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  • Retail sales growth 'modest' in September but misses forecasts

    Retail sales during the prime back-to-school shopping month of September grew more than the prior month but were still muffled by heavy head winds. The gauge of same-store sales, which calculates sales at stores open for more than a year, rose “...
  • Consumer prices rise on gas costs; annual inflation rate remains low

    Consumer prices rise on gas costs; annual inflation rate remains low
    WASHINGTON -- Higher gas costs helped push consumer prices up in last month by the largest margin in six months, but the annual inflation rate remained low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in December,...
  • Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving

    Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving
    At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening. In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
  • 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...
  • Burger King launches low-fat French fries

    Burger King launches low-fat French fries
    Burger King has launched a low-fat, crinkle-cut French fry to appeal to health-conscious consumers, the second-largest burger chain announced Tuesday. Dubbed "Satisfries," the new fries are taking aim at the fried spuds from rival McDonald's. Burger...
  • Raising debt limit: Treasury's Lew warns Congress it's risky to delay

    Raising debt limit: Treasury's Lew warns Congress it's risky to delay
    WASHINGTON -- As the nation fast approaches its debt limit, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Tuesday issued his strongest warning yet to Congress about the economic consequences of waiting until just before the deadline to pass an increase. "Trying to...
  • 17% of workers expect to be laid off this year, Fed survey finds

    17% of workers expect to be laid off this year, Fed survey finds
    WASHINGTON -- About 17% of workers expect to be laid off in the coming year, according to results of a newly launched consumer survey from the Federal Reserve. The figure for December was down from about 18% the previous month but up from about 15% in...
  • Consumer confidence slips amid worries about economic outlook

    Consumer confidence slips amid worries about economic outlook
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence slipped this month from a post-Great Recession high as Americans expressed more concerns about the short-term outlook for jobs and wages, the Conference Board said Tuesday. The group's index dropped to 79.7 in...
  • Tom Shea, president, Right Management, Florida/Caribbean

    Tom Shea, president, Right Management, Florida/Caribbean
    Last week: Congrats to a 64-year-old dreamer. Many of us were here in 1978 when Diana Nyad made her first attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. That it took five tries makes her triumph even more inspirational.  As she said "you are never too old to chase...
  • Consumer confidence at lowest level since January after shutdown

    Consumer confidence at lowest level since January after shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence dropped this month to its lowest level since January after the partial federal government shutdown, though the decline wasn't as bad as some had forecast, according to new data released Friday. The preliminary October...
  • Low inflation means no hurry to taper stimulus, top Fed official says

    Low inflation means no hurry to taper stimulus, top Fed official says
    WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Monday that low inflation meant there was no hurry to reduce a key central bank stimulus program, which has made "substantial progress" in lowering unemployment. James Bullard, president of the...