National surveys show consumers’ mood is brightening, and it’s not just holiday cheer. The more positive outlook has a lot to do with the steep drop in gasoline prices since last summer. 2015 holds the promise of more price relief not only at the gas pump but also at grocery stores.
Ohioans could see hike in phone bills
Phone rates for many Ohioans could go up by as much as $15 a year after a decision from state regulators. Companies can raise prices by 20 percent over current rates, but must phase in those increases if they are approved. Consumer advocates note the initial proposal could have hiked phone rates much as 20 percent a year with no phase in.