Despite sour economy, retail developers press on

Retail developers always have been an audacious breed. They spend millions to build shopping centers, confident that tenants will flock to fill the slots they didn’t prelease. To charge ahead these days takes more than the usual dose of intestinal fortitude. Everyone is nervous — from shoppers to lenders to retailers, many of which have […]

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Companies shifting more health costs to employees

Employers, now doubly pinched by steadily rising health insurance premiums and a steadily deteriorating economy, are searching
for new and larger cost-shifting tools, according to survey and anecdotal evidence from Mercer, a global benefits brokerage
and consulting firm.

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