Fed is moving toward rate hike, but just when still unclear

...Fed would act.In a statement after its latest policy meeting, the Fed noted that the job market, the housing industry and consumer spending are all improving. At the same time, it made clear it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before...
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AT&T hit with $100M fine, vows to fight it

...them unlimited ability to send and receive data, including Web browsing, GPS navigation and streaming videos. But once the consumer hit a certain level, the data on unlimited plans would be slowed down significantly, at speeds lower than advertised, the...
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Amazon: Delivery by drone in 30 minutes is coming for items they need quickly, said Paul E. Misener, vice president of global public policy for"If a consumer wants a small item quickly, instead of driving to go shopping or causing delivery automobiles to come to her home or office...
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Empire Editorial: Budget models have uncalculated risks

...isn't covered in the model is the effect the tax would have on consumer spending. If a state income tax were implemented, it would...of these measures are adopted, the impact on communities, consumer spending and jobs is weighed along with other intangibles not...
Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34M

...of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as he announced the agreement. "This is probably the most complex consumer safety recall in U.S. history."Safety regulators sparred with Takata for the past year over the size of the recalls and...
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Living & Growing: Being blessed

...Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-town Obituary Writer." Some who feel most blessed have very little by consumer culture standards. The blessed can thrive even amid hardship, ill health, meager resources and lack of advantages that others...
Mushroom hunters find tasty harvest

...the closest resemblance. However, be sure to know the differences before foraging, he said.False morels will make the consumer ill if eaten, Bowser said. People have been known to have bad reactions to even regular morels, he said.Bowser, while...
Panel: Could cramped airline seats be dangerous?

...passengers to evacuate after a crash.A consumer advisory group set up by the Department...government regulators.Charlie Leocha, the consumer representative on the committee, said...told the Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection.Before any new jet is allowed...
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Mother duck, brood waddle in school on trek to home

...students herded them from their courtyard nest to a nearby creek.It's a tradition for Tracy Larsen, who teaches family consumer sciences at Lewis and Clark Middle School in Billings.She says each spring, a mother duck settles in the school's courtyard...
Assembly raises sales tax cap to $12,000

...response to recent budget deficits. The ordinance also calls for the cap to be adjusted every two years in accordance with the Consumer Price Index, as measured in Anchorage. Currently single purchases of an item or service are taxed by the city up to the...


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