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Consumer Confidence

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Glenview schools propose tax levy hikes

    Glenview schools propose tax levy hikes
    Two Glenview-based school districts have proposed tax levy increases for 2014. Glenbrook High School District 225 plans to ask for a tentative 3.7 percent tax levy increase while Glenview School District 34 proposed a 3.5 percent increase. District...
  • Home builders grow more confident in November

    Single-family home builders are increasingly optimistic heading into the holidays, as more potential buyers stroll through their model homes. The National Assn. of Home Builders said Tuesday that its gauge of builder confidence rose four points to 58...
  • Hearing set on property tax levy for Northbrook Glenview District 30

    Hearing set on property tax levy for Northbrook Glenview District 30
    A slight increase in the 2014 property tax levy for Northbrook Glenview School District 30 will be discussed at a public hearing Dec. 11, followed by a school board vote. An initial vote by the board approved an increase of 1.5 percent for inflation and...
  • Past decade's rising food prices could mean pricey Turkey Day

    Past decade's rising food prices could mean pricey Turkey Day
    This fall, as we gather around the table and stuff ourselves silly, consider that our annual food coma disguised as a national holiday will hit us in the belly AND the wallet. Take turkey, for example. Plain old frozen turkey, the kind your mom would...
  • About two-thirds of Americans are limiting spending, survey finds

    Americans are feeling better about their finances than at any time since the Great Recession of 2007-09, but that doesn't mean they are ready to go on a spending spree. Despite a sharp decline in layoffs since the recession and progress paying down their...
  • UK consumer morale holds steady in November: GfK

    British consumer morale held steady in November in the face of slipping confidence about the economy's prospects over the next 12 months, a survey by polling company GfK showed on Friday. The headline consumer confidence index hovered at -2 for a...
  • Lackluster consumer income and spending point to a slowing economy

    The economy just posted its best six-month stretch in 11 years, the labor market is on a record streak of job creation and gas prices are falling. But consumers — a key driver of U.S. economic growth — have not yet fully joined the party....