| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:00 PM
At the annual Economic Summit and Outlook, hosted by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, in conjunction with the Metro Hartford Alliance, much of the outlook for 2015 was upbeat, with a fighting sort of spirit, and a focus on businesses...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:22 PM
Taking credit for a spate of good economic news and boasting of more to come, President Obama kicked off a three-state tour Wednesday hoping to prove that Republicans' rise to power in the Capitol this week will not push him to the sidelines.
| Jan 8, 2015
| 9:37 AM
Worries about economic troubles in Europe and Asia have sent mortgage rates plunging to a 20-month low, with Freddie Mac saying the average rate for a 30-year conventional loan fell to 3.73% early this week from 3.87% a week earlier.
The average rate...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:08 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Florida's top financial officer said Tuesday that creating and publicizing a “stress test” will help instill public confidence in the smaller insurers that have come to dominate Florida's property insurance...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:27 AM
A big jump in how much Americans pay at the gas pump pushed consumer prices up 0.3% in June, but the overall inflation trend remained steady, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
The rise in the Consumer Price Index was less than the seasonally adjusted...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Six members of the Los Angeles City Council launched an effort Tuesday to take the city's minimum wage to $15.25 by 2019, a move that would be more aggressive than the pay strategy backed by Mayor Eric Garcetti several weeks ago.
The proposal calls...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:59 AM
"You have to know how to wear a hat," Bernard Shannon said.
Shannon, owner of Bernard's Wear at 9017 S. Commercial Ave., was wearing a beige applejack cap angled over his left eyebrow. He moved past the racks of fedoras, bowlers and newsboy caps...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Pat and Arne Cook thought they'd made their last, best move when they retired to a golf community on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Ga., 17 years ago. The couple had lived for 25 years in Connecticut, where they raised their four children.
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:22 AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose slightly in early trading Wednesday, stabilizing after three days of losses on Wall Street. Investors continue to focus on Europe's economic malaise and tensions in the Middle East after the U.S. and Arab nations attacked...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:08 AM
Florida employers announced 915 job cuts in September, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said Thursday. So far this year, Florida has had 16,729 planned layoffs.
Job cuts were up slightly during the month compared to September 2013 when...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Northfield homeowners face a property tax hike of nearly 3 percent following a decision at a Monday meeting.
Back in October, the Northfield Village Board adopted a resolution estimating the 2014 tax levy at just over $3.9 million, which represents an...