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Consumer Confidence

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  • 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...
  • Family Dollar to close 370 stores

    Family Dollar to close 370 stores
    Family Dollar Stores Inc., seeking to reverse declining sales and profit, said on Thursday it is slashing prices to win shoppers, cutting jobs and shutting hundreds of stores. The retailer has more than 50 stores in Hampton Roads, including one on...
  • 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...
  • Wall Street is struggling to end two-day slide

    Stocks were mixed Tuesday morning despite a better-than-expected consumer confidence report and some positive earnings news. At 9:35 a.m. PDT, the broad S&P 500 index was ahead 0.1%, the Dow was up 0.3% and the Nasdaq was down 0.2%. The early...
  • Drought in California may hinder job growth for years, economists say

    Drought in California may hinder job growth for years, economists say
    The ongoing drought in California could dampen employment growth in coming years and have a ripple effect on several industries in the state, according to a UCLA report released Wednesday. Economists said in the quarterly forecast that arid conditions...
  • Consumer confidence up again in Florida

    Consumer confidence up again in Florida
    Floridians are feeling as upbeat this month as they did before the Great Recession pummeled the state, according to a  University of Florida survey released Tuesday. Floridians' overall economic confidence rose in March to a level -- 81-- seen before...
  • Consumer confidence is highest in six years

    Consumers are more optimistic about the economy than they've been in years, and that could help heat up the recovery after a deep winter chill. A closely watched barometer of consumer confidence surged this month to its highest level in more than six...
  • How to prevent playground injuries

    How to prevent playground injuries
    Playground equipment is a magnet for children, and rightfully so. Kids love playing on swings, slides and climbing components of playsets on school properties and at area parks. While playgrounds are ideal settings for fun-filled days, they also carry a...
  • Commentary: How PEPRA has changed the rules for recent hires

    Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles that seek to...
  • GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls

    GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls
    Despite General Motors' recent recall of millions of its cars — and several investigations into the issue — buyers are still streaming into GM dealerships. The beleaguered automaker announced Tuesday that sales in March rose 4% compared with...