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  • Businesses near Burbank, Glendale express concerns over L.A. minimum wage hike idea

    Businesses near Burbank, Glendale express concerns over L.A. minimum wage hike idea
    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, the Los Angeles Times reported. Stuart...
  • Brazil enters recession in election blow to Rousseff

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil fell into a recession in the first half of the year as investment dropped sharply and the country's hosting of the World Cup suffocated economic activity, a major blow to President Dilma Rousseff's already fading hopes for re-...
  • Italy's Renzi tries new reform plan as economy sinks

    ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday presented a plan to quicken the pace of Italian justice and break down bureaucratic obstacles to investment as fresh data pointed to a further deterioration in Italy's recession bound economy. 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...
  • Australian business conditions best in four years: survey

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A measure of Australian business conditions hit the highest in four years in July as firms reported a sharp pick up in sales and profitability, though many remained reluctant to hire new workers. National Australia Bank's survey of...
  • Resale is hot for back to school

    Resale is hot for back to school
    Kate Smith was never one to rifle through the racks at thrift stores. But when she saw almost new high-end kids' clothes selling at steep discounts on online resale shop ThredUp, the mom of two felt she'd made a real back-to-school shopping find. "I get...
  • Factbox: Fed staff forecasts from FOMC minutes

    Aug 20 (Reuters) - - JULY 29-30 FOMC: Minutes released on Aug. 20: "The data received since the staff prepared its forecast for the June FOMC meeting suggested that real GDP growth was even weaker in the first half of the year than had been anticipated....
  • China economy fears deepen as August HSBC flash PMI at three-month low

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August as output and new orders moderated, a preliminary private survey showed on Thursday, heightening concerns about increasing softness in the economy. The...
  • Thai junta boosts spending on defense, education in draft budget

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, stressing that the military had a "limited time" in power before a return to civilian rule, submitted a draft fiscal 2015 budget on Monday, with defense and education receiving hefty...
  • Argentine inflation quickens for first time in six months in July

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine inflation quickened for the first time in six months in July, leaving consumer prices 16.7 percent higher than at the beginning of the year, official data showed on Friday. The Consumer Price Index in Latin America's...
  • Japan firms finally get pricing power just as economic growth sputters

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies, long bedevilled by deflation, are finally starting to pass on higher costs to their customers just as the economy stumbles, potentially complicating decisions for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the central bank. Early...