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  • Hearing set on property tax levy for Northbrook Glenview District 30

    Hearing set on property tax levy for Northbrook Glenview District 30
    A slight increase in the 2014 property tax levy for Northbrook Glenview School District 30 will be discussed at a public hearing Dec. 11, followed by a school board vote. An initial vote by the board approved an increase of 1.5 percent for inflation and...
  • Home builders grow more confident in November

    Single-family home builders are increasingly optimistic heading into the holidays, as more potential buyers stroll through their model homes. The National Assn. of Home Builders said Tuesday that its gauge of builder confidence rose four points to 58...
  • Glenview schools propose tax levy hikes

    Glenview schools propose tax levy hikes
    Two Glenview-based school districts have proposed tax levy increases for 2014. Glenbrook High School District 225 plans to ask for a tentative 3.7 percent tax levy increase while Glenview School District 34 proposed a 3.5 percent increase. District...
  • More Americans to travel for Thanksgiving

    This year's throng of Thanksgiving travelers will be the largest in seven years, AAA Travel says. Some 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this year, a 4.2 percent increase from last year, AAA forecast Thursday, Some 2.3...
  • Inflation slowing here but still higher than U.S. overall

    Inflation slowing here but still higher than U.S. overall
    We got a break in food, gas and housing costs, but South Florida's inflation is still running ahead of the national average, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. South Florida's consumer price index for all urban consumers increased 2....
  • Nearly 1 million Marylanders expected to travel for Thanksgiving holiday

    Nearly 1 million Marylanders expected to travel for Thanksgiving holiday
    Nancy Jones watched happily as the recent decline in gasoline prices helped take the financial sting out of her daily commute from West Baltimore to Turner Station. The 49-year-old health aide will feel a similar relief at the pump when she fills up next...
  • Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials

    Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials
    It pays to be on the payroll of Pennsylvania state government. An automatic 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase will boost salaries of lawmakers, judges, the governor and his cabinet. That means the base salary in one of the nation's largest state...
  • Pent-up travel demand could make Thanksgiving busy in Orlando area

    Pent-up travel demand could make Thanksgiving busy in Orlando area
    Thanksgiving is a time for traditions: watching big football games, eating homemade pumpkin pie and, of course, enduring travel headaches and traffic snarls. Some 2.3 million Floridians are expected to travel between Wednesday and Sunday, according to a...
  • Politics as Usual

    Bigger checks coming for state officials It's that time again, when Pennsylvania elected and appointed officials get an extra chunk of change added to their paychecks. The annual cost-of-living adjustment — based on changes in the consumer price...
  • Loyola professor gets the math wrong

    Loyola professor gets the math wrong
    In 2014 it's hard to imagine an economist who is unaware of the concept of inflation or the Consumer Price Index. Yet letter writer and Loyala University of Maryland professor Stephen J.K. Walters still doesn't get it ("Rodricks finds the wrong villain in...
  • Five questions for financial adviser Jonathan Murray

    Five questions for financial adviser Jonathan Murray
    With volatility in the stock market shaking up investors, Jonathan Murray, a financial adviser at UBS Financial Services in Hunt Valley, says people should keep a long-term outlook and accept such corrections as normal. Murray appears regularly on...