| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:42 AM
SOUTHINGTON — Many middle-aged executives-turned-entrepreneurs start working for themselves because they were downsized, or thought they might be laid off soon.
By contrast, Carlos Lara, 57, bought a business with a brother so that so that his...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:39 AM
The one piece of Obamacare that seems genuinely to be on the table in the shutdown standoff is the medical device tax, a 2.3% levy mostly on hospital devices designed to produce $30 billion in revenue over ten years.
You can mark down the bipartisan...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Shopping for the wine lover on your list is always tricky -- you're never sure which bottle they already have or have already dismissed. Coastal Pinot Noir would have been perfect last year, but now they're back into Beaujolais. Here are some ideas that...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 3:43 PM
In Palm Beach County, a startup medical device company has plans to expand from 135 employees to about 200 next year, both professional and manufacturing jobs.
In Broward, a long-term nursing care and Medicaid provider expects to grow to 800 employees...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
November is when most companies set the deadline for employees to choose their health care coverage for the coming year. Part of that process for more and more people is managing the money in thier health savings accounts (HSAs) or flexible spending...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
About Moog Inc.
What does the company do? Manufacturer of precision control equipment
2011 Financial report (fiscal year ended Oct. 1, 2011):
Net sales: $2.33 billion
Net income: $133 million
Q. My shares of Moog Inc....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:40 PM
In one of the biggest acquisitions in South Florida's bio-medical industry, Stryker Corp. announced Wednesday it will buy Davie-based startup Mako Surgical Corp. in a $1.65 billion deal.
Mako has yet to turn a profit.
The purchase shines a positive...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:12 PM
There's an ancient adage that in war, truth is the first casualty. The war being waged over the federal budget, mostly by Republicans fighting with themselves, is a perfect example.
The biggest untruth may be that by pressing their demands the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:45 AM
Natasha Harpalani spends at least an hour most weekends cold calling funeral homes with an unusual request.
“I’ve started a nonprofit called Keeping Pace and what we do is we recycle pacemakers,” says the 17-year-old senior at Pine...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Gov. Rick Scott stopped by .decimal, Inc. (pronounced "dot-decimal"), a medical device manufacturing facility in Sanford, Monday. Scott was in town to pitch his plan to eliminate sales taxes that manufacturers pay on equipment purchases in Florida. Later,...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:00 PM
As doctors, nurses and other health care professionals come to rely on machines and devices to help them diagnose and treat diseases and conditions, jobs for technicians who service and repair these machines are growing. These technicians can eventually...
| Mar 19, 2013
A family of drug-resistant bacteria that experts say kills up to 50 percent of people infected is spreading in Chicago and elsewhere, prompting doctors and public health officials to step up efforts to protect patients.
Infections caused by these...