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  • Consumer spending jumps in November as incomes rise

    Consumer spending jumps in November as incomes rise
    Consumer spending jumped last month as Americans' incomes continued to rise, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Personal consumption expenditures rose 0.6% in November, the biggest increase in three months. The figure, which was 0.1 percentage points...
  • Keurig recalls more than 7 million coffee makers after burns reported

    Keurig recalls more than 7 million coffee makers after burns reported
    If you purchased a Keurig coffee maker for the holidays, you may want to give that serial number another look. The company is recalling more than 7 million Keurig Mini Plus Brewing Systems after nearly 100 consumers reported burn-related injuries from the...
  • Mortgage rates hit 20-month low as 30-year loans fall to 3.73%

    Mortgage rates hit 20-month low as 30-year loans fall to 3.73%
    Worries about economic troubles in Europe and Asia have sent mortgage rates plunging to a 20-month low, with Freddie Mac saying the average rate for a 30-year conventional loan fell to 3.73% early this week from 3.87% a week earlier. The average rate...
  • Mailbag: Obama's economic policies are working

    How many times do economists have to say something before people believe it's true? Despite the GOP's relentless attacks, President Obama's economic policies are working. How else can you explain the pre-Christmas announcements that third-quarter...
  • Fuel prices reach lowest point since 2009, boost tourism

    Fuel prices reach lowest point since 2009, boost tourism
    Just in time for Christmas travel, gas prices are reaching lows not seen in a long time. Average fuel prices in Orlando clocked in around $2.40 a gallon Tuesday, while the national average was just two cents cheaper. "Gasoline prices are plunging with...
  • U.S. growth is strongest in a decade

    The U.S. is rolling into the new year with impressive strength as plunging oil prices have ignited consumer spending and helped fuel the best stretch of growth in more than a decade — even as economies around the world are struggling. A...
  • Wage stagnation puts the squeeze on ordinary workers

    Wage stagnation puts the squeeze on ordinary workers
    Laurie Chisum works as a manager for a small office-equipment company in Orange County. She puts in about 30 hours a week on the job and spends much of her time at home caring for her mother, who is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. She's not...
  • Florida's consumer confidence rises to new high

    Florida's consumer confidence rises to new high
    Floridians' confidence in the economy hit another post-recession high this month as gasoline prices and the state's unemployment rate continue to fall, according to a University of Florida consumer survey released Tuesday. The consumer sentiment index...
  • Measure of consumer confidence rises as economy picks up

    Measure of consumer confidence rises as economy picks up
    Amid signs the economic recovery is finally kicking into high gear, consumers grew slightly more confident this month, according to one key measure. Fewer U.S. consumers saw business conditions as bad in December, while more reported that jobs were...
  • New Jersey raising its minimum wage by 13 cents

    TRENTON, N.J. — Workers in New Jersey earning the minimum wage will see their hourly income go up by 13 cents on Thursday to $8.38. That's a 1.59 percent increase over last year's rate, which increased to $8.25 from $7.25 after a 2013 voter...
  • District 69 increases tax levy by eight percent

    District 69 increases tax levy by eight percent
    The Skokie-Morton Grove School District 69 Board of Education voted to increase its tax levy by 8.36 percent on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Eric Miller, the district's assistant superintendent for finance, explained that the increase is largely due to the fact...