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  • 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...
  • Hampton Roads drivers see big savings on gas

    Hampton Roads drivers see big savings on gas
    As gas prices continue to descend to some of their lowest levels in more than five years, area consumers are beginning to loosen the strings on their purses, according to a recent federal report. Strong to moderate job and wage growth in October and...
  • District 64 proposes slight budget increase

    District 64 proposes slight budget increase
    The public will get a chance next month to weigh in a proposed Niles Park Ridge District 64 budget that is up almost 5 percent over 2013. The $66.9 million plan was unanimously approved by the school board at a recent meeting. A public hearing has...
  • Politics as Usual

    Bigger checks coming for state officials It's that time again, when Pennsylvania elected and appointed officials get an extra chunk of change added to their paychecks. The annual cost-of-living adjustment — based on changes in the consumer price...
  • Pent-up travel demand could make Thanksgiving busy in Orlando area

    Pent-up travel demand could make Thanksgiving busy in Orlando area
    Thanksgiving is a time for traditions: watching big football games, eating homemade pumpkin pie and, of course, enduring travel headaches and traffic snarls. Some 2.3 million Floridians are expected to travel between Wednesday and Sunday, according to a...
  • Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials

    Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials
    It pays to be on the payroll of Pennsylvania state government. An automatic 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase will boost salaries of lawmakers, judges, the governor and his cabinet. That means the base salary in one of the nation's largest state...
  • More Americans to travel for Thanksgiving

    This year's throng of Thanksgiving travelers will be the largest in seven years, AAA Travel says. Some 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this year, a 4.2 percent increase from last year, AAA forecast Thursday, Some 2.3...
  • South Florida enjoys gas-price windfall

    South Florida enjoys gas-price windfall
    Gas prices are getting lower nearly every day, and especially in South Florida, that's cause for celebration just in time for the holidays. Energy-producing areas of the U.S. and the world aren't so happy, because the declines mean possible loss of...
  • Inflation slowing here but still higher than U.S. overall

    Inflation slowing here but still higher than U.S. overall
    We got a break in food, gas and housing costs, but South Florida's inflation is still running ahead of the national average, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. South Florida's consumer price index for all urban consumers increased 2....
  • Nearly 1 million Marylanders expected to travel for Thanksgiving holiday

    Nearly 1 million Marylanders expected to travel for Thanksgiving holiday
    Nancy Jones watched happily as the recent decline in gasoline prices helped take the financial sting out of her daily commute from West Baltimore to Turner Station. The 49-year-old health aide will feel a similar relief at the pump when she fills up next...