| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:50 PM
In a day of contradictory messaging, President Barack Obama on Thursday assailed income inequality and the stagnant earnings of the middle class after appearing at a $50,000-a-person Gold Coast fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn.
Obama, who returned to...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 9:14 PM
Did you get a raise last year? No? How about the year before that? Or the year before that?
Didn't think so.
Don't feel lonely. Few of us are seeing our incomes increase, even after five years of recovery from the Great Recession, according to...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Floridians set a new post-recession record for consumer confidence in September, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday.
The monthly statewide consumer index rose a point to 83, a level not seen since April 2007. It's the fourth...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The question in Los Angeles is not whether to raise the minimum wage -- that’s almost certainly going to happen -- but how much to raise it?
The City Council recently voted to hike base pay for hotel workers to $15.37 an hour -- 70% above...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Hispanics, the fastest growing voting bloc in America and the most critical group of swing voters, don't expect either Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio — the Florida politicians widely portrayed as having the most appeal to Hispanic voters — to win the...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Department store giant Macy's Inc. is bulking up its holiday ranks with 86,000 temporary positions, the latest retailer to boost seasonal hiring in preparation for the upcoming shopping season.
The Cincinnati-based company said it was hiring about 3,000...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:39 PM
As back-to-school sales blur into Christmas layaway promotions, consumers are spending again — but some economists warn that the splurging may be fleeting.
Americans opened their wallets in August after falling gas prices and an improving job...
| Sep 1, 2014
The good news is Florida's economy is recovering from the aftermath of the Great Recession. Population growth is up, unemployment is down. So, too, are the number of housing foreclosures, a persistent drag on Florida's all-important real-estate sector....
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Holiday shopping is expected to be stronger this year than last, with one retail group calling for the biggest gain in three years.
Consumers will spend an estimated $488.6 billion at shopping centers during November and December, a 4 percent sales...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Waste Management may be the Delray's trash hauler for a few more months.
And residents will likely be paying more for the company's collection service.
On Tuesday, commissioners are scheduled to extend the service agreement the city has with Waste...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Delray Beach residents have a sneak peek of how much they may be paying the city in taxes this year.
On Thursday, commissioners set the preliminary tax rate residents will be charged — $7.46 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The final rate...