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These Jobs Are Seeing Biggest Pay Hikes

May 23, 2018 |

Lawyers have enjoyed one of the largest pay increases over the past year. A 4.7% increase as of April brings the median base pay for an attorney to $ 101,817, according to Glassdoor. But lower-skill positions in high demand are making strides, too, including truck and delivery drivers. The…
Newser

Amazon Hikes Annual Prime Price

April 27, 2018 |

Amazon is raising the price of its annual Prime membership fee to $ 119 a year, up 20% from $ 99. New Prime members in the US will be charged the higher price starting May 11. The increase will apply to renewals of existing memberships starting on June 16. Besides free two-day…
Newser

Strong economy pushing Fed to consider faster pace of rate hikes even as trade-war risk grows

April 12, 2018 |

Federal Reserve officials leaned toward a slightly faster pace of tightening at their March meeting as their growth outlook and confidence in hitting their inflation target strengthened, according to minutes released Wednesday.

“A number of participants indicated that the stronger outlook for economic…


L.A. Times – Business

Fed increases key interest rate and signals faster pace of rate hikes next year amid stronger economic growth

March 22, 2018 |

Federal Reserve officials see a stronger U.S. economy and signaled Wednesday that would mean a slightly faster pace of interest rate hikes in coming years.

For the moment, they’re sticking with plans for three small hikes in their benchmark interest rate this year while adding one more hike in…


L.A. Times – Business

Will the wild stock market cause the Federal Reserve to slow interest rate hikes? And should it?

February 13, 2018 |

Financial markets delivered an unwelcome gift for Jerome H. Powell when he was sworn in last week as chairman of the Federal Reserve — a nosedive.

Triggered by fears of rising inflation and interest rates, the Dow Jones industrial average’s record 1,175-point plunge on Feb. 5 kicked off the worst…


L.A. Times – Business

Amazon hikes monthly Prime membership fees by 20%

January 19, 2018 |

Amazon is boosting the price of its monthly Prime membership fees for new and existing members by nearly 20%.

The online retailer said Friday its annual membership fee of $ 99 will not change.

Starting immediately, new members will pay $ 12.99 a month, up from $ 10.99. Qualifying college students…


L.A. Times – Business

Fed hikes its key interest rate again and sharply increases next year’s economic growth forecast

December 13, 2017 |

Federal Reserve monetary policymakers on Wednesday nudged up their key interest rate again and sharply increased their forecast for the economy’s performance in 2018 as Congress neared passage of a large tax cut package.

Fed officials voted 7-2 after a two-day meeting to increase the rate by a…


L.A. Times – Business

Serbian retirees demand pension hikes after austerity cuts

October 26, 2017 |

Several hundred Serbian pensioners have rallied in Belgrade to demand that the government increase pensions which were reduced as part of austerity measures agreed with the International Monetary Fund.
FOX News

Anthem eases up on 2018 health insurance premium hikes after pressure from California

October 12, 2017 |

Insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross agreed to reduce two planned premium increases for 2018 after California regulators questioned the company’s rationale for raising rates by as much as it had initially proposed.

The scaled-back rate hikes, in the individual and small-employer markets, will reduce…


L.A. Times – Business