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  • Economy expands at solid 3.2% annual rate in fourth quarter

    Economy expands at solid 3.2% annual rate in fourth quarter
    WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending ended last year with a flourish, lifting overall economic growth and renewing hopes that the recovery will hit its stride this year and boost employment and incomes. The economy expanded at a solid 3.2% annual...
  • Stocks fall to close out bad month

    The stock market closed out its worst month in more than a year and a half as turmoil in the developing world sparked a broad decline in U.S. share prices. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped nearly 150 points to end January with a 5.3% drop, its...
  • Yellen upbeat about growth in coming quarter

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen painted a mostly upbeat picture of the economy emerging from a weather-induced winter slowdown but gave no hints of when the central bank might start raising rock-bottom interest rates. In Capitol Hill...
  • ALEC fires back, but proves its 'pro-business' state index is bogus

    ALEC fires back, but proves its 'pro-business' state index is bogus
    Plainly stung by the chorus of ridicule that has greeted their latest attempt to paint anti-union policies and tax cuts for the rich as pathways to economic nirvana, the folks at the American Legislative Exchange Council have struck back with a...
  • Consumer confidence rebounds to near post-Great Recession high

    Consumer confidence rebounds to near post-Great Recession high
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence rebounded sharply this month to near a post-Great Recession high since 2007 as Americans were more positive about their financial situation and outlook for the economy, according to a leading private barometer released...
  • California Democrats seek to lower CEO pay with tax cudgel

    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. Some California lawmakers worry that California is losing too many businesses to other states. State Sens. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) and Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) evidently worry that we're not...
  • Investing: what's driving the boom in bonds

    The biggest surprise in financial markets this year is the strong performance of bonds. You may recall that bond prices fell (and yields rose) last year after the Federal Reserve began to reverse its easy-money policies. With yields still near...
  • Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center

    Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center
    There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
  • Daylight Saving Time Brings Driving Danger

     
    Daylight saving time, what is it really saving us? It costs us time and energy running around resetting all those clocks. It's been shown to reduce productivity in the workplace, not to mention increase our chances of being hurt on......
  • North American auto production will near 15-year high; jobs won't

    North American auto production growth tops other industries and, by 2015, will approach levels not seen since 2000, experts said. But manufacturing jobs, while continuing to recover, will fall short of pre-recession levels in the same time frame. The...
  • Auto sales could zoom past 16 million next year, best level since '06

    Auto sales could zoom past 16 million next year, best level since '06
    Slow job growth, partisan division in Washington – none of it seems to be slowing U.S. auto sales. Auto information company Edmunds.com is forecasting 2014 new car sales of 16.4 million, the highest level for the auto industry since 2006. “...