New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to block sales of sugary drinks larger than 16 fluid ounces. Restaurants, movie theaters and food trucks would all have to abide by the rule, which is aimed at rising obesity rates
Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Company in East Hampton, Ct., was a fixture in what was known as Belltown USA. Dozens of bell manufacturers used to call it home. But Bevin Bells was the city's last manufacturer until this past weekend when the factory burned down. Owner Matthew Bevin would like to rebuild.
With the government's latest employment numbers due Friday, both President Obama and his GOP challenger, Mitt Romney, are trying to maintain a fine balance in their rhetoric between optimism, pessimism and reality.
The unemployment rate is 8.1 percent, but the underemployment rate — that's people who work part time but want full-time work — is much higher. For many people, making ends meet means cobbling together temporary jobs. And, of course, there are some apps for that.
Republican Mitt Romney is running on the strength of his business background. He says he knows how to fix the economy in part because of his success at Bain Capital. But history is not necessarily on Romney's side. Very few businesspeople have made it to the White House.
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