| 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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:35 PM
It's been a good couple of days for entertainment and cable companies.
Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., CBS Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. rose Thursday after those companies reported strong quarterly earnings.
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke outlines what he expects for U.S. growth in the coming year as the central bank releases its policy statement. He'll also face TV cameras and reporters during a quarterly news conference.
Reporters, editors and...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:33 PM
How much of the stock market is made up purely of hot air?
I'm guessing 4%.
That's roughly how much the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost in sell-offs Wednesday and Thursday before it leveled off Friday. Analysts say the drop was precipitated by...
| 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 7, 2013
| 11:18 PM
The stock market is at a record high. Other economic indicators, including a slowly decreasing unemployment rate, a rebound in the housing market and ever-increasing consumer confidence, indicate that our country is continuing to recover from a massive...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 2:34 PM
South Florida financial planners fielded calls Friday as more Floridians became interested in investing in a rising stock market -- just as the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 14000 for the first time since 2007. The interest has been building with the...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Netflix shares fell more than 5% Tuesday after the company's hyped debut of "Arrested Development" on Sunday, which failed to impress critics.
The broader market surged Tuesday after the Memorial Day weekend break, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:13 AM
LONDON (AP) — Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House.
The tweet said that there had been two explosions at the White House and President Barack...
| Mar 12, 2012
After a rough Tuesday, domestic equities nevertheless mostly managed to struggle back to even. Hurt by the year's first triple-digit one-day downdraft, the Dow was left...