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  • 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...
  • Storm Continues For CL&P, Unions

    Storm Continues For CL&P, Unions
    The snowstorm passed smoothly for Connecticut Light & Power Co., but the maelstrom that hit this week is not abating. The union maelstrom, that is. This isn't about a contract, it's about staffing, outsourcing and work centers around the state. It looks...
  • Some La Grange trustees favor dropping food and beverage tax

    Some La Grange trustees favor dropping food and beverage tax
    Some La Grange trustees are leaning toward a plan to eliminate the 1 percent food and beverage tax as part of a funding package to finance flood relief efforts. Village Board members weighed in on an array of options presented Monday to finance up to...
  • 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...
  • Report: Virginia, Hampton Roads homes sales grew during Q4 2014

     Report: Virginia, Hampton Roads homes sales grew during Q4 2014
    Homes sales appear to rebounding across the state and in Hampton Roads. Realtors sold 22,968 homes during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a recent report released by the Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR). That's a 2.3 percent increase over...
  • Atwater: Stress tests may instill confidence in insurance

    Atwater: Stress tests may instill confidence in insurance
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Florida's top financial officer said Tuesday that creating and publicizing a “stress test” will help instill public confidence in the smaller insurers that have come to dominate Florida's property insurance...
  • Analysis: Republicans' biggest challenge in 2016 is a rosier economy

    For years, President Obama had a singular problem: convincing Americans who were not feeling the economic recovery that it was real and a cause for optimism, not to mention for electing fellow Democrats. Now Republicans seeking to capture the White...
  • Finding balance in L.A.'s minimum wage discussion

    Finding balance in L.A.'s minimum wage discussion
    Rob Lohman took a huge risk five years ago when he started a company in downtown Los Angeles that makes eco-chic clothing out of organic cotton and hemp. One day last year he was surprised to get a call from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. "He wanted...
  • U.S. gains 257,000 job; unemployment rate ticks up

    U.S. gains 257,000 job; unemployment rate ticks up
    U.S. employers hired at a stellar pace last month, wages rose by the most in six years, and Americans responded by streaming into the job market to find work. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy gained a seasonally adjusted 257,000 jobs in...
  • US gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct.

    US gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct.
    WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a vigorous 257,000 jobs in January, and wages jumped by the most in six years — evidence that the job market is accelerating closer to full health. The surprisingly robust report the government issued Friday...
  • Best wage growth in six years boosts another strong jobs report

    Best wage growth in six years boosts another strong jobs report
    The economy had another robust month of job growth in January, adding 257,000 net new positions and producing the best wage gains in more than six years, the Labor Department reported Friday. The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.7%, but that was because...