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  • Fourth-quarter economic growth revised up to still-tepid 2.6%

    Fourth-quarter economic growth revised up to still-tepid 2.6%
    WASHINGTON — The economy expanded at a slightly faster pace at the end of last year than previously estimated, but the rate remained tepid, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The nation's total economic output, or gross domestic product,...
  • Wall Street is struggling to end two-day slide

    Stocks were mixed Tuesday morning despite a better-than-expected consumer confidence report and some positive earnings news. At 9:35 a.m. PDT, the broad S&P 500 index was ahead 0.1%, the Dow was up 0.3% and the Nasdaq was down 0.2%. The early...
  • Connecticut's Economic Stall Calls For Real Sacrifice

    In January, Connecticut lost 9,700 private sector jobs, according to the state Department of Labor. Just another statistic in the numbingly long list that has earned the state the nation's worst job creation record. A serious economic problem —...
  • We're spending more on fun things

    With the Great Recession in the rearview mirror, we seem to feel more like treating ourselves. We've been eating out more, buying new clothes, spending more on personal care and taking in more entertainment. At the grocery story, we're spending less...
  • Consumer confidence up again in Florida

    Consumer confidence up again in Florida
    Floridians are feeling as upbeat this month as they did before the Great Recession pummeled the state, according to a  University of Florida survey released Tuesday. Floridians' overall economic confidence rose in March to a level -- 81-- seen before...
  • Consumer confidence is highest in six years

    Consumers are more optimistic about the economy than they've been in years, and that could help heat up the recovery after a deep winter chill. A closely watched barometer of consumer confidence surged this month to its highest level in more than six...
  • How to prevent playground injuries

    How to prevent playground injuries
    Playground equipment is a magnet for children, and rightfully so. Kids love playing on swings, slides and climbing components of playsets on school properties and at area parks. While playgrounds are ideal settings for fun-filled days, they also carry a...
  • GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls

    GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls
    Despite General Motors' recent recall of millions of its cars — and several investigations into the issue — buyers are still streaming into GM dealerships. The beleaguered automaker announced Tuesday that sales in March rose 4% compared with...
  • 17% of workers expect to be laid off this year, Fed survey finds

    17% of workers expect to be laid off this year, Fed survey finds
    WASHINGTON -- About 17% of workers expect to be laid off in the coming year, according to results of a newly launched consumer survey from the Federal Reserve. The figure for December was down from about 18% the previous month but up from about 15% in...
  • Despite deaths, push continues to open roads to ATVs

    Despite deaths, push continues to open roads to ATVs
    LOS ANGELES Last Mother's Day, Jaret Graham, 14, climbed on the back of an all-terrain vehicle driven by his 12-year-old cousin. As they sped down a paved stretch of country road in west Texas, the 12-year-old lost control, the vehicle went into a ditch...
  • Maryland lawmakers cautious about new health exchange

    Maryland lawmakers cautious about new health exchange
    As Maryland prepares for a major overhaul of its troubled health exchange — switching out its buggy software for Connecticut's proven technology — lawmakers and information technology experts are raising new concerns about whether there is...