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  • South Florida home prices rise 8.3 percent in January

    South Florida home prices rise 8.3 percent in January
    Most of the country continues to chase South Florida when it comes home price increases. Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties saw prices increase 8.3 percent in January from a year ago, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index. Only...
  • Floridians spending more as gas prices stay low

    Floridians spending more as gas prices stay low
    With gasoline prices sharply lower, consumers have more money to spend — and indeed they are spending locally and throughout Florida, state sales tax receipts show. In Palm Beach County, sales tax revenues increased 10.3 percent in January...
  • Initial results show business up at 2015 Palm Beach boat show

    Initial results show business up at 2015 Palm Beach boat show
    Initial results from the 2015 Palm Beach International Boat Show point to stronger sales than last year, buoyed by a recovering U.S. economy and improved consumer confidence, exhibitors said Monday. The annual event is one of the five largest boat shows...
  • Low gas prices help push consumer optimism to decade high, survey finds

    Low gas prices help push consumer optimism to decade high, survey finds
    Americans haven’t been this optimistic in a decade. Consumer sentiment in the first quarter reached its highest level since the third quarter of 2004, in large part because of low gas prices, according to the University of Michigan's consumer...
  • Floridians' confidence about finances at 10-year high

    Floridians' confidence about finances at 10-year high
    Floridians haven't been this optimistic about their personal finances for more than 10 years, according to a University of Florida survey released Friday. Their belief that their financial situation will improve in a year rose 2.4 points to 103.6, the...
  • Americans traveled by air in record numbers in 2014

    Airlines flew a record number of passengers in the U.S. last year, and Los Angeles International Airport again was the second-busiest airport in the nation. The number of passengers in the U.S. soared 2.5% to a record high of 848.1 million in 2014,...
  • Economist: More Lehigh Valley jobs are becoming full-time

    Economist: More Lehigh Valley jobs are becoming full-time
    A banker suggested to local economist Kamran Afshar that more part-time jobs have been created since the end of the Great Recession than full-time jobs. Is it true? In researching the data, Afshar discovered that — contrary to what many...
  • Rising gas prices push up inflation for first time in four months

    Rising gas prices push up inflation for first time in four months
    Consumer prices rose in February for the first time in four months as gasoline prices rebounded from a steep fall that had helped to drive down inflation since the middle of last year. The consumer price index increased 0.2% after a 0.7% drop in January...
  • Rising food, clothing costs offset lower gas prices

    Rising food, clothing costs offset lower gas prices
    You're paying a lot less for gasoline, but the costs of everything else are rising, according to data released Tuesday. South Floridians paid more for food, housing, clothes and medical care than they did a year ago — more than offsetting a 32.7...
  • Deflation fears rise as prices fall

    Deflation fears rise as prices fall
    One of the spooky words kicked around by stock market watchers during the last few months has been deflation. It conjures up the idea of people standing in bread lines during the Great Depression, or people in rags warming themselves around rusted...
  • Pending home sales rise to 18-month high, signals housing rebound

    Pending home sales rise to 18-month high, signals housing rebound
    The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that its seasonally adjusted...