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  • 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...
  • Social Security raise won't go far for recipients

    PITTSBURGH While this year's 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients is one of the smallest in history, it still beats the 1.5 percent raise last year, and is a far cry better than 2010 and 2011 when there was no increase at...
  • 4 reasons why consistently strong hiring is failing to boost US inflation or wages

    This isn't explained in Econ 101. Month after month, U.S. hiring keeps rising, and unemployment keeps falling. Eventually, pay and inflation are supposed to start surging in response. They're not happening. Last month, employers added a healthy 252,000...
  • Report shows 2014 was best year for US hiring since 1999, raises confidence about new year

    U.S. employers are showing more confidence than they have since the Great Recession began and will probably propel the economy in 2015 to its fastest growth in a decade. December's job gains capped a stellar year for hiring that saw nearly 3 million jobs...
  • 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...
  • Stronger US economy, lower oil prices pushing Fed toward likely rate hike this year

    Federal Reserve policymakers who met in December expressed concern about weakness overseas but were upbeat enough about the U.S. economy and impact of lower oil prices to prepare for a likely interest rate hike sometime this year. Minutes of the Fed's...
  • Global inflation slows, OECD says

    The global inflation rate slowed to 1.5% in November from 1.7% a year earlier, propelled largely by the steep drop in energy prices, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said. The OECD data, released Thursday, added to concerns...
  • US consumer borrowing rises by $14.1 billion in November despite drop in credit card borrowing

    U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in November, as stronger demand for auto and student loans offset a drop in credit card debt. The Federal Reserve said Thursday that consumer borrowing rose by $14.1 billion following a $16 billion increase in...
  • U.S. adds 252,000 jobs in December; unemployment rate drops to 5.6%

    Ignoring the economic troubles in the rest of the world, the U.S. added another large batch of new jobs in December to conclude its best year of hiring since 1999. The Labor Department said Friday that employers took on 252,000 net new workers last...