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Consumer Confidence

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  • Lackluster consumer income and spending point to a slowing economy

    The economy just posted its best six-month stretch in 11 years, the labor market is on a record streak of job creation and gas prices are falling. But consumers — a key driver of U.S. economic growth — have not yet fully joined the party....
  • In show of confidence, Americans take on more debt: survey

    In show of confidence, Americans take on more debt: survey
    Total U.S. household debt rose slightly in the third quarter to a total of $11.7 trillion, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which pronounced the end of the crisis-era "deleveraging process." The increase of $78 billion...
  • Balancing Act: Corporate leadership: the next frontier for women in business

    Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg has told America's women to Lean In to our jobs rather than give up, and many of us have listened. More than 40 percent of women are the breadwinners in our households. Close to 8 million women own their businesses. Now comes...
  • Retail sales rebound ahead of the holidays

    Consumers went shopping in October and gave a much-needed boost to retailers, adding some crucial momentum to the holiday shopping season. U.S. retail sales increased 0.3% last month, after dropping 0.3% in September, the Commerce Department said...
  • Md. exchange attempts 'do-over' with new website

    Md. exchange attempts 'do-over' with new website
    Lost applications, frozen computer screens and hours spent waiting on hold for help — those consumer problems made up last year's narrative about Maryland's health insurance exchange, the online marketplace launched under the federal Affordable Care...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • EU economic growth outlook dims on rising geopolitical risks

    EU economic growth outlook dims on rising geopolitical risks
    The European Union cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, saying rising geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East and a broader global slowdown have eroded business and consumer confidence since the spring. The downgraded outlook,...
  • District 64 proposes slight budget increase

    District 64 proposes slight budget increase
    The public will get a chance next month to weigh in a proposed Niles Park Ridge District 64 budget that is up almost 5 percent over 2013. The $66.9 million plan was unanimously approved by the school board at a recent meeting. A public hearing has...
  • Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%

    Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%
    Inflation remained in check last month with consumer prices edging up only slightly as low gasoline costs offset higher grocery store bills. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in September after dropping 0.2% the previous month, the Labor Department...
  • Whatever happened to instruction manuals?

    Numerous studies suggest Americans are getting dumber. Perhaps such a study exists; I'm just too stupid to know where to look. So let's assume our brainpower meter is plummeting faster than congressional approval ratings. Now can somebody please alert...