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  • Lake Zurich residents to vote on home-rule status

    Lake Zurich residents to vote on home-rule status
    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...
  • U.S. auto sales surge in August to month's highest level in years

    U.S. auto sales surge in August to month's highest level in years
    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...
  • Valley business group delays vote on potential L.A. minimum wage hike

    Valley business group delays vote on potential L.A. minimum wage hike
    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...
  • Batavia to honor distinguished school alumni

    Batavia to honor distinguished school alumni
    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...
  • Credit-card debt jumps in Orlando as economy improves

    Credit-card debt jumps in Orlando as economy improves
    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...
  • Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math

    Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math
    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...
  • Floridians most confident since recession

    Floridians most confident since recession
    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...
  • Floridians' mood on economy remains at post-recession high

    Floridians' mood on economy remains at  post-recession high
    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...
  • The Ups And Downs Of State Surplus Estimates

    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...
  • Grocery prices rise 3.7 percent over year

    Grocery prices rise 3.7 percent over year
    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...
  • Consumer confidence hits post-recession high in Florida

    Consumer confidence hits post-recession high in Florida
    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...