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  • 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...
  • California adds 90,100 jobs in November

    California adds 90,100 jobs in November
    Capping off three years of strong job growth, California employers added another 90,100 positions in November — one of the largest monthly hiring spurts in two decades. The Golden State exited the Great Recession among the most wounded, as a...
  • Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%

    Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%
    Inflation remained in check last month with consumer prices edging up only slightly as low gasoline costs offset higher grocery store bills. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in September after dropping 0.2% the previous month, the Labor Department...
  • True love breathes easy: Cost of '12 Days of Christmas' rises little

    True love breathes easy: Cost of '12 Days of Christmas' rises little
    BOSTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. holiday season spins into high gear, shoppers with quirky shopping lists got a bit of good news on Monday: The cost of the gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" carol inched up 1.4 percent this year, a U.S. financial...
  • City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019

    City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019
    The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to boost Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, while efforts in Springfield to hike the state’s rate and apply some brakes to further city increases fizzled at...
  • OIA posts another record year for international travel

    OIA posts another record year for international travel
    Orlando International Airport has another record in the books. Fiscal year 2013 may have ended with a record high for international traffic, nearly 3.95 million travelers, but fiscal year 2014 has comfortably surpassed it. According to the Greater...
  • Royal Caribbean posts higher 3Q profit of $490M

    Royal Caribbean posts higher 3Q profit of $490M
    Ongoing cost-saving initiatives, increased passenger onboard spending and higher cruise prices helped boost third-quarter earnings for Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The world's second-largest cruise company on Thursday reported third-...
  • U.S. economy adds a robust 321,000 jobs in November

    U.S. economy adds a robust 321,000 jobs in November
    Providing a surprising and much-needed bit of momentum to a shaky global economy, U.S. employers ramped up hiring last month and reported a significant rise in wages — welcome news for American workers feeling left behind by the nation's slow...
  • Hampton Roads drivers see big savings on gas

    Hampton Roads drivers see big savings on gas
    As gas prices continue to descend to some of their lowest levels in more than five years, area consumers are beginning to loosen the strings on their purses, according to a recent federal report. Strong to moderate job and wage growth in October and...
  • Colleges need to start practicing cost containment

    Colleges need to start practicing cost containment
    Almost all colleges, private or public, have levied a price tag that has grown on average twice as fast as the Consumer Price Index for the last 40 years. This is a larger increase over a longer period than any business or enterprise in the country. At...