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Akron Blu Zone hotel anchors entertainment district

Anthony B. “Tony” Troppe has had a vision of the revitalization of downtown Akron for more than two decades.
“Twenty years ago, First Night 1999, I was downtown, and I had an idea,” said Troppe, speaking to a group of people at the official opening of the new BLU-tique hotel at 1 South Main Street and pl ... (full story)

San Francisco's beloved Beefeater doorman to retire

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another bit of old, quirky San Francisco will be no more when Tom Sweeney finally hangs up his white pressed collar and signature Beefeater jacket this weekend after more than four decades of opening doors at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel downtown.
Sweeney has taken the luggage of movie stars and shaken ... (full story)

How to have a 'no regrets' retirement

Most retirees regret not saving more. A 2018 study by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found 73% wish they'd put aside more money on a consistent basis, and half felt they waited too long to get serious about retirement saving.
But retirement is about more than the balance in your 401(k). Even people with sizable nest ... (full story)

US employment remains strong, 145,000 jobs added in December

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, signaling that the job market remains strong at the start of 2020 even if hiring and wage gains have slowed somewhat more than a decade into an economic expansion.
Last Friday's snapshot from the Labor Department ... (full story)

US services firms grew at a faster pace last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services companies grew more quickly in December than the previous month, a sign that the economy's steady expansion should continue.
The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its service-sector index rose to 55, from 53.9 in November. Any reading above 50 signals an expansion.
The ... (full story)