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Consumer Confidence

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  • 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...
  • Embracing color: How to set the tone with paint

    When it's time to choose paint colors for a room, people can be intimidated. "Our consumers don't have a lot of confidence in choosing a color," says Sue Kim, color strategist at The Valspar Corp. of Chicago. After all, a gap of one or two years often...
  • Winnetka District 36 lowers tax levy

    Winnetka District 36 lowers tax levy
    After a two-year analysis of its finances, Winnetka District 36 decided it was taking in more taxes than necessary, leading to a recent decision to reduce the 2014 tax levy by about 8 percent over the previous year. The board in December approved a levy...
  • 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....
  • Storm Continues For CL&P, Unions

    Storm Continues For CL&P, Unions
    The snowstorm passed smoothly for Connecticut Light & Power Co., but the maelstrom that hit this week is not abating. The union maelstrom, that is. This isn't about a contract, it's about staffing, outsourcing and work centers around the state. It looks...
  • Some La Grange trustees favor dropping food and beverage tax

    Some La Grange trustees favor dropping food and beverage tax
    Some La Grange trustees are leaning toward a plan to eliminate the 1 percent food and beverage tax as part of a funding package to finance flood relief efforts. Village Board members weighed in on an array of options presented Monday to finance up to...
  • Report: Virginia, Hampton Roads homes sales grew during Q4 2014

     Report: Virginia, Hampton Roads homes sales grew during Q4 2014
    Homes sales appear to rebounding across the state and in Hampton Roads. Realtors sold 22,968 homes during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a recent report released by the Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR). That's a 2.3 percent increase over...
  • Atwater: Stress tests may instill confidence in insurance

    Atwater: Stress tests may instill confidence in insurance
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Florida's top financial officer said Tuesday that creating and publicizing a “stress test” will help instill public confidence in the smaller insurers that have come to dominate Florida's property insurance...
  • Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now

    Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now
    For the fourth time in 12 years, the world is facing a deflation scare. And as with any good horror movie, no one is sure what lurks in the shadows. Since summer, slowing growth in China and severe weakness in Europe and Japan have deepened fears that...
  • 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...