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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Strong outlook for Lehigh Valley economy, Chamber members told

    Strong outlook for Lehigh Valley economy, Chamber members told
    The Lehigh Valley and U.S. economies are on the mend. Wells Fargo global economist Jay H. Bryson told the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce at its annual Economic Outlook meeting Tuesday that the bank forecasts improved economic growth in the...
  • Home builder confidence slips to start the year, report says

    U.S. home builders grew slightly less optimistic in January, although they're still confident in the market for newly built single-family homes. The National Assn. of Home Builders confidence index, released Tuesday, fell a point from December, to a...
  • Prospects for housing market looking brighter

    Prospects for housing market looking brighter
    First-time homebuyers and would-be buyers with scuffed credit histories may find more doors opening to them in the real estate market in the coming year, according to a leading mortgage-industry analyst. Keith Gumbinger is vice president of HSH...
  • Orlando's 'living wage' policy unchanged for 11 years

    Orlando's 'living wage' policy unchanged for 11 years
    Orlando adopted an $8.50-an-hour "living-wage" policy in 2003 but hasn't changed it in the 11 years since. Orlando's "living-wage" policy for city workers and contractors, the only one in Central Florida, was hailed as a way to lift the working poor...
  • 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...
  • U.S. gains 257,000 job; unemployment rate ticks up

    U.S. gains 257,000 job; unemployment rate ticks up
    U.S. employers hired at a stellar pace last month, wages rose by the most in six years, and Americans responded by streaming into the job market to find work. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy gained a seasonally adjusted 257,000 jobs in...
  • US gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct.

    US gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct.
    WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a vigorous 257,000 jobs in January, and wages jumped by the most in six years — evidence that the job market is accelerating closer to full health. The surprisingly robust report the government issued Friday...
  • Best wage growth in six years boosts another strong jobs report

    Best wage growth in six years boosts another strong jobs report
    The economy had another robust month of job growth in January, adding 257,000 net new positions and producing the best wage gains in more than six years, the Labor Department reported Friday. The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.7%, but that was because...