| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Consumer confidence retreated in February as fewer Americans expressed optimism about near-term economic conditions, the Conference Board reported Tuesday.
The consumer confidence index fell to 78.1, down from 79.4 in January. The drop was primarily...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:22 AM
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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Consumer optimism about the economy increased in January for the second consecutive month as Americans shook off the effects of last fall's partial federal government shutdown, the Conference Board said Tuesday.
The organization's consumer confidence...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:09 AM
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%.
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- Higher gas costs helped push consumer prices up in last month by the largest margin in six months, but the annual inflation rate remained low, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in December,...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:52 AM
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Seeking to present a unified Democratic front in an election year, President Obama is backing away from a proposal to restrain spending on entitlement programs, focusing instead on economic priorities likely to please his party's base....
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:21 AM
Chalk it up to Republican obstinacy, Democratic opposition, or just plain common sense, the White House has dropped the noxious chained CPI from its Social Security proposals for the upcoming federal budget.
The chained consumer price index is a new way...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:42 AM
Physicists may be the only people who understand that the quest for exact measurement of the real world is a wild goose chase -- the Heisenberg uncertainty principle tells them that the more precisely they measure the momentum of a particle, the less they...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:36 PM
WASHINGTON — The recovery appeared to be reaching escape velocity at the end of December, but it turns out the economy wasn't expanding quite as fast as initially thought — and that doesn't bode well for hopes of a breakout this year.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:53 PM
In order for students to meet Common Core standards in math, a geometry class using high school curriculum will be taught at Arlington Heights School District 25 middle schools starting in the fall, officials said.
The curriculum used in Township High...