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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stocks open higher amid report of hiring surge last month

    A strong report on job creation pushed stock indexes higher Friday, even though the figures may prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates sooner than anticipated. The dollar rose as traders anticipated more robust growth in the U.S. KEEPING...
  • Global stocks rise on strong U.S. jobs report

    Stock market indexes around the world rose decisively Friday on news of a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, as investors bet that the American recovery would help buoy flagging economies overseas. The blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 49....
  • Stocks rise after hiring surge but Dow misses 18,000

    A strong jobs report boosted U.S. and European stocks Friday, and leaving the Dow Jones industrial average just short of the 18,000 mark. The main focus in the markets was the monthly hiring numbers. The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 321,...
  • U.S. economy adds a robust 321,000 jobs in November

    Providing a surprising and much-needed bit of momentum to a shaky global economy, U.S. employers ramped up hiring last month and reported a significant rise in wages — welcome news for American workers feeling left behind by the nation's slow...
  • Family finances: good news for the U.S. economy in 2015

    Even as growth slows worldwide and Europe struggles to stay out of recession, the U.S. economy will gain momentum in 2015. Kiplinger expects the economy to grow 3 percent or better in 2015. That's the best annual growth rate since 2005. Cylinders are...
  • Dow plummets 268 points as oil price drop sinks energy stocks

    Oil resumed its slide on Wednesday and took the stock market down with it. The catalyst for the latest sell-off in oil was an OPEC report that projected demand for its crude would sink next year to levels not seen in more than a decade. Demand for the...