Race to the bottom

...saved" federal taxpayers $88 billion through 2017, while states that didn't would lose 85,000 jobs.Be wary of the rosy projections associated with expanding a bloated and mediocre government health-care plan, which is precisely what Medicaid...

Boat sales continue rebound from recession

...2010.The industry association predicts that growth will continue industry-wide and rise by about 5 percent in 2015.The rosy outlook is attributed to an improving economy and housing market, stronger job market, increasing consumer confidence and lower...

Budget panel chairman seeks more answers on DSS plan

...was told, 'I don't need any more money. We don't need caseworkers.' ... Rome was burning as they said everything was rosy."He wants a long list of questions answered at a February meeting of his Ways and Means subcommittee. By then, the agency...

Spending reflects a renewed faith in economy

Recent gauges of consumer confidence paint a rosy picture, with more Americans having an optimistic outlook on the economy.The Conference Board reported last month an index of...

Closing the chapter: 2013 lessons for investors

...investors followed some simple advice this year: Don't worry, be happy. Next year, though, they will need to temper that rosy approach.In 2013, investors who blocked out the scary headlines about a possible government default, budget cuts, and concerns...

Remaining candidates for 2022 Olympics are both lacking in appeal

...truce and let prisoners watch a bit of figure skating on jailhouse television?Selling the Olympics should be a slam-dunk. Rosy-cheeked, sculpted athletes in the prime of life doing eye-popping things on skis, skates and sleds. What's not to like...

Diversity decorating

The rosy flesh and brilliant skin of red peppers and onions in a painting above the fireplace warm the atmosphere of the breakfast room...

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...claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates.HOLIDAY HAZE? Beware of the rosy retail holiday reports this week. The annual gauge of our spending appetites is bound to get some attention, especially because...

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Busch looks to Martinsville for rebound

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Everything looked rosy for Kurt Busch when the season began. Starting his third Winston Cup season, Busch was one of the favorites to win the series...

Overall athletic grades fall slightly

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Things were not quite as rosy in the classroom this past semester for South Carolina athletes, including the football and men's basketball teams. The school...

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