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Friday, March 23, 2018

Employer Health Costs To Rise Nearly 9 Percent This Year, Survey Finds

By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—Employer health care costs are expected to rise nearly 9 percent in 2014, a slight improvement over recent years, according to a new survey. However, that modest decline doesn’t offer much relief to companies and their employees, who are seeing health insurance costs take a bigger bite out of […]

May 15, 2014

Florida Is ‘Ground Zero’ For Sea Level Rise

Miami Beach (United States) (AFP) – Warm sunshine and sandy beaches make south Florida and its crown city, Miami, a haven for tourists, but the area is increasingly endangered by sea level rise, experts said Tuesday. During a special Senate hearing held in Miami Beach, Senator Bill Nelson described south Florida as “Ground Zero” for […]

April 22, 2014

Unemployment Claims Rise and Layoffs Intensify

Unemployment claims rose this week, and the Wall Street Journal profiles a recent surge in firing at major firms: Companies are laying off employees at a level not seen in nearly a year, hobbling the job market and intensifying fears about the pace of the economic recovery. Cisco Systems Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp. and troubled […]

July 21, 2011