THE WEEK THAT WAS
WINNER: Joe Lopano
At a time when many people haven't gotten a raise in years, the Tampa International Airport CEO gets his third in just 20 months, to $330,750 a year.
LOSER: Most other workers in Florida
In the past decade, an FIU study finds, real wages and good jobs have declined while poverty and debt have risen.
A third of visits to the Johns Hopkins hospital emergency room are alcohol-related. For a year, researchers went there on weekends and found five brands were most associated with ER admissions. Most frequently consumed were: Budweiser, Steel Reserve, Colt 45, Bud Ice and Bud Light. Four of those were significantly overrepresented in the ER, compared with their share of the national market. Budweiser, for instance, accounted for 15 percent of admissions, compared with a market share of 9 percent. Colt 45, with a market share under 1 percent, accounted for more than 13 percent of admissions. Only Bud Light had a larger market share than it did in the ER. Researchers noted their sample size was too small to draw major conclusions.