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Consumer Confidence

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  • Toys R Us Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopters

    Toys R Us Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopters
    Toys R Us is recalling these remote-controlled helicopters. According to the press release from the CPSC: The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items.  This recall involves...
  • Multiple Injuries Prompt Jeep Stroller Recall

    Multiple Injuries Prompt Jeep Stroller Recall
    These Jeep Liberty Strollers by Kolcraft are being recalled. According to a press release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission: The inner tube of the tire on the stroller can rupture causing the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a...
  • Modifications in maintenance practices helping drivers get more from their vehicle

    We’re only one full decade into the 21st century but there have already been plenty of changes in the way we treat our vehicles. Much of the conventional wisdom from years past in respect to vehicle maintenance has fallen by the wayside, as...
  • Euro zone economic sentiment rises slightly in November

    Morale in the euro zone rose for the second straight month in November as a pick-up in industry sentiment just outweighed increased pessimism among consumers, offering a tentative sign that the bloc is avoiding outright stagnation. The European...
  • Oil hits four-year low amid fading expectations of OPEC cuts

    Oil hits four-year low amid fading expectations of OPEC cuts
    Fading hopes of a meaningful cut in production at Thursday's OPEC meeting sent oil prices tumbling to a four-year low as Thanksgiving in the United States saw world stocks touch the brakes on their recent rally. Gulf oil producers led by Saudi Arabia are...
  • U.S. consumer, business spending data point to slowing growth

    U.S. consumer, business spending data point to slowing growth
    U.S. consumer spending rose modestly in October and a measure of business spending plans fell for a second straight month, suggesting some slowing in the pace of economic growth. But other data on Wednesday showed consumer confidence approaching a 7-1/2-...
  • Sheridan Road in Highland Park marks 100th year

    Sheridan Road in Highland Park marks 100th year
    At 1 p.m. on Nov. 28, 1914, at the invitation of the Highland Park Business Men's Association, 115 motor vehicles drove single file north on Sheridan Road from the Congress Hotel to Forest Avenue in Highland Park. (The procession took several minor...
  • S&P 500 ends at record high boosted by tech shares

    S&P 500 ends at record high boosted by tech shares
    U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday boosted by tech shares, with the S&P 500 and Dow industrials closing at records, while the energy sector was once more the largest weight on the market as crude prices continued to flirt with multi-year lows. Hewlett-...
  • Lackluster consumer income and spending point to a slowing economy

    The economy just posted its best six-month stretch in 11 years, the labor market is on a record streak of job creation and gas prices are falling. But consumers — a key driver of U.S. economic growth — have not yet fully joined the party....
  • Wall Street ends little changed after mixed data batch

    Wall Street ends little changed after mixed data batch
    U.S. stocks ended little changed on Tuesday as the U.S. economy grew more than expected last quarter but soft readings on consumer confidence and house prices kept major indexes in a tight range. Third-quarter gross domestic product came in much stronger...
  • In show of confidence, Americans take on more debt: survey

    In show of confidence, Americans take on more debt: survey
    Total U.S. household debt rose slightly in the third quarter to a total of $11.7 trillion, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which pronounced the end of the crisis-era "deleveraging process." The increase of $78 billion...