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  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti expected to announce plan for $13.25 minimum wage

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti expected to announce plan for $13.25 minimum wage
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is circulating a plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour over three years, followed by annual boosts keyed to inflation, according to business representatives and City Hall officials. The action is...
  • Valley business group delays vote on potential L.A. minimum wage hike

    Valley business group delays vote on potential L.A. minimum wage hike
    Following extended debate, a San Fernando Valley-based business group delayed voting Thursday on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's soon-to-be-unveiled plan to hike the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017. Stuart Waldman, executive director...
  • Batavia to honor distinguished school alumni

    Batavia to honor distinguished school alumni
    Distinguished Batavia school alumni will have the opportunity to take their place in a "hall of honor" under a new initiative announced this week by the Batavia Foundation. Nan Phillips, a retired teacher and a member of the Batavia Foundation, told the...
  • Credit-card debt jumps in Orlando as economy improves

    Credit-card debt jumps in Orlando as economy improves
    Fueled by a stronger economy, credit-card debt is accelerating for the first time in years in Metro Orlando — one of the country's fastest-growing markets for paying with plastic, a new study has found. Consumer credit-card debt in the metro...
  • Do Public Hearings Influence What Health Insurance Costs?

    A Fairfield County couple traveled to Hartford in June to urge regulators not to let Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield raise rates on close to 66,200 health insurance policies, including their son's. It was the first public hearing in nearly four years...
  • Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: August 2014

     
    The Honda Accord topped the Toyota Camry to become the nation's best-selling car in August. The Accord's sales surged 32.5 percent and signaled a return by shoppers to the tried-and-true family schleppers ??? midsize sedans ??? as kids headed back......
  • Fed nears end of stimulus but stays vague on interest rate hike timing

    Federal Reserve policymakers took the next-to-last step in ending their controversial bond-buying stimulus program as the economy continues to heal. But they offered no new hints on how soon the Fed would once again hike interest rates — after...
  • Chicago harbors 75 percent full, lowest occupancy in 15 years: data

    Chicago harbors 75 percent full, lowest occupancy in 15 years: data
    This summer, Matt O’Donnell cruised the open waters aboard his newly-purchased 35-foot-long boat with the backdrop of the Chicago skyline and listened to the Dave Matthews Band jamming at Northerly Island, watched the Air and Water Show where the...
  • Consumer prices fall for first time in 16 months on lower gas costs

     Consumer prices fall for first time in 16 months on lower gas costs
    Consumer prices fell in August for the first time in 16 months as lower gasoline costs helped keep inflation tame, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The report should ease pressure on Federal Reserve policymakers, meeting this week, to start...
  • Fed cuts stimulus another $10 billion, holds steady on interest rates

    Fed cuts stimulus another $10 billion, holds steady on interest rates
    Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday cut their monthly bond-buying stimulus program by another $10 billion and held interest rates steady at near zero, offering no suggestions that they will raise them any time soon as the economic recovery improves....
  • U.S. retail sales increase broadly in August

    U.S. retail sales increase broadly in August
    U.S. retail sales rose broadly in August, which should ease some concerns about consumer spending and support expectations for sturdy growth in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said on Friday retail sales increased 0.6 percent last month as...