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  • Florida's consumer confidence rises for 7th straight month

    Florida's consumer confidence rises for 7th straight month
    Despite rising gas prices, Floridians' confidence in the economy rose in February — for the seventh month in a row, according to a University of Florida survey released Friday. Gas prices has jumped nearly 30 cents in a month to a statewide...
  • U.S. consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weather

    U.S. consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weather
    Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month, the University of Michigan says. But confidence levels still remain at the highest level in eight years. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment...
  • Stocks slip after weaker economic growth, but end best month since 2011

    Stocks slip after weaker economic growth, but end best month since 2011
    February proved to be a strong month for U.S. stocks, even though it ended in downbeat fashion. Major stock indexes closed lower on Friday, capping a week of subdued trading that still delivered a couple of new highs for the Dow Jones industrial average...
  • Consumer prices plunge 0.7% on cheaper gas costs

    Consumer prices plunge 0.7% on cheaper gas costs
    A plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index fell 0.7% in January, the sharpest drop...
  • Retailers bask in holiday results but look ahead cautiously

    Retailers bask in holiday results but look ahead cautiously
    As they finish tallying their holiday take, many retailers are reporting that the key shopping season was good for their bottom lines. But they are entering the new year with some caution. Wal-Mart, Target, Nordstrom, Home Depot, Macy's and Kohl's...
  • Consumer prices plunge 0.7 percent on cheaper gas costs

    Consumer prices plunge 0.7 percent on cheaper gas costs
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index fell 0.7...
  • International travelers to the U.S. spent a record $222 billion in 2014

    International travelers to the U.S. spent a record $222 billion in 2014
    Neither epic ice storms, Ebola outbreaks nor rising air fares slowed travel to the U.S. last year, as international visitors spent a record $222 billion while in the country, according to a new federal estimate. Spending by international visitors to the...
  • D34 operating budget balanced through '18: committee

    A citizens advisory committee for Glenview School District 34 predicts a nearly balanced operating budget for the district through 2018. Beyond then, the committee projected deficit spending in 2019-20, prompted by a low consumer price index for levy...
  • Embracing color: How to set the tone with paint

    When it's time to choose paint colors for a room, people can be intimidated. "Our consumers don't have a lot of confidence in choosing a color," says Sue Kim, color strategist at The Valspar Corp. of Chicago. After all, a gap of one or two years often...
  • Orlando's 'living wage' policy unchanged for 11 years

    Orlando's 'living wage' policy unchanged for 11 years
    Orlando adopted an $8.50-an-hour "living-wage" policy in 2003 but hasn't changed it in the 11 years since. Orlando's "living-wage" policy for city workers and contractors, the only one in Central Florida, was hailed as a way to lift the working poor...
  • Strong outlook for Lehigh Valley economy, Chamber members told

    Strong outlook for Lehigh Valley economy, Chamber members told
    The Lehigh Valley and U.S. economies are on the mend. Wells Fargo global economist Jay H. Bryson told the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce at its annual Economic Outlook meeting Tuesday that the bank forecasts improved economic growth in the...