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  • Real-world issues haunt horror-comedy 'Blacula'

    Real-world issues haunt horror-comedy 'Blacula'
    Halloween 2013 is in the rearview mirror, but two shows keep the spooky shenanigans going. "Blacula: Young, Black and Undead" I haven't seen the 1972 blaxploitation classic that shares a title with Reginald Edmund's new horror-comedy for Pegasus...
  • Unemployment falls to 6.7%, but only 74,000 new jobs in December

    Unemployment falls to 6.7%, but only 74,000 new jobs in December
    U.S. employers added just 74,000 new jobs to the economy in December, falling far short of economist expectations, the Labor Department reported Friday. It was the fewest number of new workers in almost three years, but the setback was likely to be...
  • Dow closes above 16,000

    The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 for the first time, a testament to investors' hope that the plodding economy can gain momentum in the coming year. The index, a gauge of 30 of the largest American companies, jumped more than 109...
  • Dan Lindblade, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

    Dan Lindblade, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
    Last week: We continue to see steady job growth and the recent Citrix hiring expansion of 200 jobs was another positive for Broward County. Our public and private/partnerships continue to focus on working together to expand our employment base. County and...
  • Glitch cuts off 80,000 Californians from unemployment checks

    About 80,000 jobless Californians have been cut off from unemployment benefits because of a computer glitch that could take weeks to resolve. The Employment Development Department upgraded its 30-year-old system over Labor Day weekend with the aim of...
  • Decatur feels the blow of Archer Daniels Midland's planned HQ move

    Decatur feels the blow of Archer Daniels Midland's planned HQ move
    When Councilman Pat McDaniel heard from the state's biggest company that it was moving the corporate headquarters from here, after nearly 45 years, he lowered his head and reached for a slice of cheesecake. Comfort food, McDaniel explained later. He...
  • Working after you retire rarely comes easily

    Financial planners often advise prospective retirees who may not have sufficient income during retirement to plan on continuing to work after age 65. That sounds good in theory but is frankly unrealistic for most employees. The latest statistics from...
  • Teacher gives wise advice about college costs

    DEAR JOYCE: I read with interest your column with the letter from the individual who recommended that two-year college transfer students always check in advance which community college courses will transfer -- and which ones won't -- to a four-year...
  • A government shutdown could hurt economy more now than it did in 1995

    A government shutdown could hurt economy more now than it did in 1995
    WASHINGTON — The last time the federal government shut down, for three weeks in the winter of 1995-96, the American economy felt a jolt but recovered quickly. Things don't look anywhere near as promising this time around. The nation is currently...
  • Finance executives warn Washington not to risk a government default

    WASHINGTON — To Wall Street, the partial government shutdown is another unfortunate economic speed bump caused by partisan political fighting. Failure to raise the debt limit, triggering a first-ever federal default, would be a brick wall on the...
  • Take filled job postings down

    Job hunting is tough. Networking with friends and colleagues to see if someone knows someone who might know something about an open position in your field takes time. Writing strong cover letters to prospective employers about your desire to fill a job...
  • U.S. job growth is a meager 74,000 in December

    U.S. job growth is a meager 74,000 in December
    WASHINGTON — A surprisingly poor jobs report Friday put a damper on the increasingly rosy projections for economic growth and cast doubt on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to pull back on its stimulus efforts later this month. After a...