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  • Consumer spending jumps in November as incomes rise

    Consumer spending jumps in November as incomes rise
    Consumer spending jumped last month as Americans' incomes continued to rise, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Personal consumption expenditures rose 0.6% in November, the biggest increase in three months. The figure, which was 0.1 percentage points...
  • U.S. growth is strongest in a decade

    The U.S. is rolling into the new year with impressive strength as plunging oil prices have ignited consumer spending and helped fuel the best stretch of growth in more than a decade — even as economies around the world are struggling. A...
  • Industrial production jumps in November as factories heat up

    Industrial production jumps in November as factories heat up
    Factories heated up last month, helping fuel the biggest jump in overall industrial production in two years, the Federal Reserve said Monday. Industrial production, which includes output from manufacturers, mines and utilities, increased 1.3% in...
  • A Merry Christmas economy

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama in Hawaii and Americans elsewhere found an unexpected present under their Christmas trees this week in a surprisingly growing economy, lifting some of the gloom otherwise hovering over the national outlook. The gross...
  • No bull: 2015 stock market expected to grow — just not as much

    The stock market is expected to continue to be kind to investors in the new year but with more humble gains than the last three years. Some analysts anticipate that by the end of 2015, the market will deliver only about 5 percent growth — far...
  • Dave Barry 2014 year in review

    It was a year of mysteries. To list some of the more baffling ones: A huge airliner simply vanished, and to this day nobody has any idea what happened to it, despite literally thousands of hours of intensive speculation on CNN. Millions of Americans...
  • Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs

    Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs
    Plunging gasoline costs led to the largest drop in consumer prices in six years last month and added another complication for Federal Reserve policymakers as they try to determine when to start raising interest rates. The Consumer Price Index declined...
  • Mysterious FX cycle may challenge yen bears in 2015

    Yen bears betting that the Japanese currency will keep declining for a few more years could be wrong-footed based on a mysterious 8-year pricing cycle that has proved accurate over the past four decades. That cycle calls for a long-term high in the...
  • A look at the economic shadows for 2015

    A look at the economic shadows for 2015
    Over the last couple of days, economists Justin Wolfers of the University of Michigan and Tyler Cowen of George Mason University engaged in a round of debate over the biggest unknowns facing the world economy in 2015. (H/T to Kevin Drum, who found the...
  • U.S. assets enter 2015 strong; volatility may ensue

    Strong growth, cheap energy and some forced generosity from the Federal Reserve due to falling inflation all imply a strong first half of 2015 for U.S. financial markets. That the rest of the world, China, Japan and Europe will all see weakness will only...
  • Investing in 2015

    Investing in 2015
    Stocks are still a good place to invest in the new year, and equities could easily jump another 25 percent before the bull market is done. The S&P 500, which accounts for about 80 percent of publicly traded companies in the United States, is trading...