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Consumer Confidence

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  • 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...
  • South Korea November inflation at nine-month low, builds case for more rate cuts

    South Korea's inflation in November cooled to a 9-month low on weak energy prices and depressed consumer confidence, data showed on Tuesday, adding to fears of deflation and reinforcing expectations for additional monetary easing in coming months. The...
  • French November car registrations fell 2.3 percent: CCFA

    French car registrations fell 2.3 percent in November amid signs of weakening consumer confidence, the country's main auto industry association said on Monday. Car sales declined to 135,070 vehicles last month, with PSA Peugeot Citroen tumbling 8.9...
  • Home Sales In Connecticut Reach Highest Level For October Since '07

    Home Sales In Connecticut Reach Highest Level For October Since '07
    Home sales in Connecticut rose 7 percent in October, reaching the highest level for the month since 2007, but prices paid softened for the eighth consecutive month, a new report Tuesday showed. Single-family house sales reached 2,379 in the state in...
  • Japan consumer mood worsens for fourth straight month in November

    Japanese consumer confidence in November worsened for a fourth straight month, a Cabinet Office survey showed on Wednesday, showing the April sales tax hike is continuing to weigh on sentiment. The Cabinet Office cut its view on the consumer confidence...
  • 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...
  • Dems should've run on Obama's record: My Word

    Why did Democrats lose big on election night? It's simple: They spent too much time running from President Obama's record, when they should have been running on it. According to October's factcheck.org, millions of previously uninsured Americans...