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  • Consumers ready to shop in 2015

    Increasing consumer confidence, a recovering housing market and tourism growth are paving the way for a bright 2015 in retail, industry experts say. "As the economy becomes more stable, businesspeople will feel more confident starting new businesses,"...
  • Franchise group optimistic about growth in 2015

    Franchise group optimistic about growth in 2015
    Franchise businesses are optimistic about growing in 2015, but are concerned that increased federal regulations and a higher minimum wage could pressure that growth. The International Franchise Association expects the franchise industry to add 247,000...
  • Connecticut could learn economics from Lego, expert says

    At the annual Economic Summit and Outlook, hosted by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, in conjunction with the Metro Hartford Alliance, much of the outlook for 2015 was upbeat, with a fighting sort of spirit, and a focus on businesses...
  • Obama jumps ahead of Congress, highlighting economy in Michigan visit

    Obama jumps ahead of Congress, highlighting economy in Michigan visit
    Taking credit for a spate of good economic news and boasting of more to come, President Obama kicked off a three-state tour Wednesday hoping to prove that Republicans' rise to power in the Capitol this week will not push him to the sidelines. Speaking...
  • Political standoffs in D.C. could impede economic growth in '15

    Political standoffs in D.C. could impede economic growth in '15
    The economy boomed through most of last year, a time when the nation's capital was devoid of major budget fights and threats of government shutdown. Economists worry, though, that the accelerating recovery could soon slow down with new standoffs in...
  • Brenda Wenning: The low-inflation mirage

    Inflation is too low? Tell that to American consumers. It's widely known that the federal government puts a yellow smiley face on its unemployment figures by excluding Americans who have given up looking for work and including part-time workers as if...
  • Tourism outlook sunny in 2015

    Tourism outlook sunny in 2015
    Get used to the tourists, because even more are expected in 2015. Hotels will be more crowded, and room rates will rise, tourism leaders say. The New Year also will bring several new hotels across the tri-county region, giving visitors more places...
  • Mailbag: Bunnies, other art are what make us human

    I love the concrete bunnies. It's about time we who live in Newport Beach learn to laugh at ourselves. Too much noise about dock taxes, developers and fire rings. Not enough noise about the foibles that make us human. Let's leave the bunnies for the...
  • Why wouldn't you vote for a Democratic Congress?

    Why wouldn't you vote for a Democratic Congress?
    Midterm elections are today. If you are deciding not to vote or to vote against President Obama, here is what you are choosing to vote against: 1. Unemployment rate is under 6 percent for the first time since the Great Recession in 2008 (6 years) 2....
  • OIA posts another record year for international travel

    OIA posts another record year for international travel
    Orlando International Airport has another record in the books. Fiscal year 2013 may have ended with a record high for international traffic, nearly 3.95 million travelers, but fiscal year 2014 has comfortably surpassed it. According to the Greater...
  • Giant salary hike set for Parkland officials

    Coral Springs residents voted down a proposal to increase commissioner salaries in last week's election, but voters in Parkland were in a much more generous mood, approving a massive salary hike for city officials. While the proposed charter amendment...