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  • Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs

    Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs
    Plunging gasoline costs led to the largest drop in consumer prices in six years last month and added another complication for Federal Reserve policymakers as they try to determine when to start raising interest rates. The Consumer Price Index declined...
  • White House task force takes aim at illegal seafood trade

    A White House task force on Tuesday issued proposals to tighten the grip on the illegal global seafood trade, which the group said causes billions of dollars in losses to the legal fishing industry annually. Under the plan, the United States would...
  • UK inflation falls sharply in November to 12-year low

    British inflation fell unexpectedly to its lowest level in more than 12 years in November, further easing a squeeze on consumers and leaving the Bank of England under no pressure to raise interest rates soon. Reflecting a slide in global oil prices...
  • Low-cost carmakers outperform fragile European recovery

    European car sales increased by just 1.2 percent last month, with budget brands led by Renault's Dacia faring better as nervous consumers shunned mid-range models in what remains a fragile recovery. Sales advanced to 989,457 cars in November, a...
  • Record number of Americans expected to travel for holidays

    Record number of Americans expected to travel for holidays
    A record number of Americans will celebrate the year-end holidays away from home this year, AAA Travel predicted Tuesday. This year 98.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home for the holiday period, the highest travel volume on record...
  • Nearly 100M Americans expected to travel for end-of-year holidays

    Nearly 100M Americans expected to travel for end-of-year holidays
    The upward trend in travel seen this year is expected to continue through the end-of-year holiday season, with nearly 100 million Americans expected to travel 50 miles or more between Dec. 23 and Jan. 4, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. "This year more...
  • IMF says Argentina meets targets for more accurate data

    Argentina has taken all the required steps so far to revamp its economic data but must still meet one more deadline as it seeks to bring the quality of its statistics in line with global standards, the International Monetary Fund's board said on Monday....
  • FAU boosts profile with business polls

    FAU boosts profile with business polls
    These days, Florida Atlantic University is posing questions — throughout the nation. The College of Business at Florida Atlantic University has started polling U.S. Hispanics monthly about the economy and their spending plans. By summer, the...
  • Cheap gas, crumbling infrastructure spark fuel-tax talk

    While consumers rejoice at lower gasoline prices, states with fuel taxes that increase or decrease with the wholesale price of gasoline or the inflation rate are struggling to deal with declining revenues. Even in states with a per-gallon tax, fuel-...
  • Hispanic consumer sentiment rises

    Hispanic consumer sentiment rises
    Consumer confidence among Hispanics rebounded in November, with those polled reporting improved personal finances, according to a Florida Atlantic University survey. The FAU consumer sentiment index rose to 81.3, up from October's 73.4 and the highest...
  • Dow plunges 312 points as oil price drop pummels energy stocks

    U.S. stocks sank, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capping its biggest weekly drop in two-and-a-half years, as oil continued to slide and Chinese industrial data raised concern over a global economic slowdown. The Dow Jones Industrial...