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  • US inflation slows, but petrol prices rise

    WASHINGTON Inflation in the United States increased by a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in June, slower than in May but marked by rising petrol prices, the government reported Tuesday. "In contrast to the broad-based increase last month, the June...
  • Job growth is robust in June; unemployment rate falls to 6.1%

    U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to a six-year low of 6.1%, the government reported Thursday. The net job growth in June exceeded analysts' expectations and signaled a strengthening labor market as the...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...
  • California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases

     California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases
    California's low-wage workers now have a little more money to pay their rent, see a doctor or hold an occasional backyard barbecue, now that the Fourth of July has come and gone. The state's minimum wage rose one dollar Tuesday to $9 an hour. The...
  • Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate

    Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate
    You just can't make everyone happy. Now that the jobs picture is starting to look more encouraging for households trying to make ends meet, you'd think analysts would be joyful about more people having more money in their pockets to spend. But that's...
  • Modest private sector growth, less uncertainty to help Hampton Roads economy this year

    Modest private sector growth, less uncertainty to help Hampton Roads economy this year
    When it comes to economic uncertainty, 2013 was the worst year for Hampton Roads, the director of Old Dominion University's economic forecasting team said after a Wednesday presentation in Newport News. This year should be better for both business and...
  • Drought likely to push up prices of lettuce, avocados, grapes and broccoli the most

    We can all expect to pay more for our food if the current drought in California continues. That’s been well reported. But a new study shows that some items will be more affected than others. If you like avocados, grapes, lettuce and tomatoes, the...
  • Talking taxes in Arundel [Editorial]

    Talking taxes in Arundel  [Editorial]
    Here's a riddle for you: When is a tax cut not a tax cut? Answer: When it happens during a contentious Republican primary race for Anne Arundel County executive. The current executive, Laura Neuman, proposed her budget for fiscal 2015 last week, and...
  • Downers Grove D58 approves raises for teachers, maintenance workers

    Downers Grove D58 approves raises for teachers, maintenance workers
    Downers Grove elementary school teachers and maintenance workers agreed to new employment contracts this week that will bump up salaries and increase some pensions over the next four years. The Grade School District 58 school board ratified the...
  • Chapman to present update on economic predictions

    The annual Chapman University Economic Forecast returns to Costa Mesa on June 19 for a midyear update on the predictions made last year. Following a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., the presentation begins at 8:30 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom...
  • Retail sales up slightly in May

    Retail sales in May fell short of estimates but still pointed to an economy making slow progress. Sales rose a modest 0.3% last month from April, according to the Commerce Department. That was only half of the 0.6% gain that economists projected....