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Consumer Confidence

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  • As economy improves, caterers see a growing appetite for holiday parties

    As economy improves, caterers see a growing appetite for holiday parties
    Inside the kitchen of catering firm Heirloom L.A., chefs buzz with adrenaline. Cooks jump from one task to another, some peeling onions while others braise short ribs or tackle risotto. All hands — and spatulas — are on deck for the holiday...
  • Niles Park Ridge school district approves tax hike

    Niles Park Ridge school district approves tax hike
    A total tax levy hike of 4.6 percent over 2013 was overwhelmingly approved by the Niles Park Ridge District 64 Board of Education at a recent meeting, despite comments from two residents urging the board to vote no. State law limits the amount of...
  • Euro zone consumer confidence rises in December

    Euro zone consumer confidence edged 0.6 points higher in December, a flash estimate from the European Commission showed on Monday. The Commission said that consumer confidence in the 18 countries using the euro rose to minus 10.9 from a revised minus 11....
  • Economic issues whip up Israelis in chocolate pudding election

    Israel's high cost of living is set to dominate a March 17 election that could shake up Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, with voter anger symbolized by an overpriced dessert. In a country where the influence of small parties makes elections...
  • 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...
  • South Florida rated most cash-poor metro in nation

    South Florida rated most cash-poor metro in nation
    The high cost of living in South Florida leaves people more vulnerable to a financial crisis than anywhere in the country, a new study concludes. Of the nation's 35 largest metros, the tri-county area has the highest percentage of households that don'...
  • California adds 90,100 jobs in November

    California adds 90,100 jobs in November
    Capping off three years of strong job growth, California employers added another 90,100 positions in November — one of the largest monthly hiring spurts in two decades. The Golden State exited the Great Recession among the most wounded, as a...
  • UK public finances improve in November, helped by forex fines

    Britain's public finances improved in November helped by fines paid by banks for a foreign exchange scandal, giving some respite to finance minister George Osborne as he tries to show voters he can keep on bringing down the deficit. Separately, retailers...
  • Marylanders expected to travel in record numbers for end-of-year holidays

    Marylanders expected to travel in record numbers for end-of-year holidays
    Thanks to cheap gas prices and a holiday calendar in which Christmas and New Year's Day both fall late in the work week, more Marylanders are expected to travel this holiday season than in any year on record, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. About 2.1...
  • Louisville lawmakers approve minimum wage hike

    Louisville, Kentucky officials on Thursday approved an increase to the city's minimum wage, boosting it from the federal rate of $7.25 to $9 an hour by 2017, becoming the 12th city to approve a hike this year. The increase, which came after a series of...
  • Japan government raises view on capex, output; economy in recovery albeit weakness

    Japan's government raised its view of business investment and factory output, but stuck to its overall economic assessment of moderate recovery despite some weakness as the economy struggles to recover from recession. The government's monthly economic...