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  • Costs rising faster than Social Security payments

    Costs rising faster than Social Security payments
    A new cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security may not be enough to help retirees in South Florida. Inflation here is running 2.4 percent, more than the 1.7 percent increase that Social Security recipients will get in January 2015. The increase,...
  • Retail sales rebound ahead of the holidays

    Consumers went shopping in October and gave a much-needed boost to retailers, adding some crucial momentum to the holiday shopping season. U.S. retail sales increased 0.3% last month, after dropping 0.3% in September, the Commerce Department said...
  • Warner tells Williamsburg Kiwanis he is 'relentlessly bipartisan'

     Warner tells Williamsburg Kiwanis he is 'relentlessly bipartisan'
    WILLIAMSBURG – U.S. Sen. Mark Warner made a nuanced, detailed and lengthy pitch to local Kiwanis members Wednesday, hitting his bipartisan bona fides hard as he asked voters to re-elect him. Warner, a Democrat, described himself as "relentlessly...
  • Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%

    Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%
    Inflation remained in check last month with consumer prices edging up only slightly as low gasoline costs offset higher grocery store bills. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in September after dropping 0.2% the previous month, the Labor Department...
  • City to crack down on Chicago motorists who don't buy city vehicle stickers

    City to crack down on Chicago motorists who don't buy city vehicle stickers
    Chicago motorists who fail to buy city vehicle stickers beware: Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza wants to crack down on scofflaws. The City Clerk's office plans to use the Secretary of State vehicle registration data to go after the estimated 100,000...
  • South Florida incomes keep declining as recovery grinds on, new data show

    South Florida incomes keep declining as recovery grinds on, new data show
    Did you get a raise last year? No? How about the year before that? Or the year before that? Didn't think so. Don't feel lonely. Few of us are seeing our incomes increase, even after five years of recovery from the Great Recession, according to...
  • Delray Beach officials set preliminary property tax rate

    Delray Beach officials set preliminary property tax rate
    Delray Beach residents have a sneak peek of how much they may be paying the city in taxes this year. On Thursday, commissioners set the preliminary tax rate residents will be charged — $7.46 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The final rate...
  • U.S. stocks slammed by global fears

    First it was fresh concerns about the fragile Eurozone recovery. Then there was the sudden steep fall in oil prices. Now investors are worrying whether the American economy can pull up a slumping global economy. And overlaying all these — fears...
  • Ebola prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts

    Ebola prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts
    — The first known case of Ebola contracted in the United States is giving urgency to moves by lawmakers to boost funding for a response after years of cuts to federal prevention and research budgets. With health officials raising the prospect of...
  • Continuing care communities pair amenities with health benefits

    Pat and Arne Cook thought they'd made their last, best move when they retired to a golf community on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Ga., 17 years ago. The couple had lived for 25 years in Connecticut, where they raised their four children. Avid golfers,...
  • Stocks edge higher after three days of declines

    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose slightly in early trading Wednesday, stabilizing after three days of losses on Wall Street. Investors continue to focus on Europe's economic malaise and tensions in the Middle East after the U.S. and Arab nations attacked...