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  • U.S. consumer sentiment dips in preliminary August reading

    (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment fell in August to its lowest since last November while a barometer of current economic conditions rose to its highest since July 2007, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's...
  • Resale is hot for back to school

    Resale is hot for back to school
    Kate Smith was never one to rifle through the racks at thrift stores. But when she saw almost new high-end kids' clothes selling at steep discounts on online resale shop ThredUp, the mom of two felt she'd made a real back-to-school shopping find. "I get...
  • German investor morale plunges on Ukraine, growth worries

    MANNHEIM Germany (Reuters) - German analyst and investor morale plunged in August to its lowest level in more than 1-1/2 years as the crisis in Ukraine took its toll, a survey showed, suggesting that Europe's largest economy is running out of steam....
  • Japan firms finally get pricing power just as economic growth sputters

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies, long bedevilled by deflation, are finally starting to pass on higher costs to their customers just as the economy stumbles, potentially complicating decisions for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the central bank. Early...
  • Australian business conditions best in four years: survey

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A measure of Australian business conditions hit the highest in four years in July as firms reported a sharp pick up in sales and profitability, though many remained reluctant to hire new workers. National Australia Bank's survey of...
  • Connecticut No. 3 Nationwide In Annual Spending Per Person

    Connecticut No. 3 Nationwide In Annual Spending Per Person
    Connecticut residents spend more on average than almost anywhere else in the country. When the total spending on housing, utilities, health care, groceries, eating out, insurance, clothing and shoes and so on is divided by every man, woman and child, it...
  • Do Public Hearings Influence What Health Insurance Costs?

    A Fairfield County couple traveled to Hartford in June to urge regulators not to let Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield raise rates on close to 66,200 health insurance policies, including their son's. It was the first public hearing in nearly four years...
  • China July data to give clues on recovery strength, more stimulus

    BEIJING (Reuters) - A raft of China data over the coming week will give the first indications of the economy's third-quarter performance, after conflicting signals suggested that more stimulus measures may be needed to ensure a sustained recovery....
  • India keeps policy rate unchanged, sounds tough on inflation

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's central bank kept its key policy repo rate unchanged on Tuesday as widely expected, and voiced a commitment to bringing down inflation that convinced many analysts that markets will have to wait until next year for the next...
  • McDonald's warns China meat scandal puts 2014 sales 'at risk'

    McDonald's Corp. is gearing up to sell chicken and beef in a few Chinese cities again this week after its supplier was accused of selling old meat, but the company said Monday that the food scare is hurting its results across Asia.  The fast-food...
  • Automakers post big July sales amid growing consumer confidence

    Automakers posted one of their best months in years in July. The car companies sold more than 1.4 million vehicles last month, a 9.1% gain from the same month a year earlier, according to AutoData Corp. Most of the big automakers posted increases near...