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  • This could be the right time for 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets. But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave. This...
  • Obama drops proposal for entitlement trims from budget plan

    Obama drops proposal for entitlement trims from budget plan
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama has dropped a proposal included in previous budget offers that would have changed the way entitlement benefit increases are calculated, an acknowledgment that the era of “grand bargain” fiscal talks with...
  • Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority

    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....
  • Florida consumer confidence up from year ago

    Florida consumer confidence up from year ago
    Floridians kept their rising confidence in the economy with a University of Florida survey released Tuesday showing spirits were higher than a year ago. Consumer confidence throughout the state remained in December at 77, the same as the revised...
  • Consumer confidence index slips amid worries about economy's momentum

    Consumer confidence index slips amid worries about economy's momentum
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence slipped this month amid concerns about whether the recent upturn in momentum can be sustained, according to data released Friday. The consumer sentiment index from the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters...
  • UPS to hire 55,000 seasonal workers for holidays

    UPS to hire 55,000 seasonal workers for holidays
    UPS expects to move more than 34 million shipments on its peak shipping day this year -- up about 21% from the same period last year. To handle the increased workload, United Parcel Service announced it will hire 55,000 seasonal workers this holiday...
  • Netherlands' credit rating downgraded to AA+ by Standard & Poor's

    Standard & Poor's downgraded the Netherlands' credit rating on Friday, slicing the list of Eurozone countries holding the top AAA rating to just three. The Netherlands' ratings downgrade -- to AA+ from AAA -- can be blamed in large part on a...
  • Declining affordability, government shutdown are slowing home sales

    Declining affordability, government shutdown are slowing home sales
    Sales of previously owned homes fell in September, as declining affordability hampered demand, a trade group said. Existing sales of single-family houses, town homes, condominiums and co-ops dropped 1.9% from August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate...
  • Port truck driver strike kicks off week of planned labor action

    Port truck driver strike kicks off week of planned labor action
    At least 15 port truck drivers seeking to unionize at a Carson-based firm went on strike Monday night, kicking off a week's worth of planned labor actions. Labor groups organizing strikes and rallies are aiming to draw attention to low-wage workers in...
  • Jobs report could be delayed by federal government shutdown

    Jobs report could be delayed by federal government shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- The latest report on job creation and the unemployment rate, set to be released Friday, could be delayed if the federal government shuts down this week, the Labor Department said. "All survey and other program operations will cease and the...
  • FDA proposes first rules regulating safety of pet food, animal feed

    The Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules to regulate the safety of pet food and animal feed for the first time. The regulations call for production guidelines that would minimize risks and prevent outbreaks of food-borne illness. The...