| Nov 22, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Bigger checks coming for state officials
It's that time again, when Pennsylvania elected and appointed officials get an extra chunk of change added to their paychecks.
The annual cost-of-living adjustment — based on changes in the consumer price...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:59 AM
The European Union on Tuesday 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.
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The turkey-and-gravy window is getting smaller again.
Retailers are stumbling over one another to announce ever-earlier opening times on Thanksgiving as they race to woo Black Friday shoppers with deep discounts during hours usually reserved for...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:53 PM
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,...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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)
| Nov 2, 2014
Watch out, millennials: There's a new generation in town, and the first wave is edging toward 20. The newly named Generation Edge (born beginning in 1995) is having an impact on fashion and beauty, with an emphasis on individual style and an embrace of...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 11:31 AM
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...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 11:40 AM
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...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 5:48 PM
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...
| Dec 7, 2014
As gas prices continue to descend to some of their lowest levels in more than five years, area consumers are beginning to loosen the strings on their purses, according to a recent federal report.
Strong to moderate job and wage growth in October and...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 4:56 PM
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...