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Consumer Confidence

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  • Shoppers come out for calmer Black Friday

    Shoppers come out for calmer Black Friday
    Opposed to shopping on Thanksgiving Day, Betty Allen of West Friendship waited until midnight to head to Walmart in Ellicott City for $2 DVDs and then shopped through the night without crowds to buy boots and clothing for her four children with stops at...
  • Early radio in Carroll County [Eagle Archives]

    Having grown up in Carroll County, I can tell you that, as late as the 1950s, radio was always a big deal in Carroll County. I remember our first television. It was a nice novelty. We still listened to the radio. On Nov. 18, 1932, according to the...
  • The gas tax's 'toll on America' is already too heavy [Letter]

    The gas tax's 'toll on America' is already too heavy [Letter]
    I read with astonishment your editorial calling for a 15-cent increase in the federal gas tax, to 33.4 cents per gallon ("The toll on America," Dec. 5). This is on the heels of Gov. Martin O'Malley's hike in the state gas tax, which will go up every...
  • Home prices continue steady rise, as sales slow

    Home prices continue steady rise, as sales slow
    Home prices in the Baltimore metro region continued a slow and steady climb in November, while sales grew sluggish, a seasonal trend exacerbated by economic uncertainty. Home prices rose just over 4 percent in November compared with the same time last...
  • Howard commission readies recommendations for council, exec salaries

    A citizens' commission created to review the compensation levels of the county executive and council is close to making its final recommendations. After more than four months of meetings, in which commission members parsed budget information, examined...
  • Salary process starts for Howard County executive, council members

    Salary process starts for Howard County executive, council members
    Howard County's newly appointed compensation review commission met for the first time Monday, July 29, to begin the process of deciding next term's salaries for the county executive and council members. The commission, which is composed of seven...
  • Md. GOP needs good ideas and candidates

    Your article, "Md. GOP considers opening its primary" (July 18), came as a surprise since I am a member of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee and had not heard about any plans to allow independents to vote in our primaries. Sure, we are...
  • Retail sales expected to rise 4 percent in July

    Sales at the nation's chain stores are expected to show a 4.1 percent gain in July, an improvement over the 2.5 percent sales increase a year earlier, Retail Metrics is reporting. Retail demand has improved since spring along with improvements in...
  • Baltimore-area home prices rose 5.6 percent in July

    Baltimore-area home prices rose 5.6 percent in July
    Baltimore-area home prices rose in July to their highest level in five years as buyers competed for a limited supply of homes on the market, the region's multiple listing service said Monday. The median sales price grew 5.6 percent to $264,062 last...
  • Consumer confidence rebounds in December

    Consumer confidence rebounds in December
    Consumer confidence is on the rebound. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased to 78.1 in December from 72.0 in November, the Conference Board said. The monthly consumer confidence survey looks at what consumers buy and watch....
  • The year of the bull [Editorial]

    The year of the bull  [Editorial]
    By most statistical measures, 2013 will be remembered as a respectable but not great year for the U.S. economic recovery. The gross domestic product grew by about 2.5 percent, which was slightly better than the nation has seen since the end of the Great...
  • Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction

    Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction
    First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...