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  • FCC says cable rates continue to rise

    Cable bills are continuing to rise, according to a report from the Federal Communications Commission. The average monthly price for expanded basic service was $64.41 in 2012, a 5.1% increase over 2011, the regulatory agency said. The Consumer Price...
  • Where's That Wine From?

    Where's That Wine From?
    Each summer, thousands of visitors flock to the Connecticut Wine Trail, spending their afternoons tasting samples from the state's sprawling vineyards. But in many cases the wine they sip was produced from grapes grown far from the nearby vines. State...
  • Texas arrest not linked to Target data breach probe: official

    Texas arrest not linked to Target data breach probe: official
    A man arrested by Texas police over his alleged involvement in the devastating data breach at  retail chain Target Corp last year was in fact picked up in a "street-level arrest" unrelated to a broader federal investigation into the matter, a law...
  • Explore your options to cover long-term care costs

    Baby boomers face a dilemma: At a time when long-term-care insurers are shrinking coverage, more boomers than ever are recognizing the need to protect their retirement savings from potentially devastating costs. Big players have withdrawn from the market,...
  • Despite big jump in food prices, inflation remained tame last month

    Despite big jump in food prices, inflation remained tame last month
    WASHINGTON -- Despite a sharp jump in food costs, consumer prices increased just 0.1% last month in an indication inflation remains in check, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Over the previous year, the consumer price index has risen 1.1%. The...
  • 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,...
  • Food, housing costs rise sharply in March; overall inflation low

    Food, housing costs rise sharply in March; overall inflation low
    Food and housing costs rose sharply in March, but overall inflation remained low, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. The federal government's consumer price index rose 0.2% in March, a measurement that shows average price changes in...
  • Retail sales in Chicago climb above pre-recession levels in 2013

    Retail sales in Chicago climb above pre-recession levels in 2013
    Retail sales in the Chicago area rose 4.8 percent in 2013 to $110.8 billion, topping pre-recession totals, according to a report released this week by Melaniphy & Associates Inc., a Chicago-based retail and real estate consultancy. Not since 2007, when...
  • Consumer confidence rebounds to near post-Great Recession high

    Consumer confidence rebounds to near post-Great Recession high
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence rebounded sharply this month to near a post-Great Recession high since 2007 as Americans were more positive about their financial situation and outlook for the economy, according to a leading private barometer released...
  • Does Romney's support of minimum wage indicate shift in GOP?

    Does Romney's support of minimum wage indicate shift in GOP?
    Democrats have repeatedly said that they hope the minimum wage will be a big issue this election season. Six months from the midterm elections, their wishes are coming true.  House Republicans voted in March to block a bill that would have hiked the...
  • Floridians feeling more gloomy about their finances

    Floridians feeling more gloomy about their finances
    Floridians are feeling more pessimistic about their personal finances, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. Their view on whether their current finances are better than a year ago fell five points in February to 61, while...