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  • Trucks drive big sales gains at GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota

    Trucks drive big sales gains at GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota
    Low gas prices, low interest rates and strong consumer confidence helped automakers post a big jump in sales in January, with General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Honda and Nissan all reporting double-digit gains. Truck sales were especially strong. Based on...
  • 2015 autos outlook: Crossovers, pickups expected to fuel another big year

    2015 autos outlook: Crossovers, pickups expected to fuel another big year
    The recovery has been slow but steady — and isn't over. In 2014 the industry sold 16.5 million vehicles, up from 15.6 million in 2013. The forecast for 2015 is even better, with sales expected to rise again to 16.9 million, though General Motors...
  • Consumers feeling best about economy since recession

    Consumers feeling best about economy since recession
    Consumer sentiment among Floridians climbed to a post-recession high in January as gas prices fell further, the University of Florida reported Friday. UF's monthly consumer confidence survey shot up almost six points from December's reading to 93.3, the...
  • Consumer spending slips in December as auto sales weaken

    Consumer spending slips in December as auto sales weaken
    U.S. consumer spending slipped in December, as the pace of motor vehicle sales slowed and more Americans saved their money. The Commerce Department said Monday that consumer spending fell 0.3% in December, compared with a 0.5% increase in November....
  • Hispanic entrepreneurs surging in central Florida

    Hispanic entrepreneurs surging in central Florida
    Richard Coronado says the whispers still exist. The Plainfield, N.J.-born entrepreneur, who owns a technology business in Orlando, says despite years of experience, his accent convinces people he may not have the intelligence to run a business. That...
  • Glen Ellyn District 41 seeks longer school day

    The school day might get a little longer for elementary students in Glen Ellyn School District 41 beginning in August. Earlier this week, district officials announced the possibility of tacking 35 minutes on to the school day. It would allow more time...
  • Q&A: U.S. technically hits deflation, but what does it mean?

    Q&A: U.S. technically hits deflation, but what does it mean?
    The consumer price index, a leading measure of inflation, fell last month into negative territory over a 12-month period for the first time since the fall of 2009, when the nation was just emerging from recession. It also fell from December, the third...
  • Pending home sales rise to 18-month high, signals housing rebound

    Pending home sales rise to 18-month high, signals housing rebound
    The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that its seasonally adjusted...
  • Stocks drift mostly lower as oil prices sink

    Stocks drift mostly lower as oil prices sink
    U.S. stocks drifted to a slightly lower finish on Thursday, weighed down by falling energy stocks as the slump in oil prices deepened. Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average, which eased back from...
  • 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...