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  • Economist: More Lehigh Valley jobs are becoming full-time

    Economist: More Lehigh Valley jobs are becoming full-time
    A banker suggested to local economist Kamran Afshar that more part-time jobs have been created since the end of the Great Recession than full-time jobs. Is it true? In researching the data, Afshar discovered that — contrary to what many...
  • Feds investigate safety of Lumber Liquidators flooring

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday it is investigating Lumber Liquidators Chinese-made laminate flooring following a national TV broadcast raised concerns over levels of formaldehyde. Chairman Elliot F. Kaye said Wednesday the...
  • Rising gas prices push up inflation for first time in four months

    Rising gas prices push up inflation for first time in four months
    Consumer prices rose in February for the first time in four months as gasoline prices rebounded from a steep fall that had helped to drive down inflation since the middle of last year. The consumer price index increased 0.2% after a 0.7% drop in January...
  • Rising food, clothing costs offset lower gas prices

    Rising food, clothing costs offset lower gas prices
    You're paying a lot less for gasoline, but the costs of everything else are rising, according to data released Tuesday. South Floridians paid more for food, housing, clothes and medical care than they did a year ago — more than offsetting a 32.7...
  • Deflation fears rise as prices fall

    Deflation fears rise as prices fall
    One of the spooky words kicked around by stock market watchers during the last few months has been deflation. It conjures up the idea of people standing in bread lines during the Great Depression, or people in rags warming themselves around rusted...
  • Higher gas costs lift US consumer prices after 3 declines

    A slight rise in gas costs and broad increases in other categories lifted consumer prices in February, a welcome sign after three straight months of declines that had pointed to excessively low inflation. The consumer price index rose 0.2 percent, the...
  • Rhode Island retired public employees OK lawsuit settlement

    With the trial over the state's 2011 overhaul of the public pension system looming, retired public employees suing the state overwhelmingly accepted a proposed settlement Monday. Leaders of the coalition representing the retirees urged them to accept the...
  • Lumber Liquidators slides on new call for investigation

    Shares of Lumber Liquidators fell Monday after a second U.S. senator called for an investigation into the safety of laminate flooring made in China. Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission should...
  • Four vying for three seats on Lyons Township High School Board

    Candidates for Lyons Township High School District 204 Board agree possible changes to state funding are the greatest challenges facing the district. Possible changes include a shift of funding to lower income districts and asking school districts to...
  • Frozen February pushes U.S. retail sales down 3rd month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales fell in February, as auto purchases dropped by the most in more than a year and Americans spent less at restaurants and home improvement stores. Retail sales fell 0.6 percent last month after a 0.8 percent...
  • The Harbor Report: More about the moorings (and money)

    The talk around the harbor over the last month has been all about the moorings. I can picture city staff members saying to themselves, "Just when I thought we were out, they pulled us back in," which is a little different from the "Godfather" movie quote....