| Dec 7, 2014
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 9:32 AM
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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 7:16 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida's lowest-paid workers will get a raise Jan. 1, but the much higher minimum wage sought by state and national Democrats doesn't appear to be on the state legislative horizon.
The automatic increase of 12 cents an hour,...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Home sales in Connecticut rose 7 percent in October, reaching the highest level for the month since 2007, but prices paid softened for the eighth consecutive month, a new report Tuesday showed.
Single-family house sales reached 2,379 in the state in...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:53 PM
The European Union cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, saying rising geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East and a broader global slowdown have eroded business and consumer confidence since the spring.
The downgraded outlook,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Gas prices are getting lower nearly every day, and especially in South Florida, that's cause for celebration just in time for the holidays.
Energy-producing areas of the U.S. and the world aren't so happy, because the declines mean possible loss of...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Midterm elections are today. If you are deciding not to vote or to vote against President Obama, here is what you are choosing to vote against:
1. Unemployment rate is under 6 percent for the first time since the Great Recession in 2008 (6 years)
| Nov 2, 2014
Watch out, millennials: There's a new generation in town, and the first wave is edging toward 20. The newly named Generation Edge (born beginning in 1995) is having an impact on fashion and beauty, with an emphasis on individual style and an embrace of...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Coral Springs residents voted down a proposal to increase commissioner salaries in last week's election, but voters in Parkland were in a much more generous mood, approving a massive salary hike for city officials.
While the proposed charter amendment...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Lost applications, frozen computer screens and hours spent waiting on hold for help — those consumer problems made up last year's narrative about Maryland's health insurance exchange, the online marketplace launched under the federal Affordable Care...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 1:21 PM
A new cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security may not be enough to help retirees in South Florida.
Inflation here is running 2.4 percent, more than the 1.7 percent increase that Social Security recipients will get in January 2015.