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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wall Street's reaction to Anthem data breach: ho-hum

    Wall Street's reaction to Anthem data breach: ho-hum
    The parent of Anthem Blue Cross disclosed late Wednesday that hackers stole the personal information of as many as 80 million customers and employees in the worst security breach of a U.S. healthcare company. On Thursday, Anthem Inc. shares fell just 42...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Trucks drive big sales gains at GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota

    Trucks drive big sales gains at GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota
    Low gas prices, low interest rates and strong consumer confidence helped automakers post a big jump in sales in January, with General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Honda and Nissan all reporting double-digit gains. Truck sales were especially strong. Based on...