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  • Greater Hartford Home Sales Register Slight Gain In 2014

    Greater Hartford home sales in 2014 failed to match double-digit gains in the two previous years, barely eking out an increase, a new report Friday showed. Sales of single-family houses rose just 1 percent, to 9,815, in 2014 from 9,711 in 2013, according...
  • Rising food, housing costs eat up gasoline savings

    Rising food, housing costs eat up gasoline savings
    People in South Florida are paying more for food and housing than a year ago — so much that it more than ate up a 22.1 percent drop in gasoline prices, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Still, the plunging prices at the pump...
  • Retailers expect even stronger growth in 2015

     Retailers expect even stronger growth in 2015
    The stars are aligning for a robust year in retail — but the spoils aren't likely to be shared equally. Decreasing unemployment, brightening consumer confidence and plummeting gas prices point to a boost in consumer spending in 2015 that should be...
  • Reform PSC, restore consumers' confidence: Editorial

    Reform PSC, restore consumers' confidence: Editorial
    Florida's major power companies have become political powers. It's time to rein them in, and the Legislature can make a start in 2015. State Sen. John Legg, R-Trinity, and Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, have introduced a measure to reform the way...
  • Stocks end see-saw day lower; Oil remains volatile

    Stocks end see-saw day lower; Oil remains volatile
    Stocks swung from gains to losses and almost back again on Tuesday. The U.S. market opened the day higher, getting a boost from encouraging news on hiring and small business confidence. The market then swooned in the afternoon as oil closed lower. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hispanics confident about economy, FAU poll finds

    Hispanics confident about economy, FAU poll finds
    A majority of Hispanics surveyed now feel the economy will continue to improve in the next five years, with consumer sentiment reaching a new high in December, according to a new poll by Florida Atlantic University. For the first time since FAU's...
  • Franchise group optimistic about growth in 2015

    Franchise group optimistic about growth in 2015
    Franchise businesses are optimistic about growing in 2015, but are concerned that increased federal regulations and a higher minimum wage could pressure that growth. The International Franchise Association expects the franchise industry to add 247,000...