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  • European Union cuts economic growth forecast amid global tensions

    European Union cuts economic growth forecast amid global tensions
    The European Union on Tuesday cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, saying rising geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East and a broader global slowdown have eroded business and consumer confidence since the spring. The downgraded...
  • Mailbag: Bunnies, other art are what make us human

    I love the concrete bunnies. It's about time we who live in Newport Beach learn to laugh at ourselves. Too much noise about dock taxes, developers and fire rings. Not enough noise about the foibles that make us human. Let's leave the bunnies for the...
  • Tourism outlook sunny in 2015

    Tourism outlook sunny in 2015
    Get used to the tourists, because even more are expected in 2015. Hotels will be more crowded, and room rates will rise, tourism leaders say. The New Year also will bring several new hotels across the tri-county region, giving visitors more places...
  • Political standoffs in D.C. could impede economic growth in '15

    Political standoffs in D.C. could impede economic growth in '15
    The economy boomed through most of last year, a time when the nation's capital was devoid of major budget fights and threats of government shutdown. Economists worry, though, that the accelerating recovery could soon slow down with new standoffs in...
  • 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,"...
  • New Jersey raising its minimum wage by 13 cents

    TRENTON, N.J. — Workers in New Jersey earning the minimum wage will see their hourly income go up by 13 cents on Thursday to $8.38. That's a 1.59 percent increase over last year's rate, which increased to $8.25 from $7.25 after a 2013 voter...
  • Measure of consumer confidence rises as economy picks up

    Measure of consumer confidence rises as economy picks up
    Amid signs the economic recovery is finally kicking into high gear, consumers grew slightly more confident this month, according to one key measure. Fewer U.S. consumers saw business conditions as bad in December, while more reported that jobs were...
  • Florida's consumer confidence rises to new high

    Florida's consumer confidence rises to new high
    Floridians' confidence in the economy hit another post-recession high this month as gasoline prices and the state's unemployment rate continue to fall, according to a University of Florida consumer survey released Tuesday. The consumer sentiment index...
  • South Florida rated most cash-poor metro in nation

    South Florida rated most cash-poor metro in nation
    The high cost of living in South Florida leaves people more vulnerable to a financial crisis than anywhere in the country, a new study concludes. Of the nation's 35 largest metros, the tri-county area has the highest percentage of households that don'...
  • Nearly 100M Americans expected to travel for end-of-year holidays

    Nearly 100M Americans expected to travel for end-of-year holidays
    The upward trend in travel seen this year is expected to continue through the end-of-year holiday season, with nearly 100 million Americans expected to travel 50 miles or more between Dec. 23 and Jan. 4, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. "This year more...
  • As economy improves, caterers see a growing appetite for holiday parties

    As economy improves, caterers see a growing appetite for holiday parties
    Inside the kitchen of catering firm Heirloom L.A., chefs buzz with adrenaline. Cooks jump from one task to another, some peeling onions while others braise short ribs or tackle risotto. All hands — and spatulas — are on deck for the holiday...