| Dec 24, 2013
| 8:48 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:18 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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-...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:37 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:17 PM
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...
| May 6, 2014
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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:55 AM
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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 11:52 AM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:22 AM
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...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:43 AM
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...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...