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  • Fed expected 'quite limited' impact from global weakness, minutes show

    Fed expected 'quite limited' impact from global weakness, minutes show
    Federal Reserve officials were not overly worried about a weakening global economy late last month, with many officials expecting "quite limited" effect on the U.S., according to minutes of the central bank's most recent policymaking meeting. The...
  • How will Japanese recession affect U.S. recovery?

    Japan's unexpected fall into recession — the latest stumble for its long-struggling economy — poses another obstacle to the U.S. recovery and demonstrates the problems many key nations still are having regaining their economic footing after...
  • Gloomy 2015 forecast for Maryland economy, but there is beer

    Gloomy 2015 forecast for Maryland economy, but there is beer
    The state's economy is poised for a slowdown, a Towson University economist said Monday, pointing to weakness in the labor market that could continue for the next two years. "The opportunity to cry in one's beer is going to be present," said Daraius...
  • Five myths about Obama's closest aide

    Five myths about Obama's closest aide
    Valerie Jarrett is the most talked-about White House aide in Washington — and that's not always a good thing. Jarrett has come under attack after the midterm elections, with critics charging that she wields too much influence over her boss. Part of...
  • Ukraine slashed gold holdings in October, Russia added more: IMF

    NEW YORK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ukraine slashed its gold reserves by more than a third in October, data from the International Monetary Fund showed, as the near-bankrupt country reels from fighting a pro-Russian separatist movement in the east. The...
  • Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials

    Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials
    It pays to be on the payroll of Pennsylvania state government. An automatic 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase will boost salaries of lawmakers, judges, the governor and his cabinet. That means the base salary in one of the nation's largest state...
  • Past decade's rising food prices could mean pricey Turkey Day

    Past decade's rising food prices could mean pricey Turkey Day
    This fall, as we gather around the table and stuff ourselves silly, consider that our annual food coma disguised as a national holiday will hit us in the belly AND the wallet. Take turkey, for example. Plain old frozen turkey, the kind your mom would...
  • Inflation slowing here but still higher than U.S. overall

    Inflation slowing here but still higher than U.S. overall
    We got a break in food, gas and housing costs, but South Florida's inflation is still running ahead of the national average, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. South Florida's consumer price index for all urban consumers increased 2....
  • Connecticut Job Market Still Growing, Up 3,600 In October

    Connecticut Job Market Still Growing, Up 3,600 In October
    Connecticut employers added 3,600 jobs in October, and initial estimates are that the state's jobs base is up 23,000 from a year ago, a very strong year by Connecticut standards. The state has only broken the 20,000 mark twice in the past 15 years, in...
  • Consumer prices flat in October as low gas costs hold down inflation

    Consumer prices flat in October as low gas costs hold down inflation
    The prices Americans paid for household staples were unchanged last month as falling gasoline and energy costs kept inflation low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The Consumer Price Index was flat in October after rising just 0.1% the previous...
  • U.S. underlying inflation rising; economy firming broadly

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying inflation pressures rose in October, even as falling gasoline prices kept overall U.S. consumer prices in check, bolstering expectations of a mid-2015 interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Other data on Thursday...