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  • Consumer spending rose in January after adjusting for low gas prices

    Consumer spending rose in January after adjusting for low gas prices
    Consumer spending bounced back in January after taking into account sharply lower gas and energy prices, the Commerce Department said Monday. Overall spending actually fell for the second straight month, the first time that's happened since the Great...
  • Cosmic inflation: Dust finally settles on BICEP2 results

    Cosmic inflation: Dust finally settles on BICEP2 results
    Reports of evidence of cosmic inflation may have been, well, overblown. When the BICEP2 team announced last year that they had found signs of cosmic inflation, the universe’s powerful growth spurt that had been predicted but that had never been...
  • Producer prices plunged in January because of cheaper gas and oil

    Producer prices plunged in January because of cheaper gas and oil
    The average prices businesses received for goods and services plunged last month because of sharply cheaper gasoline and other oil products, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The producer price index declined 0.8% in January from the previous month, ...
  • Fed officials stress patience in rate hike talks

    Fed officials stress patience in rate hike talks
    Federal Reserve policymakers do not appear ready to start raising interest rates anytime soon, with officials expressing concerns about inflation and lingering weakness in the labor market. Minutes of the Fed's Jan. 27-28 meeting released Wednesday show...
  • Bone up before you buy: The ABCS of picking a Medigap policy

    People enrolling in traditional Medicare should buy a supplemental insurance policy to cover the substantial gaps left by deductibles and co-payments, according to consumer advocates. But choosing a private Medigap plan can be daunting. That's what Joyce...
  • Fed policymakers weighed risks of interest rate hike, minutes show

    Fed policymakers weighed risks of interest rate hike, minutes show
    A decision on when to start raising the Federal Reserve’s benchmark interest rate remained elusive, even though policymakers spent much of their last meeting debating the timing of the hike. Many worried at the Federal Open Market Committee...
  • Connecticut Lottery: 43 Years, Nearly 25 Billion Dollars

    Connecticut Lottery: 43 Years, Nearly 25 Billion Dollars
    Forty-three years ago, as Connecticut officials were gearing up to sell the very first tickets for the state’s newly approved lottery, Gov. Thomas Meskill bullishly declared that residents’ appetite for legalized gambling would put $14 million...
  • Fed Chair Yellen must weigh U.S. growth against global slowdown

     Fed Chair Yellen must weigh U.S. growth against global slowdown
    Now comes the tough part for Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen. After winding down the central bank's bond-buying stimulus without roiling financial markets, Yellen begins her second year on the job next week with the more difficult task of...
  • Plunging energy prices cause biggest cost-of-living drop in six years

    Plunging energy prices cause biggest cost-of-living drop in six years
    Plunging energy prices last month led to the biggest decline in the cost of living in six years, keeping inflation well below the Federal Reserve's target and possibly complicating plans for the central bank to start raising interest rates. The Consumer...
  • Hogan proposes tax relief in four areas

    Hogan proposes tax relief in four areas
    Gov. Larry Hogan used his first State of the State address to follow through on a campaign promise, vowing Wednesday to push for tax relief for small businesses, motorists and some retirees, and to seek repeal of a controversial stormwater fee. "The...
  • Stocks rally on Greece deal, Fed remarks ... but will good feelings last?

    Stocks rally on Greece deal, Fed remarks ... but will good feelings last?
    Another intermission in the Greek debt drama and pacifying words from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen have lifted stocks once again to new record highs. Yet neither Greece nor the Fed is probably done unnerving investors for long. Stresses over...