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Consumer Confidence

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  • 5 Savage truths about inflation

    5 Savage truths about inflation
    No one seems worried about inflation today. The symptom of inflation is rising prices, which doesn't seem to be happening -- except perhaps for medical services and college expenses. But inflation is specifically a money issue: more money pushing prices...
  • Investors rage as interest rates rise

    As we close out the first quarter of the year, it appears that some have entered the third stage of the psychological condition known as "investor angst" (IA). This malady's primary symptom causes overarching worry about how every holding in an investment...
  • AP Newsbreak: AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

    Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set. The average salary when opening-day rosters are finalized Sunday will break the $4 million benchmark for the first time, according to a study of all...
  • 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...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely...
  • Giant Factories recalls water heaters over fire risk

    Giant Factories of Canada is recalling water heaters that were sold in 2014 because they could catch fire or explode. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the flame arrestor on the heaters can fail. That could cause a fire or explosion if...
  • US consumer confidence rises in March

    An improving job market drove U.S. consumer confidence higher this month after a dip in February, a promising sign for the economy as it heads into spring. The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose to 101.3 in March from revised 98.8...
  • 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...
  • Business forecasters boost 2-year outlook for US economy

    A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth. The March report from the National Association for Business Economics forecasts more hiring, a lower unemployment rate, a...
  • Proposal unveiled for eight-story hotel at Dr. Phillips Center

    Proposal unveiled for eight-story hotel at Dr. Phillips Center
    A team of developers has submitted a plan for an eight-story boutique hotel, possibly a Hilton Curio, in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The city had envisioned a hotel on the site during planning, and only one team submitted a...