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  • Florida consumer confidence up from year ago

    Florida consumer confidence up from year ago
    Floridians kept their rising confidence in the economy with a University of Florida survey released Tuesday showing spirits were higher than a year ago. Consumer confidence throughout the state remained in December at 77, the same as the revised...
  • Household borrowing picks up as economy recovers

    American families boosted their debt late last year at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis, an indication of improving consumer confidence as the economy gains steam. Household debt rose by $241 billion in the fourth quarter, the...
  • Savers and a grim outlook

    Exactly two years ago, I wrote a column titled "Coping in a low interest world". At the time, short-term interest rates were essentially zero and the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield hovered at around 2.4 percent. Soon after, 10-year yields plunged to 40-...
  • 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...
  • Florida Panthers workshop: Live blogging, live-stream

    Below: A chronology of today's Florida Panthers / Broward County Commission meeting, with highlights of all that was said. Bottom line: A majority of commissioners support giving more hotel taxes to the team. The Broward County Commission is holding...
  • Coral Springs residents to vote on pay hike for city officials

    Coral Springs voters will decide on Nov. 4 if they want city officials to be given a pay increase. The current compensation for commissioners, after an annual adjustment based on the consumer price index (CPI), is $17,420 per year, while it is $21,776...
  • 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...
  • We're spending more on fun things

    With the Great Recession in the rearview mirror, we seem to feel more like treating ourselves. We've been eating out more, buying new clothes, spending more on personal care and taking in more entertainment. At the grocery story, we're spending less...
  • Floridians feeling more gloomy about their finances

    Floridians feeling more gloomy about their finances
    Floridians are feeling more pessimistic about their personal finances, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. Their view on whether their current finances are better than a year ago fell five points in February to 61, while...
  • Stocks open higher on good jobs, consumer confidence news

    Stocks opened higher on Wall Street as traders return from the Christmas holiday. Good news about the U.S. job market encouraged investors to bid up stock prices. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week by the most...
  • Top 10 vehicles that moved us in 2013

    Top 10 vehicles that moved us in 2013
    Consumer confidence, job growth and low interest rates are fueling the growing and profitable U.S. auto industry, the economic pundits say. We see another reason — great cars. So we've selected our 10 favorite vehicles of 2013. Our list might seem...