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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionreports that the number of swine flu cases in the United States has topped 100, with confirmed infections in 11 states. In Columbus, the swine flu scare has resulted in a few more visits to Columbus emergency rooms.