Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298,000

...since 2008. Consumer perceptions generally track the unemployment rate over time.But hiring has yet to boost wages by much. Wage growth has barely outpaced inflation since the recession ended more than five years ago. Still, more people with...

Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign

...levels in July 2013. Contracts in the Midwest fell 0.4 percent last month and also lag behind the pace of a year ago.Modest wage growth, which has barely run ahead of inflation, has hampered home sales. The Realtors forecast that roughly 5 million existing...

AP survey: Fed's outlook correct but not solution

...how the economy was faring.- Sluggish wage growth is slowing the U.S. economy...until next year at the earliest. Flat wages are "a limiting factor for consumer spending...market, such as the unemployment rate and wage gains. Policymakers must now consider...

Sales of US new homes fall in July

...coming out of the Great Recession has stalled. Sales lost much of their momentum beginning last October, derailed by modest wage growth, a bump in mortgage rates and many builders focusing more on rental apartments and high-end homes for wealthier buyers...

S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

...That's down from an upwardly revised June rate. New home sales have struggled to gain traction this year, held back by modest wage growth, a bump in mortgage rates and rising home prices. Several homebuilder stocks turned lower after the report came out...

US home price gains slow in June

...seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000. New-home sales lost much of their upward trajectory toward the end of last year, hurt by modest wage growth and a bump in mortgage rates after the Fed initially signaled a shift in its policies.

Phillip Spears

...Michael Mixon, Jim Beck, John Beck, Travis Spears, Michael Mahoney, David Mottel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy. in Lawrenceville, GA.

Jobs recovered, but not the wages

...has been going to the richest wage earners. They do that by showing the average wage has been getting higher at a faster rate than the median wage. If everything was equal...jobs, but not recovered its wages. @SCUTTLEBIZ SAYS:O'Charley's...

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall

...1 percent in June. The government counts only people searching for jobs as unemployed.Hiring has yet to boost wages by much. Wage growth has slightly outpaced inflation since the recession ended more than five years ago.But more jobs mean more...

Police using military-grade equipment concerns some Augusta-area residents

...ones involving drug busts."The use of paramilitary weapons and tactics to conduct ordinary law enforcement ? especially to wage the failed War on Drugs and most aggressively in communities of color ? has no place in contemporary society," the report...