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  • Weak earnings by multinational U.S. companies pummel stock market

    Weak earnings by multinational U.S. companies pummel stock market
    There's been a slugfest in the stock market since the beginning of the year. On one side are the optimists — investors emboldened by the conviction that cheap oil would put spending money in consumers' pockets and the recent strength of the U.S....
  • Numbers Are In: High Hopes For 2014 Connecticut Home Sales Went Unfulfilled

    Numbers Are In: High Hopes For 2014 Connecticut Home Sales Went Unfulfilled
    When the clocks went forward last March, Connecticut's spring home buying season was off to a start with longer days — and visions of more showings and sales. Two years of climbing sales and stabilizing prices seemed cause for optimism. "In 37...
  • Highlights from home-building trade show in Las Vegas

    Highlights from home-building trade show in Las Vegas
    At the annual mob scene here that's known as Design Construction Week, one couldn't turn around without bumping into a forecast of one kind or another. The event that's become the Super Bowl of home building — the simultaneous presentations of the...
  • District 303 might ask taxpayers for more money for 2015-16 year

    The St. Charles District 303 Board of Education faces a difficult choice of whether to stick to its agreed tax abatement for the 2015-16 year, or to ask homeowners for an additional half percent tax increase. The funds would thwart up to $3 million in...
  • GDP growth cools to 2.6% annual rate in fourth quarter

    GDP growth cools to 2.6% annual rate in fourth quarter
    Economic growth unexpectedly slowed sharply in the fourth quarter of last year to a modest 2.6% annual rate after a strong six-month stretch raised hopes the U.S. recovery finally was accelerating toward normal. The data released Friday by the...
  • 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...
  • 2015 autos outlook: Crossovers, pickups expected to fuel another big year

    2015 autos outlook: Crossovers, pickups expected to fuel another big year
    The recovery has been slow but steady — and isn't over. In 2014 the industry sold 16.5 million vehicles, up from 15.6 million in 2013. The forecast for 2015 is even better, with sales expected to rise again to 16.9 million, though General Motors...
  • Consumers feeling best about economy since recession

    Consumers feeling best about economy since recession
    Consumer sentiment among Floridians climbed to a post-recession high in January as gas prices fell further, the University of Florida reported Friday. UF's monthly consumer confidence survey shot up almost six points from December's reading to 93.3, the...
  • Falling oil prices: How long will it last?

    Falling oil prices: How long will it last?
    Filling up at the gas station has been a much more pleasant experience for Americans since last fall. Regular gas is now less than $2 a gallon in many states, down from around $3.30 just a year ago. But how long will that last? It’s just one of...
  • 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...