Archive for June, 2013

Ipswich’s rates rise lowest in our region

DEFYING increasing financial challenges, Ipswich City Council on Wednesday announced the lowest rates increase in the region.

Cotton Futures Fall to Lowest in Almost Three Weeks; Cocoa Drops

Cotton futures fell to the lowest in almost three weeks on speculation that a slowing economy in China, the world’s biggest user, will curb demand. Cocoa and orange juice also declined.

Midwest, Southern States Register Lowest Unemployment

Half the nation’s states registered declines in their unemployment rates in May, with the lowest rates in the Midwest and South. But Western states still register the highest joblessness.

Lakeland Electric’s Residential Electric Rates Are Lowest in State, Again

Utility officials announced Monday that Lakeland Electric had moved ahead of Florida Power & Light for the lowest residential rates in the state.

Rates mixed at US Treasury auction with 6-month bills dropping to lowest since early 2012

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday’s auction with rates on six-month bills falling to the lowest point since early 2012.

Oregon workforce level lowest since ’70s

Oregon’s labor force participation rate, the share of the population 16 and over that is employed or unemployed, was 63.4 percent in 2012, the lowest figure in nearly 40 years, the state Employment Department said Thursday.

Pico Water District has lowest rates in Whittier area water utilities

If you want inexpensive water, move to the Pico Water District in Pico Rivera. Its estimated 5,300 customers pay the least among 13 water utilities serving the Whittier area, according to a Whittier Daily News survey.

Dow drops 217 points to lowest level in a month

NEW YORK A series of weak economic reports sent the Dow Jones industrial average plunging 217 points to its lowest level in a month.