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  • District 181 Board to consider maximum levy

    Extensive discussion over whether to assess the maximum allowable 2014 tax levy is likely when the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 Board meets Dec. 8 to approve its next levy. The board stayed away from the maximum allowable levy a...
  • European Union cuts economic growth forecast amid global tensions

    European Union cuts economic growth forecast amid global tensions
    The European Union on Tuesday cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, saying rising geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East and a broader global slowdown have eroded business and consumer confidence since the spring. The downgraded...
  • More retailers announce earlier opening times on Thanksgiving

    More retailers announce earlier opening times on Thanksgiving
    The turkey-and-gravy window is getting smaller again. Retailers are stumbling over one another to announce ever-earlier opening times on Thanksgiving as they race to woo Black Friday shoppers with deep discounts during hours usually reserved for...
  • EU economic growth outlook dims on rising geopolitical risks

    EU economic growth outlook dims on rising geopolitical risks
    The European Union cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, saying rising geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East and a broader global slowdown have eroded business and consumer confidence since the spring. The downgraded outlook,...
  • Why wouldn't you vote for a Democratic Congress?

    Why wouldn't you vote for a Democratic Congress?
    Midterm elections are today. If you are deciding not to vote or to vote against President Obama, here is what you are choosing to vote against: 1. Unemployment rate is under 6 percent for the first time since the Great Recession in 2008 (6 years) 2....
  • Generation Z (or is that Edge?) shows a fluid sense of style

    Generation Z (or is that Edge?) shows a fluid sense of style
    Watch out, millennials: There's a new generation in town, and the first wave is edging toward 20. The newly named Generation Edge (born beginning in 1995) is having an impact on fashion and beauty, with an emphasis on individual style and an embrace of...
  • Giant salary hike set for Parkland officials

    Coral Springs residents voted down a proposal to increase commissioner salaries in last week's election, but voters in Parkland were in a much more generous mood, approving a massive salary hike for city officials. While the proposed charter amendment...
  • Md. exchange attempts 'do-over' with new website

    Md. exchange attempts 'do-over' with new website
    Lost applications, frozen computer screens and hours spent waiting on hold for help — those consumer problems made up last year's narrative about Maryland's health insurance exchange, the online marketplace launched under the federal Affordable Care...
  • Retail sales rebound ahead of the holidays

    Consumers went shopping in October and gave a much-needed boost to retailers, adding some crucial momentum to the holiday shopping season. U.S. retail sales increased 0.3% last month, after dropping 0.3% in September, the Commerce Department said...
  • Past decade's rising food prices could mean pricey Turkey Day

    Past decade's rising food prices could mean pricey Turkey Day
    This fall, as we gather around the table and stuff ourselves silly, consider that our annual food coma disguised as a national holiday will hit us in the belly AND the wallet. Take turkey, for example. Plain old frozen turkey, the kind your mom would...
  • About two-thirds of Americans are limiting spending, survey finds

    Americans are feeling better about their finances than at any time since the Great Recession of 2007-09, but that doesn't mean they are ready to go on a spending spree. Despite a sharp decline in layoffs since the recession and progress paying down their...