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  • Stocks open lower ahead of Fed minutes; energy shares drop

    Stocks open lower ahead of Fed minutes; energy shares drop
    Stocks opened lower on Wednesday, pulling back from record levels. Declines were led by energy stocks, as the price of oil fell on speculation that a recent rally in the crude was excessive. Later, traders will also comb through the minutes of the...
  • Plunging energy prices cause biggest cost-of-living drop in six years

    Plunging energy prices cause biggest cost-of-living drop in six years
    Plunging energy prices last month led to the biggest decline in the cost of living in six years, keeping inflation well below the Federal Reserve's target and possibly complicating plans for the central bank to start raising interest rates. The Consumer...
  • IMF upgrades U.S. growth projections but downgrades global outlook

    IMF upgrades U.S. growth projections but downgrades global outlook
    The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday upgraded its economic growth forecast for the U.S. based on stronger demand fueled by lower oil prices, but the organization downgraded its global outlook because of continued fallout from the 2008 financial...
  • U.S.-Cuba Relations: a new beginning or much ado about nothing?

    U.S.-Cuba Relations: a new beginning or much ado about nothing?
    Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, in a 1996 televised speech, referred to the continued overvaluation of stocks as "irrational exuberance" — an apt expression today in the wake of President Barack Obama's Dec. 17th announcement of a...
  • South Florida economic recovery going strong, Fed says

    South Florida economic recovery going strong, Fed says
    David Altig, research director at the Atlanta Federal Reserve, said he was cautioned not to burst his audience's bubble Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. After a year of lower unemployment, rebounding...
  • Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now

    Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now
    For the fourth time in 12 years, the world is facing a deflation scare. And as with any good horror movie, no one is sure what lurks in the shadows. Since summer, slowing growth in China and severe weakness in Europe and Japan have deepened fears that...
  • How key investments could fare if deflation fears worsen

    How key investments could fare if deflation fears worsen
    If deflation takes hold, with a sustained decline in prices for goods and services, the rules of the investing game change. A slow-paced deflation similar to Japan's since the late 1990s might not trigger sudden market crashes, but could change the...
  • Wages lag as U.S. payrolls grow

    Wages lag as U.S. payrolls grow
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. finished its best year of job growth since 1999 with brisk hiring and a drop in unemployment last month, but there's little indication that workers will start seeing wages go up much any time soon. Employers, led by...
  • Economic crystal ball

    It may be futile to try to predict the future, but it is January, so here are some guesstimates for what might happen in 2015. Global Economy: After increasing at an estimated 2.4 percent rate in 2014, economists expect that U.S. GDP will pick up to 3...
  • Atlanta Fed executive to speak at Fort Lauderdale chamber

    Atlanta Fed executive to speak at Fort Lauderdale chamber
    David Altig, executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, is scheduled to speak about the economy Tuesday at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting, which is open to the public....
  • The value of a strong dollar

    The value of a strong dollar
    President Harry Truman was once heard expressing an odd wish to meet a one-armed economist. Why? Because he tired of economists who provided explanations that included the terms "on one hand" and "on the other hand." He wanted simple, unequivocal answers,...