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  • Cruise lines expect 1 million more passengers

    Cruise lines expect 1 million more passengers
    Almost a million more people will take cruises this year compared with 2014, a trade group forecasts. Some 23 million consumers around the world will cruise in 2015 — with the majority sailing from North American ports, the Cruise Lines...
  • PNC Bank forecast: Central Florida should continue growing

    PNC Bank forecast: Central Florida should continue growing
    PNC Bank released its annual economic outlook for Central Florida. The report echoed forecasts by University of Central Florida and other analysts. In a nutshell, growth should continue but median wage may not rise if growth continues to be dominated by...
  • Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

    St. Cloud Times, Feb. 12 Tie salary increases to performance Gov. Dayton has announced big pay raises for his cabinet members. Some are as much as $35,000. The top salaries will be those of six commissioners who earn close to $155,000. Dayton sent a...
  • Cheaper gas lowers US retail sales; spending up elsewhere

    U.S. retail sales fell sharply last month as gas prices plummeted and auto sales slowed. But excluding those volatile categories, Americans stepped up their spending a bit. Retail sales dropped 0.8 percent in January, the Commerce Department said...
  • While Greece's debt chaos grabs attention, eurozone economy is quietly gaining momentum

    With all the noise and uncertainty surrounding Greece, it's been easy to overlook the growing signs of economic recovery in Europe. A raft of indicators have pointed to a pick-up in activity that puts the 19-country eurozone economy in a position to do...
  • Whole Foods Market tops 1Q profit expectations, key sales metric rises

    Whole Foods Market's moves to cut prices and retool its image appear to be resonating with shoppers. The upscale grocery chain reported a nearly 6 percent increase in fiscal first-quarter profits, beating Wall Street estimates and showing growth in a key...
  • The GOP's conundrum

    The GOP's conundrum
    Republicans seem confused as to whether they should stick to the theme that the economy is still weak — which they've been claiming since President Barack Obama took office, even though the Great Recession was created on their watch — or...
  • Digital jobs help drive Hollywood employment to highest level in decade

    Digital jobs help drive Hollywood employment to highest level in decade
    A surge in digital entertainment jobs from new online shows on Amazon, YouTube and other new-media outlets has helped drive employment in Hollywood to the highest level in a decade. Some 8,000 new jobs were added to the motion picture and sound...
  • Home sales show best January in eight years

    Home sales show best January in eight years
    Confidence in the economy and low interest rates contributed to the best January home sales the Baltimore area has seen in eight years, suggesting a strong start to the spring market, analysts and real estate agents said. Showings at open houses this...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Obama approval and views of the economy inch up ahead of strong jobs report

    Americans' views of President Barack Obama have improved slightly in the past two months, and opinions are more positive about the direction of the country and the health of the economy, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds. A slim majority now approves of...
  • January job gains, wage increases show US recovery getting stronger, closer to full health

    A resurgent job market in January signaled that the U.S. economy is finally regaining the kind of strength typical of a healthy recovery — with hiring accelerating, wages rising and people who had given up their job hunts starting to look again....