| Sep 4, 2014
Lake Zurich residents will have the opportunity to decide at the ballot box this November whether they want the village to become a home-rule community or not.
The village board of trustees voted 5-1 recently to put the question to voters in this year's...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Auto sales rose to their highest August levels in about a decade based on the early reports from automakers Wednesday.
Chrysler, Ford, Toyota and Nissan all posted gains while General Motors saw sales slip.
Automakers sold about 1.6 million vehicles...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Following extended debate, a San Fernando Valley-based business group delayed voting Thursday on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's soon-to-be-unveiled plan to hike the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017.
Stuart Waldman, executive director...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Distinguished Batavia school alumni will have the opportunity to take their place in a "hall of honor" under a new initiative announced this week by the Batavia Foundation.
Nan Phillips, a retired teacher and a member of the Batavia Foundation, told the...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Fueled by a stronger economy, credit-card debt is accelerating for the first time in years in Metro Orlando — one of the country's fastest-growing markets for paying with plastic, a new study has found.
Consumer credit-card debt in the metro...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:53 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist trying to claim credit for stewarding the state’s tourism- and housing-dependent economy through the worst global crash...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Floridians feel more confident about the economy than they have since the recession, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday.
The monthly statewide consumer index rose a point to 83, a level not seen since April 2007. It's the third...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Floridians remained at a post-recession high for consumer confidence for the third month in a row while the nation's consumer sentiment fell slightly, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday.
Overall, Floridians are still feeling...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:31 PM
HARTFORD — Keeping track of official estimates of Connecticut's state surplus over the past few months has been a little like attempting to describe the flight of a bumblebee: It's down, it's up, down, and there it goes, up again.
All those swerves...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Having a bit of sticker shock at the grocery store?
You aren't alone with food costs rising 3.7 percent in a year in Broward and Miami-Dade counties in June, well above the 2.4 percent increase for the nation as a whole, according to the U.S. Bureau...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Floridians' consumer confidence rose to a post-recession high in June, with people saying they are both upbeat about their own personal finances and the country's, according to a University of Florida survey.
The survey's index climbed four points to 82...