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  • Orlando's 'living wage' policy unchanged for 11 years

    Orlando's 'living wage' policy unchanged for 11 years
    Orlando adopted an $8.50-an-hour "living-wage" policy in 2003 but hasn't changed it in the 11 years since. Orlando's "living-wage" policy for city workers and contractors, the only one in Central Florida, was hailed as a way to lift the working poor...
  • Franchise group optimistic about growth in 2015

    Franchise group optimistic about growth in 2015
    Franchise businesses are optimistic about growing in 2015, but are concerned that increased federal regulations and a higher minimum wage could pressure that growth. The International Franchise Association expects the franchise industry to add 247,000...
  • U.S. gains 257,000 job; unemployment rate ticks up

    U.S. gains 257,000 job; unemployment rate ticks up
    U.S. employers hired at a stellar pace last month, wages rose by the most in six years, and Americans responded by streaming into the job market to find work. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy gained a seasonally adjusted 257,000 jobs in...
  • US gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct.

    US gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct.
    WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a vigorous 257,000 jobs in January, and wages jumped by the most in six years — evidence that the job market is accelerating closer to full health. The surprisingly robust report the government issued Friday...
  • Best wage growth in six years boosts another strong jobs report

    Best wage growth in six years boosts another strong jobs report
    The economy had another robust month of job growth in January, adding 257,000 net new positions and producing the best wage gains in more than six years, the Labor Department reported Friday. The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.7%, but that was because...
  • Connecticut could learn economics from Lego, expert says

    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...
  • Consumers ready to shop in 2015

    Increasing consumer confidence, a recovering housing market and tourism growth are paving the way for a bright 2015 in retail, industry experts say. "As the economy becomes more stable, businesspeople will feel more confident starting new businesses,"...
  • Greater Hartford Home Sales Register Slight Gain In 2014

    Greater Hartford home sales in 2014 failed to match double-digit gains in the two previous years, barely eking out an increase, a new report Friday showed. Sales of single-family houses rose just 1 percent, to 9,815, in 2014 from 9,711 in 2013, according...
  • Rising food, housing costs eat up gasoline savings

    Rising food, housing costs eat up gasoline savings
    People in South Florida are paying more for food and housing than a year ago — so much that it more than ate up a 22.1 percent drop in gasoline prices, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Still, the plunging prices at the pump...
  • Wall Street's reaction to Anthem data breach: ho-hum

    Wall Street's reaction to Anthem data breach: ho-hum
    The parent of Anthem Blue Cross disclosed late Wednesday that hackers stole the personal information of as many as 80 million customers and employees in the worst security breach of a U.S. healthcare company. On Thursday, Anthem Inc. shares fell just 42...
  • Economist likes Connecticut's forecast, with caveats

    At the East of the River Chambers of Commerce Association's annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, Dr. Nicholas Perna –Economic Advisor to Webster Bank, former economics professor and frequent consultant for economic matters for local and national...