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  • U.S. inflation surprisingly weak, Fed keeps low rates pledge

    U.S. inflation surprisingly weak, Fed keeps low rates pledge
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in August and underlying inflation pressures were muted, which could lessen the urgency for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. The Labor Department said...
  • Fed cuts stimulus another $10 billion, holds steady on interest rates

    Fed cuts stimulus another $10 billion, holds steady on interest rates
    Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday cut their monthly bond-buying stimulus program by another $10 billion and held interest rates steady at near zero, offering no suggestions that they will raise them any time soon as the economic recovery improves....
  • Surprise CPI fall rattles U.S. inflation bond market

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - News on Wednesday that inflation unexpectedly cooled in August rattled the U.S. inflation bond market where traders had bet on price increases accelerating to achieve the Federal Reserve's desired level. The corner of the bond market...
  • Let us reflect on jobs this Labor Day

    The good news is Florida's economy is recovering from the aftermath of the Great Recession. Population growth is up, unemployment is down. So, too, are the number of housing foreclosures, a persistent drag on Florida's all-important real-estate sector....
  • Delray Beach officials set preliminary property tax rate

    Delray Beach officials set preliminary property tax rate
    Delray Beach residents have a sneak peek of how much they may be paying the city in taxes this year. On Thursday, commissioners set the preliminary tax rate residents will be charged — $7.46 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The final rate...
  • Budget talks on Delray's agenda

    Budget talks on Delray's agenda
    For the past several months, Delray's finance team has been crunching numbers to come up with a budget that keeps the city running without charging residents more in taxes. City officials say they have made changes to the proposed $103 million budget...
  • U.S. inflation bonds back in vogue

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection for the first time in two years as rising housing costs - particularly for rent - suggest inflation may finally be waking from its post-recession slumber. That's helping to...
  • South Korea inflation eases to five-month low, gives central bank room to cut again

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's annual inflation in August eased to its lowest in five months, data on Tuesday showed, giving the central bank sufficient headroom to cut interest rates again to spur economic growth. The consumer price index gained 1.4...
  • Credit-card debt jumps in Orlando as economy improves

    Credit-card debt jumps in Orlando as economy improves
    Fueled by a stronger economy, credit-card debt is accelerating for the first time in years in Metro Orlando — one of the country's fastest-growing markets for paying with plastic, a new study has found. Consumer credit-card debt in the metro...
  • Hinsdale D86 board reviewing latest offer from teachers

     Hinsdale D86 board reviewing latest offer from teachers
    A negotiator for Hinsdale Township High School District 86 says the board needs a week to 10 days to review and respond to the latest contract offer from the teachers. The board met in executive session for over an hour Monday to review the offer made...
  • Australia business conditions ease, confidence resilient

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A measure of Australian business conditions pulled back from four-year highs in August as sales and profits eased, while booming conditions in the construction sector contrasted with gloom among miners. National Australia Bank's survey...