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  • GMU profs: Government incentives are very bad

    A pair of George Mason University professors take shots at economic development incentives in an op-ed that ran late last week. Sayeth Christopher Coyne and Lotta Moberg: "Targeted benefits encourage companies to game the system. In 1993, IBM caused a...
  • Critics call Obama funding plan for health insurer losses a 'bailout'

    Critics call Obama funding plan for health insurer losses a 'bailout'
    The Obama administration has quietly adjusted key provisions of its signature healthcare law to potentially make billions of additional taxpayer dollars available to the insurance industry if companies providing coverage through the Affordable Care Act...
  • In Connecticut, some minimum-wage workers say raise hasn't helped much

    In Connecticut, some minimum-wage workers say raise hasn't helped much
    Minimum-wage workers in Connecticut got a 45-cent raise on Jan. 1, the first step in a process that will eventually set their wages at $10.10 an hour. "It helps a little bit, I guess," said A. Segui, 20, who works at a Dunkin' Donuts. She wants to go...
  • February weather cost workers hours, but didn't cost the U.S. jobs

    February weather cost workers hours, but didn't cost the U.S. jobs
    WASHINGTON -- The weather was unusually bad in much of the country last month, so why was Friday's government jobs report surprisingly good? The economy added 175,000 net new jobs in February, up from a revised 129,000 the previous month. The figure...
  • Jay Leno's top joke targets were Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson

    Jay Leno's top joke targets were Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson
    Jay Leno steps down from his role as host of "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, a position he has held almost continuously since 1992. He has more than 4,600 shows under his belt -- that's a lot of monologue jokes. Bill Clinton was one of the biggest...
  • Don't be afraid of love in the workplace

     Don't be afraid of love in the workplace
    Mention love at the office and minds go to tawdry affairs, lines crossed and calls to human resources. People see love as a squishy emotion, one that breeds conflict, a distraction. So it has largely been drummed out of the workplace. That's a shame....
  • U.S. economy adds 175,000 jobs in February despite harsh weather

    U.S. economy adds 175,000 jobs in February despite harsh weather
    WASHINGTON — Employers churned out more new jobs than expected last month despite snowstorms and bone-chilling weather that kept consumers and workers at home through much of the country. The U.S. economy added a surprisingly robust 175,000 net...
  • Experienced Lafayette favored to win district title | Bay Rivers District baseball preview

    The race to the top of the Bay Rivers District baseball standings has been crowded the past two seasons. Warhill High has been in the mix both times, tying with York and Grafton for the 2012 title before sharing the district championship with New Kent a...
  • Leno's Most Popular Joke Target: Bill Clinton

    Jay Leno told almost 44,000 jokes as host of "The Tonight Show," and according to a recent study, one out of ten of his quips were about Bill Clinton. The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University, which tracks late-night humor, said...
  • Jobs report could be delayed by federal government shutdown

    Jobs report could be delayed by federal government shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- The latest report on job creation and the unemployment rate, set to be released Friday, could be delayed if the federal government shuts down this week, the Labor Department said. "All survey and other program operations will cease and the...
  • Home prices surge in June but pace may be easing

    Home prices surge in June but pace may be easing
    Home prices in large U.S. cities rose sharply in June, marking the fourth consecutive double-digit gain for the nation’s leading home price index. The Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller index for the nation's biggest 20 cities was up 2.2% from...
  • Poof goes the middle class

    Poof goes the middle class
    Imagine a future in which real wages for most workers decline year after year; a future in which middle-class jobs that disappeared in the Great Recession won't be coming back; a future in which young Americans either squeeze into an increasingly...