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  • Consumer prices rise on gas costs; annual inflation rate remains low

    Consumer prices rise on gas costs; annual inflation rate remains low
    WASHINGTON -- Higher gas costs helped push consumer prices up in last month by the largest margin in six months, but the annual inflation rate remained low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in December,...
  • Local banks jockey for new customers

    Local banks jockey for new customers
    Central Florida's financial institutions are jockeying for position in what could be the banking industry's most competitive year yet since the end of the Great Recession. With many businesses investing in expansion, consumer confidence strengthening...
  • Consumer confidence rebounds strongly in December

    Consumer confidence rebounds strongly in December
    WASHINGTON -- Americans ended the year much more optimistic about the economy, with consumer confidence rebounding strongly in December after tumbling the previous two months because of the partial government shutdown, the Conference Board said Tuesday....
  • Dow finishes year up 26.5% in record year for stocks

    NEW YORK -- Stocks closed at all-time highs, finishing this year's epic rally with yet another record. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 72.37 points, or 0.4%, to 16,576.66 on the last trading day of 2013. For the year, the index of blue-chip stocks...
  • Consumer confidence rebounds in December

    Consumer confidence rebounds in December
    Consumer confidence is on the rebound. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased to 78.1 in December from 72.0 in November, the Conference Board said. The monthly consumer confidence survey looks at what consumers buy and watch....
  • Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.53% from 4.48%

    Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.53% from 4.48%
    The economy is brightening as 2014 arrives — but that could signal higher borrowing costs for homebuyers as the Federal Reserve scales back its efforts to lower interest rates and the chance of higher inflation increases. Lenders were offering 30-...
  • The year of the bull [Editorial]

    The year of the bull  [Editorial]
    By most statistical measures, 2013 will be remembered as a respectable but not great year for the U.S. economic recovery. The gross domestic product grew by about 2.5 percent, which was slightly better than the nation has seen since the end of the Great...
  • Cherokee is making a name for itself in more nations

    Cherokee is making a name for itself in more nations
    In its bleakest days in the mid-1990s, Cherokee Inc. realized it had overlooked a key asset — its name. The Cherokee brand, which began as a shoe line in 1973, evolved into a Van Nuys clothing manufacturing company focused on women and juniors...
  • Best-selling vehicles of 2013

    Best-selling vehicles of 2013
    Even as 2013 cars sales stalled a bit in December, new-car sales overall still landed around 15.6 million units for the year. That's up 8 percent over 2012, and it marks the best sales since 2007. If 2014 sees similar gains, the experts are right: Happy...
  • Sonic plans to make its drive-ins a common sight in Southland

    Sonic plans to make its drive-ins a common sight in Southland
    The slushies and skating carhops at Sonic Corp.'s drive-ins are a relative rarity in Los Angeles County, where 12 scattered units are overwhelmed by hundreds of McDonald's and dozens of Burger Kings. But Sonic, based in Oklahoma City, hopes to become...
  • Americans' confidence in economy has jumped since government shutdown

    WASHINGTON — Americans' confidence in the economy has jumped since the end of the partial federal government shutdown in October, another positive sign for the recovery as the new year begins, according to data released Tuesday by Gallup.  The...