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Gasoline Lifts U.S. Consumer Prices; Economy Picks Up Speed
Economic Conditions

Gasoline Lifts U.S. Consumer Prices; Economy Picks Up Speed

Price stability and a strengthening economy, highlighted by a tightening labor market, likely will push the Federal Reserve a step closer to raising interest rates later this year.
U.S. Economy Picking Up Steam After Weak First Quarter
Economic Conditions

U.S. Economy Picking Up Steam After Weak First Quarter

Data suggest the economic outlook has brightened thanks to a low in jobless claims, a rise in consumer spending and a solid increase in wages.
Strong Dollar Puts Pressure on 'Made in USA' Firms
Economic Conditions

Strong Dollar Puts Pressure on 'Made in USA' Firms

The dollar's run-up over the past six months is pinching small exporters, who say they're facing pricing pressure and overseas competition.
Kate Rogers
Why Small Businesses Don't Want a Loan
Loans

Why Small Businesses Don't Want a Loan

The reason may be due to uncertainties caused by the financial crisis and how home values have fallen so much.
Kate Rogers
What Will Soar and Fail in Tech and Business This Year
Predictions

What Will Soar and Fail in Tech and Business This Year

The tech guru whose predictions are closely followed by Silicon Valley luminaries has some thoughts about what to expect in 2015.
Shalene Gupta
How Entrepreneurs Will Eventually Breathe Freedom Into Cuba
Cuba

How Entrepreneurs Will Eventually Breathe Freedom Into Cuba

The diplomatic opening with Cuba will slowly allow the export of opportunity, not just goods, to the Cuban people.
John Pilmer
For Small Businesses, Positive Change Is On the Horizon
Small Businesses

For Small Businesses, Positive Change Is On the Horizon

These three pressures building in the small-business sector are going to help jump start a revolution in how things are done.
Chris Myers
McDonald's Franchisees Brace for Sales Slowdown
McDonalds

McDonald's Franchisees Brace for Sales Slowdown

Despite lower gas prices padding Americans' wallets, McDonald's U.S. franchisees forecast negative trends to continue.
Katie Little
U.S. Retail Sales Weak, Cast a Cloud on Consumer Spending
Economic Conditions

U.S. Retail Sales Weak, Cast a Cloud on Consumer Spending

Economists had expected core retail sales to rise last month. They fell.
World Set to End Year in Brittle Economic State
Economic Conditions

World Set to End Year in Brittle Economic State

Factory activity is shrinking in China, euro zone business growth remains weak and emerging market giant Russia is in a spiraling currency crisis.
Solid U.S. Retail Sales Point to Firming Economic Recovery
Retail

Solid U.S. Retail Sales Point to Firming Economic Recovery

Retailers nationwide reported a brisk jump in November sales and optimism about the holiday season.
Millionaires More Confident in U.S. Economy
Economic Conditions

Millionaires More Confident in U.S. Economy

There are several reasons why America's millionaires are an increasingly confident bunch.
Eric Rosenbaum
The Office Holiday Party Is Back, and That's a Good Sign for the Economy
Office Party

The Office Holiday Party Is Back, and That's a Good Sign for the Economy

Nine out of 10 companies plan to throw holiday parties in 2014, a survey shows, up from previous years.
John Kell
Economists See Revved-Up Economy Next Year
Economic Conditions

Economists See Revved-Up Economy Next Year

In case you missed it, the U.S. economy is picking up speed.