| May 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
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.
| 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%.
| May 19, 2014
| 10:38 AM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:24 PM
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...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:43 PM
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...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:43 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:44 AM
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,...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:32 PM
After a brutal winter for most of the country, motorists are planning to hit the road in droves this Memorial Day weekend. AAA is reporting that around 31.8 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more this weekend, up from......
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:08 AM
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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Consumer confidence surged this month to its highest level in more than six years as the economy showed signs of emerging from a deep winter chill.
The Conference Board's index, which is one of two key monthly measures of consumer attitudes, increased...