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  • Australia consumer confidence edges higher in July

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A measure of Australian consumer sentiment improved modestly in July as worries about family finances eased, a survey showed on Wednesday, though the depressing impact of an unpopular federal budget continued to linger. The survey of...
  • Australia business conditions at five-month high: survey

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A measure of Australian business conditions hit the highest in five months in June as a pick up in sales and profits helped firms stay confident in the wake of an unpopular federal budget. National Australia Bank's survey of more...
  • Local officials stress firework safety

    Firework vendors have been cashing in on the country's love of pyrotechnic displays for Independence Day celebrations, and while there is an uptick in their use over the July 4 weekend, officials are reminding people to be careful whenever using them....
  • California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases

     California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases
    California's low-wage workers now have a little more money to pay their rent, see a doctor or hold an occasional backyard barbecue, now that the Fourth of July has come and gone. The state's minimum wage rose one dollar Tuesday to $9 an hour. The...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...
  • Fastest U.S. hiring since 1999 as company confidence rises

    Fastest U.S. hiring since 1999 as company confidence rises
    A family-run concrete business in Michigan, the U.S.'s second-biggest carmaker, the largest railroad and a solar power provider in California are all hiring as industrial companies lead a broad labor-market rebound that's on pace to add the most jobs in...
  • Job growth is robust in June; unemployment rate falls to 6.1%

    U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to a six-year low of 6.1%, the government reported Thursday. The net job growth in June exceeded analysts' expectations and signaled a strengthening labor market as the...
  • Experts Warn Against The Dangers Of Fireworks

    Fireworks on the 4th of July are an American tradition. Yet the celebration carries with it an inherent danger. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 11,400 people sustained injuries and eight people died due to fireworks in...
  • Boom time for moneylenders as debt pile drags on Thai recovery

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - "Business is great," said Aoy, a moneylender who charges a whopping 10 percent a month interest but finds plenty of takers in Thailand, where a huge pile of household debt is complicating the military government's efforts to revive a...
  • Brazil extends tax break for auto, furniture sales

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil will extend a tax break for the car and furniture industries until the end of the year to help boost sales depressed by a slowing economy, the government said on Monday. The six-month extension marks a change in policy for...
  • 'Easy money' helped to hold down unemployment, researchers find

    Without the Fed and its low interest rates, the jobless rate would have been higher these past few years pretty much all economists agree on that. But how much worse would things have been? A paper written by two economists for the Federal Reserve...
  • 7 of 8 District 34 schools to see improvements

    7 of 8 District 34 schools to see improvements
    About $5 million in work is underway in Glenview Elementary School District 34 to repair roofs, repave parking lots and sidewalks, replace emergency generators and lights and other projects. Improvements, which kicked off when the school year ended, are...