Older-driver debate leaves difficult choices

Seventy-eight-year-old Glenn Althafer knows the toll of time can't be avoided. Drivers in his age bracket just aren't as sharp as they used to be, he said. INSIDE: Video of Palm Coast Publix crash

Entrepreneurs air concerns at 'Disruptivate!'

Entrepreneurship is alive and growing in New Hampshire, but more can — and should — be done to incubate the state's startup ecosystem.

Home-buying season finally signaling a recovery

WASHINGTON Five years after the U.S. housing bust sent sales and prices plunging, the spring home-buying season is pointing to a long-awaited recovery.

Us Home-buying Season Finally Signaling A Recovery

Get Business Mobile Text Alerts Five years after the U.S. housing bust sent sales and prices plunging, the spring home-buying season is pointing to a long-awaited recovery.

Ambulance services hit insurance reimbursement obstacles

A health insurer's policy on paying for ambulance trips could leave some of those ambulances running on empty in the future.

Rise in U.S. exports brightens economy

American businesses sold a record number of goods and services in Europe, China and other foreign markets in February, while imports declined.