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  • Japan business mood sours as economy struggles with recession

    Big Japanese manufacturers grew less optimistic in October-December and foresee conditions worsening in the following quarter, a government survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting that the economy's recovery from recession will be slow. The joint...
  • RBI finds falling inflation a hard sell for Indian consumers

    Waiting for the right moment to cut interest rates, India's central bank faces a problem over public perceptions that price rises will return to double-digits even though forecasts show retail inflation fell to a record low of 4.5 percent last month....
  • Fed seen raising U.S. rates in second-quarter despite lower energy prices: Reuters poll

    The Federal Reserve is likely to raise U.S. interest rates in the second quarter of next year, even as falling energy prices dampen domestic inflation pressures, a Reuters survey found. In the wake of robust job gains in November and bullish growth signs...
  • Florida not looking to hike minimum wage to $10.10

    Florida not looking to hike minimum wage to $10.10
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's lowest-paid workers will get a raise Jan. 1, but the much higher minimum wage sought by state and national Democrats doesn't appear to be on the state legislative horizon. The automatic increase of 12 cents an hour,...
  • China November consumer inflation dips to five-year low of 1.4 percent

    China's annual consumer inflation eased to 1.4 percent in November, a five-year low, from 1.6 percent in October, adding to concerns that domestic demand remains sluggish despite a raft of stimulus measures. The consumer price index fell 0.2 percent in...
  • Colleges need to start practicing cost containment

    Colleges need to start practicing cost containment
    Almost all colleges, private or public, have levied a price tag that has grown on average twice as fast as the Consumer Price Index for the last 40 years. This is a larger increase over a longer period than any business or enterprise in the country. At...
  • Irish consumer sentiment stalls in November

    Irish consumer sentiment appeared to stall in November, recouping none of October's 7 percentage point fall from a near eight-year high, a survey showed on Wednesday. The results show that the fall in the wake of the 2015 budget announcement last month...
  • True love breathes easy: Cost of '12 Days of Christmas' rises little

    True love breathes easy: Cost of '12 Days of Christmas' rises little
    BOSTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. holiday season spins into high gear, shoppers with quirky shopping lists got a bit of good news on Monday: The cost of the gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" carol inched up 1.4 percent this year, a U.S. financial...
  • City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019

    City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019
    The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to boost Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, while efforts in Springfield to hike the state’s rate and apply some brakes to further city increases fizzled at...
  • Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages

     Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages
    Illinois this week could be headed toward two minimum wages — one for Chicago and another for the rest of the state — amid a high-stakes political battle at City Hall and the Capitol. The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday at a...
  • Trouble In Toyland? Pols, Activists Highlight Dangerous Toys

    Trouble In Toyland? Pols, Activists Highlight Dangerous Toys
    HARTFORD – The pile of toys stacked beneath a table at Connecticut Children's Medical Center Monday would make most children smile: a colorful tambourine, an electronic toy designed to look like a smart phone, foam blocks, a Dora the Explorer...