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  • Euro zone sentiment drops more than expected, hits 8-month low

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Economic sentiment in the euro zone worsened by more than expected in August and fell to its lowest level in eight months, mainly on deteriorating morale in the retail, consumer and industry sectors, the European Commission said on...
  • S&P 500 closes above 2,000; investors may get a psychological boost

    S&P 500 closes above 2,000; investors may get a psychological boost
    The Standard & Poor's 500 stock index, a widely watched measure of a broad array of stocks, closed above the 2,000 level for the first time as investors pushed aside worries over global unrest to focus on the improving domestic economy. The latest...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti expected to announce plan for $13.25 minimum wage

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti expected to announce plan for $13.25 minimum wage
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is circulating a plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour over three years, followed by annual boosts keyed to inflation, according to business representatives and City Hall officials. The action is...
  • Floridians' mood on economy remains at post-recession high

    Floridians' mood on economy remains at  post-recession high
    Floridians remained at a post-recession high for consumer confidence for the third month in a row while the nation's consumer sentiment fell slightly, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. Overall, Floridians are still feeling...
  • Mayor Garcetti pitching new minimum wage plan to business groups

    Mayor Garcetti pitching new minimum wage plan to business groups
    Los Angeles business leaders confirmed Tuesday that Mayor Eric Garcetti is circulating a plan to hike the city's minimum wage to $13.50 an hour over three years, followed in years after by hikes keyed to inflation. Garcetti and members of his...
  • The American consumer is back, with an asterisk

    BOSTON Written off in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the U.S. consumer is back. Not quite with a vengeance, but definitely back. It's noticeable to Marie Galvin, owner of GALVIN-ized in Boston, where handmade women's hats a discretionary...
  • U.S. consumer prices rise modestly in July

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices barely rose in July as declining energy costs partially offset increases in food and rents, which could give the Federal Reserve ammunition to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department said...
  • UK inflation falls more than expected; 2014 rate rise less likely

    LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation fell more than expected in July and surging house price growth slowed in June, making it less likely the Bank of England will raise interest rates this year. Inflation dropped to 1.6 percent in July from June's five-...
  • Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline

    Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline
    Consumer prices grew last month at their slowest pace since February, as lower energy costs offset higher price tags for food and shelter, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index, a closely watched measure of inflation, rose a...
  • Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers [Editorial]

    Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers  [Editorial]
    The headline on the news release out of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation yesterday sounded pretty great: "Private Sector Gains 18,700 Jobs Over-the-Year." Read the body of the release, though, and you'll discover the actual...
  • Thai junta boosts spending on defense, education in draft budget

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, stressing that the military had a "limited time" in power before a return to civilian rule, submitted a draft fiscal 2015 budget on Monday, with defense and education receiving hefty...