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  • California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases

     California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases
    California's low-wage workers now have a little more money to pay their rent, see a doctor or hold an occasional backyard barbecue, now that the Fourth of July has come and gone. The state's minimum wage rose one dollar Tuesday to $9 an hour. The...
  • Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate

    Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate
    You just can't make everyone happy. Now that the jobs picture is starting to look more encouraging for households trying to make ends meet, you'd think analysts would be joyful about more people having more money in their pockets to spend. But that's...
  • Around Town: Area's water report dates back to 19th century

    Summer is here, along with the La CaƱada Irrigation District’s water report. Not that any of us, other than the oceanographers, can understand the report. According to the EPA, by July 1, we should each “receive in the mail a short report...
  • More Marylanders expected to travel for July Fourth, despite high gas prices

    More Marylanders expected to travel for July Fourth, despite high gas prices
    The days surrounding the Fourth of July holiday are perennially among the busiest of the summer when it comes to travel on Maryland roadways and across its skies — and this year will be no exception. About 858,400 Marylanders are expected to...
  • Consumer confidence up slightly amid better views of personal finances

    Consumer confidence up slightly amid better views of personal finances
    Consumer confidence rose slightly this month as Americans reported the strongest gains in their personal financial situation in seven years, according to results of a leading private survey released Friday. The consumer sentiment index from the...
  • Highest gas prices since 2008 expected for July 4th weekend

    Highest gas prices since 2008 expected for July 4th weekend
    With gas prices on the rise again, West Baltimore resident Coralee Penner says she may sell the "gas-guzzling" Hummer H3 she's driven since 2007. Penner said she's considering replacing her SUV with a more compact car to save on gas. In the meantime,...
  • Floridians most confident since recession

    Floridians most confident since recession
    Floridians feel more confident about the economy than they have in more than seven years, according to a new poll by the University of Florida. The university's consumer confidence index climbed two points to 84 this month. The highest possible...
  • Strong 2nd-quarter growth puts recovery back on track, economists say

    Strong 2nd-quarter growth puts recovery back on track, economists say
    The U.S. economy’s better-than-expected expansion in the second quarter fueled optimism that growth was back on an upward trajectory, allaying fears that the recovery might have been derailed during a sharp winter slowdown. “An inflection...
  • Voters to decide on mobile-home rent control

    Huntington Beach will allow voters to decide whether the city should amend its charter to allow rent control in mobile-home parks. Should the ballot measure pass in the Nov. 4 election, it would allow City Council members to draft an ordinance to...
  • Wheaton Warrenville D200 hires superintendent from Kaneland

    Wheaton Warrenville D200 hires superintendent from Kaneland
    Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 has chosen a new superintendent, picking a top official from Kaneland. The board of education voted during a special meeting on July 30 to appoint Jeffrey Schuler to lead the district, starting...
  • Scott, Crist trade economic blame in governor's race

    Scott, Crist trade economic blame in governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE — Call it economic roulette: Despite the luck involved, governors get praised for economic recoveries and blasted for downturns. Florida's economy has been dominating debate in the governor's race this summer between Republican Gov....