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  • Should there be a minimum wage increase nationwide?

    Should there be a minimum wage increase nationwide?
    A one-day strike was held Thursday by fast-food workers in cities around the country, including Hartford, in support of raising the minimum wage. Democrats in Congress are pushing a bill that would gradually  raise it to $10.10 an hour from $7.25 and...
  • Investing: Why you still need tips

    Treasury inflation-protected securities are the go-to income investments if you want to protect principal from the ravages of inflation. But there's a problem: TIPS can lose money and can do so surprisingly quickly. The downside of TIPS came to light...
  • Pioneering nationwide used-car seller keeps up the growth

    (EDITOR'S NOTE: Andrew Leckey, who has written his investment column for TMS for more than 26 years, will no longer write the column in order to focus on his efforts as president of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona...
  • Lawmaker: Pension plan 'very likely' for veto session

    Lawmaker: Pension plan 'very likely' for veto session
    A key member of a legislative panel charged with finding a way to fill Illinois' worst-in-the-nation unfunded pension liability said Sunday that she believes it is "very likely" a plan to change state retirement benefits could be agreed upon to present to...
  • Retailers extending Black Friday deals amid lukewarm demand

    Retailers extending Black Friday deals amid lukewarm demand
    With holiday spending on clothes and toys off to a chilly start, worried retailers are plying shoppers with an early gift: Black Friday-style bargains extended into the first weeks of December. Merchants get nervous each year during the dreaded early-...
  • Anxious retailers stretch holiday hours

    Anxious retailers stretch holiday hours
    With a week to go before Christmas, retailers are in full battle mode, with many unveiling plans to keep their stores open for marathon stretches to give last-minute gift buyers every opportunity to spend. Toys R Us will throw its doors wide starting at...
  • California posts strong job growth

    California posts strong job growth
    California's economy showed renewed signs of strength last month when employers added the most jobs since October 2012, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. Employers created a net 44,300 jobs in November, led by a surge in...
  • Survey: Florida consumers more upbeat after 5 gloomy months

    Survey: Florida consumers more upbeat after 5 gloomy months
    Floridians emerged more upbeat about the economy and their own finances in November after five months of dropping consumer confidence, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. Consumer sentiment throughout the state especially...
  • Florida consumer confidence up from year ago

    Florida consumer confidence up from year ago
    Floridians kept their rising confidence in the economy with a University of Florida survey released Tuesday showing spirits were higher than a year ago. Consumer confidence throughout the state remained in December at 77, the same as the revised...
  • Stocks open higher on good jobs, consumer confidence news

    Stocks opened higher on Wall Street as traders return from the Christmas holiday. Good news about the U.S. job market encouraged investors to bid up stock prices. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week by the most...
  • Mobile platforms fuel spending growth in U.S. advertising

    Advertising spending in the U.S. and Canada is expected to grow 4% next year, according to newly released forecast by ad giant ZenithOptimedia. This year, spending is expected to inch up 3.4% in North America, slowing a bit after last year's infusion of...
  • A government shutdown could hurt economy more now than it did in 1995

    A government shutdown could hurt economy more now than it did in 1995
    WASHINGTON — The last time the federal government shut down, for three weeks in the winter of 1995-96, the American economy felt a jolt but recovered quickly. Things don't look anywhere near as promising this time around. The nation is currently...