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  • Japan May orders data shock casts shadow over recovery scenario

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's machinery orders tumbled by a record margin in May, dashing hopes for a bounce and casting doubt over a scenario of investment-led recovery in the world's third-largest economy. The data are highly volatile, but serve as an...
  • Highland Pop realizes owner's sweet dream

    Highland Pop realizes owner's sweet dream
    Kimberly Silvestri Cohen, 51, owner of Highland Pop, is originally from Elmwood Park but has lived in Highland Park for the past 23 years.Her business at 1822 Second St. in Highland Park makes popcorn, fudge, and chocolate-dipped fruit and pretzels....
  • Back-to-school tax holiday starts Aug. 1

    Prepare to legally cheat the tax man Aug. 1-3 when Florida's sales-tax holiday gets underway for back-to-school shopping. New this year, clothing items exempted from the state's 6-percent sales-tax increases to $100 per item. For computers and...
  • D.C. could use a guide to First Amendment

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Wednesday, July 9: A couple of months ago, these pages related the story of Tonia Edwards and Bill Main, owners of a Segway tour guide company in Washington, D.C., called Segs in the...
  • Not taxing U.S. corporations gives a pass to foreigners [Commentary]

    Not taxing U.S. corporations gives a pass to foreigners [Commentary]
    Supreme Court conservatives continue to insist that corporations have the same rights as people on matters ranging from making campaign donations (Citizens United) to raising religious objections to government policies (Hobby Lobby). Meanwhile, anti-tax...
  • Your Place: Best to watch long-term trends in real-estate market

    When I started writing about real estate full time, the experts cautioned me not to chase month-to-month data, and to focus instead on quarterly and yearly figures. I've tried to toe that line. As agents, builders and economists would be quick to tell...
  • Building a better BGE bill [Letter]

    Building a better BGE bill [Letter]
    Letter writer Lois Raimondi asks if she should cut back on her medication to pay for BGE's rate increases ("Will PSC ever turn down BGE?" July 9). I can't do that as I have already cut out all of my medications, including vitamins. Next she asks if...
  • U.S. consumer credit rises by $19.6 billion in May

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer credit rose in May, a sign that easy monetary policy was providing substantial support for the economy. Total consumer credit increased by $19.6 billion to $3.19 trillion, the Federal Reserve said on Tuesday. That...
  • Consumers borrowed more in May, though pace of growth slowed

    Consumers borrowed more in May, though pace of growth slowed
    Americans borrowed $19.6 billion more in May in consumer credit, although growth slowed from the previous month's torrid pace, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday. Outstanding consumer credit, which includes auto and student loans as well as credit card...
  • U.S., Amex duel at antitrust trial over credit card fees

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Express Co has hindered price competition in the U.S. credit card market and prevented merchants and consumers from reaping cost savings, a lawyer for the U.S. government said on Monday during the first day of a trial in...
  • Anthem Blue Cross faces another suit over Obamacare doctor networks

    Anthem Blue Cross faces another suit over Obamacare doctor networks
    Amid growing scrutiny statewide, insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross faces another consumer lawsuit over its use of narrow networks in Obamacare coverage. A group of Anthem policyholders sued California's largest for-profit health insurer Tuesday in state...