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  • Mailbag: Obama's economic policies are working

    How many times do economists have to say something before people believe it's true? Despite the GOP's relentless attacks, President Obama's economic policies are working. How else can you explain the pre-Christmas announcements that third-quarter...
  • Fuel prices reach lowest point since 2009, boost tourism

    Fuel prices reach lowest point since 2009, boost tourism
    Just in time for Christmas travel, gas prices are reaching lows not seen in a long time. Average fuel prices in Orlando clocked in around $2.40 a gallon Tuesday, while the national average was just two cents cheaper. "Gasoline prices are plunging with...
  • U.S. growth is strongest in a decade

    The U.S. is rolling into the new year with impressive strength as plunging oil prices have ignited consumer spending and helped fuel the best stretch of growth in more than a decade — even as economies around the world are struggling. A...
  • Wage stagnation puts the squeeze on ordinary workers

    Wage stagnation puts the squeeze on ordinary workers
    Laurie Chisum works as a manager for a small office-equipment company in Orange County. She puts in about 30 hours a week on the job and spends much of her time at home caring for her mother, who is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. She's not...
  • Hispanic consumer sentiment rises

    Hispanic consumer sentiment rises
    Consumer confidence among Hispanics rebounded in November, with those polled reporting improved personal finances, according to a Florida Atlantic University survey. The FAU consumer sentiment index rose to 81.3, up from October's 73.4 and the highest...
  • Dow plunges 312 points as oil price drop pummels energy stocks

    U.S. stocks sank, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capping its biggest weekly drop in two-and-a-half years, as oil continued to slide and Chinese industrial data raised concern over a global economic slowdown. The Dow Jones Industrial...
  • FAU boosts profile with business polls

    FAU boosts profile with business polls
    These days, Florida Atlantic University is posing questions — throughout the nation. The College of Business at Florida Atlantic University has started polling U.S. Hispanics monthly about the economy and their spending plans. By summer, the...
  • Record number of Americans expected to travel for holidays

    Record number of Americans expected to travel for holidays
    A record number of Americans will celebrate the year-end holidays away from home this year, AAA Travel predicted Tuesday. This year 98.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home for the holiday period, the highest travel volume on record...
  • Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs

    Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs
    Plunging gasoline costs led to the largest drop in consumer prices in six years last month and added another complication for Federal Reserve policymakers as they try to determine when to start raising interest rates. The Consumer Price Index declined...
  • Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer

    Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that its first interest rate hike in eight years is approaching as policymakers stopped indicating that short-term rates would remain near zero for “a considerable time.” Instead, the Fed said in a...
  • Marylanders expected to travel in record numbers for end-of-year holidays

    Marylanders expected to travel in record numbers for end-of-year holidays
    Thanks to cheap gas prices and a holiday calendar in which Christmas and New Year's Day both fall late in the work week, more Marylanders are expected to travel this holiday season than in any year on record, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. About 2.1...