In case you didn't hear, AIG almost sued the government for $25 billion because their former Chief Executive, Maurice Greenberg, claimed that the terms of the $182 billion bailout wasn't fair to AIG shareholders, even though the government literally saved the company's ass from the brink of collapse ... More >>
Flickr user: kevitivityYour stimulus dollars at work.Buying guns and shooting targets in Lake Worth is officially part of the economic recovery effort.According to data compiled by the nonprofit journalism website ProPublica,
the Palm Beach Shooting Center in Lake Worth received a $550,000 loan ... More >>
One banker, we'll call him Steve, was walking out of the corporate office in Orlando recently when a protester got in his face. There were three or four Occupy protesters who spotted Steve with a couple other people wearing suits. The protesters figured they had found one percenters. "You're resp ... More >>
wildmanhangout.comOld news: Floridians think Gov. Rick Scott sucks. New news: Nearly half of Florida thinks Republicans are intentionally sabotaging the economy to prevent the reelection of President Obama.It's not just those damned liberals either -- 24 percent of Republicans agree, according to ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ret0dd/Down and out on mom and dad's sofa.Now for some bad news. U.S. Census Bureau figures
released today show that young people are getting especially pummeled
by a recession that supposedly ended two years ago.
According to the Associated Press, 20- and 30-someth ... More >>
In advance of tonight's GOP presidential debate, the Democratic National Committee has released a report claiming that 9.5 million American jobs would be lost if a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution were implemented by next year -- including the loss of 473,000 jobs in Florida.The reas ... More >>
via www.kathyhyatt.comLauderdale Lakes' financial troubles are part of a national issue.Lauderdale Lakes cannot balance its budget without aid, though it's still unclear how this aid will take shape. In November, the Juice reported that the city was behind on its payments to the Broward County Sh ... More >>
More pain is forecast in the housing market.
All you need to do is look at Broward County Property Appraiser records to see why. There are thousands of properties left over from the housing boom that have neither been foreclosed or short sold.
They're saying the bottom might hit in 2012 and th ... More >>
The average Tea Partier in South Florida is a lot more likely to look like this, Wilkinson says.NPR commentator and Fox News talking head Juan Williams has been all over the media lately dissecting the Tea Party movement. In an April 2 Wall Street Journal editorial, Williams decried the liberal ... More >>
It's become a sad fact of reality in the restaurant scene: businesses are closing every day, and by the dour way in which the best and brightest restaurateurs are talking, there doesn't seem to be any end in sight.That makes what happened last week at Tamarac's Kuluck Persian Restaurant and Loung ... More >>
Photo by Flickr user ulterior epicureArepas, hopefully as pretty as these, will headline a new joint on Clematis.Recession, you say? Apparently not on Clematis Street, where despite a dining economy that has many restaurateurs contemplating an easier line of work, like shipping out on a tramp ste ... More >>
Former County Commissioner Mary McCarty and her colleagues had a slight spending problem.Beaches without life guards, higher bus fares, laid off county workers, a major tax hike. Such a dismal budget proposal is hardly shocking in a county that's drowning in a housing bust. But Palm Beach County's p ... More >>
It's hard to be a card-carrying, foreign-car-driving, alt-weekly-newspaper-working, Cheez Whiz-loving liberal these days. The conservatives say President Obama's corporate bailouts amount to socialism, and who knows if they're right, because they kind of lost me at the first trillion. So that's why ... More >>
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist faced off with David Gregory on NBC's Meet the Press a few minutes ago. Crist started by stressing the importance of bipartisan support for President Obama's stimulus package, then ended by... well... essentially withdrawing his own support for the package.Host Gregory beg ... More >>
Miami Herald Publisher David Landsberg informed all Herald employees this morning in an e-mail that newspaper would be laying off more employees in the coming weeks.
"Unfortunately, it is already apparent there is no way to avoid the elimination of staff positions. We are exploring several alt ... More >>
After watching last night's Pepsi Cola-Bud Light Super Bowl, it became clear to me that everything needs an official sponsor. So today's Morning Juice is brought to you by the Nicaraguan Tourism and Marijuana Growers Cooperative. It's good timing to land that sponsor too, because they just picked up ... More >>