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Consumer Confidence

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  • Your chances for a raise are best in years, survey finds

     Your chances for a raise are best in years, survey finds
    Many workers in Chicago and elsewhere might have reason to feel more optimistic about their chances of getting a raise than they have in years. Nearly 2 in 5 small and midsize U.S. businesses, or 38 percent, said they plan to increase salaries in the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Greater Hartford Home Sales Register Slight Gain In 2014

    Greater Hartford home sales in 2014 failed to match double-digit gains in the two previous years, barely eking out an increase, a new report Friday showed. Sales of single-family houses rose just 1 percent, to 9,815, in 2014 from 9,711 in 2013, according...
  • Rising food, housing costs eat up gasoline savings

    Rising food, housing costs eat up gasoline savings
    People in South Florida are paying more for food and housing than a year ago — so much that it more than ate up a 22.1 percent drop in gasoline prices, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Still, the plunging prices at the pump...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • U.S. auto sales surge 13% in January

    U.S. auto sales surge 13% in January
    Automakers saw a big jump in sales in January as lower gas prices and low interest rates pumped up consumers' confidence and their spending on new vehicles. General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Nissan all reported double-digit gains....
  • Economist likes Connecticut's forecast, with caveats

    At the East of the River Chambers of Commerce Association's annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, Dr. Nicholas Perna –Economic Advisor to Webster Bank, former economics professor and frequent consultant for economic matters for local and national...
  • Uber opens robotics center, fueling speculation on self-driving cars

    Uber opens robotics center, fueling speculation on self-driving cars
    Ride-hailing company Uber announced Monday a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University to open a robotics research center, further fueling speculation that it plans to invest in self-driving cars. The San Francisco company announced on its blog that...
  • Wall Street's reaction to Anthem data breach: ho-hum

    Wall Street's reaction to Anthem data breach: ho-hum
    The parent of Anthem Blue Cross disclosed late Wednesday that hackers stole the personal information of as many as 80 million customers and employees in the worst security breach of a U.S. healthcare company. On Thursday, Anthem Inc. shares fell just 42...