| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Consumers in California are among the heaviest spenders in the country for housing and utilities but spend less than the national average for healthcare, energy, and food and beverages, according to new government data.
So-called personal consumption...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Americans borrowed $19.6 billion more in May in consumer credit, although growth slowed from the previous month's torrid pace, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday.
Outstanding consumer credit, which includes auto and student loans as well as credit card...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:47 AM
Nearly two-thirds of voters think the stock market is rigged against them and a majority believe Wall Street and big banks hurt average Americans, according to poll results from a pro-regulation group.
The survey by Better Markets, a nonprofit...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:53 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist trying to claim credit for stewarding the state’s tourism- and housing-dependent economy through the worst global crash...
| Aug 17, 2014
For months, Advanced Grow Labs LLC — one of Connecticut's four medical marijuana growing companies — slogged through the process of competing for a state license, securing local zoning approvals, and outfitting a building to state...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland, which will soon be based in Chicago, said Monday it will buy Swiss-German natural ingredient company Wild Flavors for $3 billion, a move aimed at diversifying the company and helping brands appeal to consumers...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Robocalls are annoying, but is the trouble worth $1,610?
A court says it is.
Some 960 consumers nationwide — 128 in Florida — will get that amount in a class action suit handled by an attorney from Boca Raton.
Lead attorney Michael L....
| Jul 23, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Having a bit of sticker shock at the grocery store?
You aren't alone with food costs rising 3.7 percent in a year in Broward and Miami-Dade counties in June, well above the 2.4 percent increase for the nation as a whole, according to the U.S. Bureau...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A mandated 60-day review of the state's hurricane emergency and evacuation plan is due on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's desk by Aug. 15. The governor ordered the review in May after participating in an emergency exercise, during which he expressed doubts about...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Comcast has issued an apology after audio of one of its customer service representatives bombarding a customer with repeated questions went viral on Tuesday, according to CNN.
Tech journalist Ryan Block called Comcast to cancel his service, but the...
| Aug 10, 2014
ADT's chief innovation officer Arthur Orduña talks into his smartphone to check the security and lights at his Delray Beach home. The ADT app recognizes his voice.
"Security status" he says, receiving confirmation that all is well. "Light status," he...