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  • Local officials stress firework safety

    Firework vendors have been cashing in on the country's love of pyrotechnic displays for Independence Day celebrations, and while there is an uptick in their use over the July 4 weekend, officials are reminding people to be careful whenever using them....
  • California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases

     California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases
    California's low-wage workers now have a little more money to pay their rent, see a doctor or hold an occasional backyard barbecue, now that the Fourth of July has come and gone. The state's minimum wage rose one dollar Tuesday to $9 an hour. The...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...
  • Job growth is robust in June; unemployment rate falls to 6.1%

    U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to a six-year low of 6.1%, the government reported Thursday. The net job growth in June exceeded analysts' expectations and signaled a strengthening labor market as the...
  • Experts Warn Against The Dangers Of Fireworks

    Fireworks on the 4th of July are an American tradition. Yet the celebration carries with it an inherent danger. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 11,400 people sustained injuries and eight people died due to fireworks in...
  • Hotel occupancy, room rates rise again in May

    Hotel occupancy, room rates rise again in May
    Central Florida hotels had year-over-gains again in May, with occupancy rates and average daily room rates increasing compared with the same month last year. Hotels filled 71.5 percent of their rooms in May, compared with 67.2 percent in May 2013,...
  • Happy days here again? Jobs surge, stocks hit record high

    WASHINGTON Job growth surged in June, capping the best first half since 1999, driving blue chip stocks to a record high and leading analysts to say the economy is shifting to higher gear. Employers added a sizzling 288,000 jobs last month, the Labor...
  • Fourth of July busiest, deadliest time on Illinois roads

    Fourth of July busiest, deadliest time on Illinois roads
    Traffic may seem lighter than usual during the commuter work week, but it is expected to increase on the holiday weekend. AAA estimates 2.3 million Illinoisans will be traveling for the holiday weekend, a 2.2 percent increase from 2013, and two million of...
  • Auto sales jump in June

    DETROIT Americans bought new cars and trucks in June at the fastest pace in eight years, attracted by easy credit and the need to replace aging vehicles, while a record wave of recalls by General Motors had scant impact on the company's sales. Total...
  • Highest gas prices since 2008 expected for July 4th weekend

    Highest gas prices since 2008 expected for July 4th weekend
    With gas prices on the rise again, West Baltimore resident Coralee Penner says she may sell the "gas-guzzling" Hummer H3 she's driven since 2007. Penner said she's considering replacing her SUV with a more compact car to save on gas. In the meantime,...
  • Boom time for moneylenders as debt pile drags on Thai recovery

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - "Business is great," said Aoy, a moneylender who charges a whopping 10 percent a month interest but finds plenty of takers in Thailand, where a huge pile of household debt is complicating the military government's efforts to revive a...