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  • Irish inflation falls in September

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's consumer price index (CPI) fell 0.2 percent month-on-month in September, reversing a 0.2 percent price rise in August, official figures showed on Thursday. Annual CPI inflation slowed to 0.3 percent in September from 0.4...
  • What's the right minimum wage for Los Angeles?

    What's the right minimum wage for Los Angeles?
    The question in Los Angeles is not whether to raise the minimum wage -- that’s almost certainly going to happen -- but how much to raise it? The City Council recently voted to hike base pay for hotel workers to $15.37 an hour -- 70% above...
  • Shining a light on a murky election-year Social Security debate

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - In North Carolina, a television ad attacks incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan for supporting a "controversial plan" that "raises the retirement age" for Social Security. The ad comes from Crossroads GPS, the super PAC run by...
  • Global luxury goods sales growth to stabilize in 2015: Bain

    PARIS (Reuters) - Growth in the global luxury goods market will be steady next year at 2014 levels, or around 5 percent at constant exchange rates, with the whole of America and Japan the biggest drivers, consultancy Bain & Co said in a report published...
  • Retailers expect strong holiday sales for upcoming season

    Retailers expect strong holiday sales for upcoming season
    Holiday shopping is expected to be stronger this year than last, with one retail group calling for the biggest gain in three years. Consumers will spend an estimated $488.6 billion at shopping centers during November and December, a 4 percent sales...
  • South Side hat shop a throwback gem

    South Side hat shop a throwback gem
    "You have to know how to wear a hat," Bernard Shannon said. Shannon, owner of Bernard's Wear at 9017 S. Commercial Ave., was wearing a beige applejack cap angled over his left eyebrow. He moved past the racks of fedoras, bowlers and newsboy caps...
  • Florida's consumer confidence hits post-recession high

    Florida's consumer confidence hits post-recession high
    Floridians set a new post-recession record for consumer confidence in September, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. The monthly statewide consumer index rose a point  to 83, a level not seen since April 2007. It's the fourth...
  • Will the European economy's summer squalls turn into an autumn tempest?

    (Reuters) - (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) Following the grim market response to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's latest monetary policy pronouncements, Europe is approaching another make-...
  • September job cuts up for month, but down so far this year

    September job cuts up for month, but down so far this year
    Florida employers announced 915 job cuts in September, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said Thursday. So far this year, Florida has had 16,729 planned layoffs. Job cuts were up slightly during the month compared to September 2013 when...
  • U.S. consumer confidence falls in September

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence fell in September to its lowest level since May on concerns over the job market and economic growth, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board, an industry group, said...
  • Chile slowdown deepens as output crashes, joblessness rises

    SANTIAGO (Reuters) - An economic slowdown continues to grip Chile, government data showed on Tuesday, when the world's top copper producer posted its biggest monthly drop in manufacturing production in two years and higher jobless figures. The jobless...