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  • We are what we Drive

    Cars get us from point A to point b In between, they communicate a little something about who we are   By Deb Acord CTW Features   Walk through a dealership lot and what do you see reflected in the maze of gleaming paint, chrome and glass? A new...
  • U.S. Army Working on Green Humvee

    By Patrick Olsen Cars.com The U.S. Army is looking for a few more miles to the gallon, and a new troop carrier that might replace the famed gas-hungry Humvee could get as much as 70% better fuel economy. Specifically, the Army is working with Ricardo...
  • The pros and cons of owning a hybrid vehicle

    You’ve heard the hype about hybrids.  But what are the real benefits and disadvantages to owning one?   Hybrid car sales have dipped in recent years. However, supporters note that vehicle sales in general have also decreased over that period,...
  • P/T Captioning Clerk Position

    TRIBUNE BROADCASTING POSITION DESCRIPTION POSITION: Captioning Clerk DATE: 2/18/11 DEPARTMENT: Closed Captioning Center REPORTS TO: Closed Captioning Manager ROLE: Perform independently a variety of clerical/administrative duties following defined...
  • This time, Isle car giveaway goes to employee

    This time, Isle car giveaway goes to employee
     Casino staffers are usually the ones circling around the happy customer who has just won a new car, but this time at the Isle Casino and Racing, the ride went to one of their own.  Isle GM Rob Wyre drew out a winning name Friday from about 3,000...
  • Egg labels may confuse consumers

    Egg labels may confuse consumers
    "Pasture-raised eggs": Do you look for that description when shopping? You're not alone. Fewer than 1 in 4 respondents looked for the phrase "pasture-raised" according to a poll of 670 Americans conducted in May for Vital Farms (vitalfarms.com), an...
  • Market Report: What do you do with green tomatoes?

    Market Report: What do you do with green tomatoes?
    What's the deal with all the green tomatoes piled up at farmers markets? Well, you can blame the cooler weather, says Danny Disterheft of D & S Fruits & Vegetables, his farm in Berrien Springs, Mich. But consumer demand means that Disterheft, who was at...
  • What's left on the menu? Russian restaurateurs wrangle with food ban

    What's left on the menu? Russian restaurateurs wrangle with food ban
    Moscow's sweeping sanctions on European food have sent Russian restaurateurs, retail chains and food producers scrambling for alternative supplies and bracing for Soviet-style shortages. The tit for tat trade restrictions - a response to U.S. and EU...
  • Corinthian Colleges tells investors it is facing a criminal probe

    Corinthian Colleges tells investors it is facing a criminal probe
    After months of financial uncertainty and battles with regulators, Corinthian Colleges Inc. told investors Wednesday about the prospect of a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors. The beleaguered Orange County for-profit college company said...
  • Consumer spending falls for 1st time in a year as income growth slows

    Americans surprisingly spent less in April, the first monthly drop in a year and a potentially worrisome sign for an economic rebound after a slow winter. Consumer spending was down $8.1 billion, or 0.1%, last month, the Commerce Department said Friday....
  • Consumers' daily spending hits nearly 6-year high, Gallup poll finds

    Consumers' daily spending hits nearly 6-year high, Gallup poll finds
    Americans reported they spent more on average each day last month than at any time since 2008, boosted by a Memorial Day spending spree, according to Gallup poll results released Monday. The self-reported average daily spending of $98 in May was up...