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Consumer Confidence

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  • Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: August 2013

     
    In a recurrent chorus, GM said it had its best month since September 2008. Chrysler said it had its best August since 2007 while Honda says it had its best August ever. Chrysler's gains were thanks to August records for......
  • The Top 10 Best-Selling Cars 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......
  • By request: Liberals may stumble but won't fall if Obamacare collapses

     
    Friday's print column From the request line: "A column on the collapse (or not) of the liberal/progressive narrative in light of the Obamacare debacle." Don't get me wrong, I'm not hard up for column ideas. But they're all my ideas,......
  • Top 10 vehicles that moved us in 2013

    Top 10 vehicles that moved us in 2013
    Consumer confidence, job growth and low interest rates are fueling the growing and profitable U.S. auto industry, the economic pundits say. We see another reason — great cars. So we've selected our 10 favorite vehicles of 2013. Our list might seem...
  • Food prices drop 2.1% in South Florida

    Food prices drop 2.1% in South Florida
    You may have noticed your dollar recently went further in the supermarket: Food prices fell 2.1 percent in November and December in South Florida, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. Thank falling citrus prices for helping lower...
  • 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....
  • Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction

    Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction
    First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
  • 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...
  • Holiday season sales rise but foot traffic slides

    Holiday season sales rise but foot traffic slides
    Santa slacked off during the holidays, delivering a solidly so-so season for retailers. Shoppers were less impressed and more careful during the season compared with the previous one, doing their research before picking through shelves of uninspiring...
  • Economic hit from impasse could endure

    WASHINGTON — In the grand scheme of the $16-trillion U.S. economy, the nearly three-week government shutdown and standoff over the debt ceiling may not look like much. Analysts estimate the loss at tens of billions of dollars, and reckon that much...