Spending reflects a renewed faith in economy

Recent gauges of consumer confidence paint a rosy picture, with more Americans having an optimistic outlook on the economy.The Conference Board reported last month an index of...

US economy shrank at 2.9 percent rate last quarter, worst since recession, before recovering

...that in 2015," helped by a long-awaited improvement in wage growth.Of course, the optimistic projections could prove too rosy. Analysts see risks to their forecasts, primarily the possibility that tensions in the Middle East could cause oil prices to...

Closing the chapter: 2013 lessons for investors

...investors followed some simple advice this year: Don't worry, be happy. Next year, though, they will need to temper that rosy approach.In 2013, investors who blocked out the scary headlines about a possible government default, budget cuts, and concerns...

Vote for Blocker-Adams

...others, and common sense approaches to problems.Many charge that Helen is "too nice," and has one of those "everything's rosy and bright" outlooks. She is nice, granted. But she can, has and will turn it up a few notches, and in diplomatic fashion...

Diversity decorating

The rosy flesh and brilliant skin of red peppers and onions in a painting above the fireplace warm the atmosphere of the breakfast room...

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Plan your week

...claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates.HOLIDAY HAZE? Beware of the rosy retail holiday reports this week. The annual gauge of our spending appetites is bound to get some attention, especially because...

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Busch looks to Martinsville for rebound

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Everything looked rosy for Kurt Busch when the season began. Starting his third Winston Cup season, Busch was one of the favorites to win the series...

Overall athletic grades fall slightly

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Things were not quite as rosy in the classroom this past semester for South Carolina athletes, including the football and men's basketball teams. The school...

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Lawmakers raise concerns about trading halts; Levitt promises study

WASHINGTON -- Amid the rosy afterglow of the stock market recovery, some lawmakers raised concerns Wednesday about the operation of so-called circuit breakers...

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President's house project continues

Even as the grime of decades was washed off the rosy bricks of Woodrow Wilson's boyhood home Wednesday afternoon, half a block away, Augusta history lovers were turning over...