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  • Consumer spending slips in December as auto sales weaken

    Consumer spending slips in December as auto sales weaken
    U.S. consumer spending slipped in December, as the pace of motor vehicle sales slowed and more Americans saved their money. The Commerce Department said Monday that consumer spending fell 0.3% in December, compared with a 0.5% increase in November....
  • Weak earnings by multinational U.S. companies pummel stock market

    Weak earnings by multinational U.S. companies pummel stock market
    There's been a slugfest in the stock market since the beginning of the year. On one side are the optimists — investors emboldened by the conviction that cheap oil would put spending money in consumers' pockets and the recent strength of the U.S....
  • Numbers Are In: High Hopes For 2014 Connecticut Home Sales Went Unfulfilled

    Numbers Are In: High Hopes For 2014 Connecticut Home Sales Went Unfulfilled
    When the clocks went forward last March, Connecticut's spring home buying season was off to a start with longer days — and visions of more showings and sales. Two years of climbing sales and stabilizing prices seemed cause for optimism. "In 37...
  • Highlights from home-building trade show in Las Vegas

    Highlights from home-building trade show in Las Vegas
    At the annual mob scene here that's known as Design Construction Week, one couldn't turn around without bumping into a forecast of one kind or another. The event that's become the Super Bowl of home building — the simultaneous presentations of the...
  • District 303 might ask taxpayers for more money for 2015-16 year

    The St. Charles District 303 Board of Education faces a difficult choice of whether to stick to its agreed tax abatement for the 2015-16 year, or to ask homeowners for an additional half percent tax increase. The funds would thwart up to $3 million in...
  • GDP growth cools to 2.6% annual rate in fourth quarter

    GDP growth cools to 2.6% annual rate in fourth quarter
    Economic growth unexpectedly slowed sharply in the fourth quarter of last year to a modest 2.6% annual rate after a strong six-month stretch raised hopes the U.S. recovery finally was accelerating toward normal. The data released Friday by the...
  • Plunging energy prices cause biggest cost-of-living drop in six years

    Plunging energy prices cause biggest cost-of-living drop in six years
    Plunging energy prices last month led to the biggest decline in the cost of living in six years, keeping inflation well below the Federal Reserve's target and possibly complicating plans for the central bank to start raising interest rates. The Consumer...
  • 2015 autos outlook: Crossovers, pickups expected to fuel another big year

    2015 autos outlook: Crossovers, pickups expected to fuel another big year
    The recovery has been slow but steady — and isn't over. In 2014 the industry sold 16.5 million vehicles, up from 15.6 million in 2013. The forecast for 2015 is even better, with sales expected to rise again to 16.9 million, though General Motors...
  • Consumers feeling best about economy since recession

    Consumers feeling best about economy since recession
    Consumer sentiment among Floridians climbed to a post-recession high in January as gas prices fell further, the University of Florida reported Friday. UF's monthly consumer confidence survey shot up almost six points from December's reading to 93.3, the...
  • 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...
  • Winnetka District 36 lowers tax levy

    Winnetka District 36 lowers tax levy
    After a two-year analysis of its finances, Winnetka District 36 decided it was taking in more taxes than necessary, leading to a recent decision to reduce the 2014 tax levy by about 8 percent over the previous year. The board in December approved a levy...