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  • Mailbag: Bunnies, other art are what make us human

    I love the concrete bunnies. It's about time we who live in Newport Beach learn to laugh at ourselves. Too much noise about dock taxes, developers and fire rings. Not enough noise about the foibles that make us human. Let's leave the bunnies for the...
  • Connecticut could learn economics from Lego, expert says

    At the annual Economic Summit and Outlook, hosted by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, in conjunction with the Metro Hartford Alliance, much of the outlook for 2015 was upbeat, with a fighting sort of spirit, and a focus on businesses...
  • Obama jumps ahead of Congress, highlighting economy in Michigan visit

    Obama jumps ahead of Congress, highlighting economy in Michigan visit
    Taking credit for a spate of good economic news and boasting of more to come, President Obama kicked off a three-state tour Wednesday hoping to prove that Republicans' rise to power in the Capitol this week will not push him to the sidelines. Speaking...
  • Mortgage rates hit 20-month low as 30-year loans fall to 3.73%

    Mortgage rates hit 20-month low as 30-year loans fall to 3.73%
    Worries about economic troubles in Europe and Asia have sent mortgage rates plunging to a 20-month low, with Freddie Mac saying the average rate for a 30-year conventional loan fell to 3.73% early this week from 3.87% a week earlier. The average rate...
  • District 69 increases tax levy by eight percent

    District 69 increases tax levy by eight percent
    The Skokie-Morton Grove School District 69 Board of Education voted to increase its tax levy by 8.36 percent on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Eric Miller, the district's assistant superintendent for finance, explained that the increase is largely due to the fact...
  • California adds 90,100 jobs in November

    California adds 90,100 jobs in November
    Capping off three years of strong job growth, California employers added another 90,100 positions in November — one of the largest monthly hiring spurts in two decades. The Golden State exited the Great Recession among the most wounded, as a...
  • New Jersey raising its minimum wage by 13 cents

    TRENTON, N.J. — Workers in New Jersey earning the minimum wage will see their hourly income go up by 13 cents on Thursday to $8.38. That's a 1.59 percent increase over last year's rate, which increased to $8.25 from $7.25 after a 2013 voter...
  • Consumers ready to shop in 2015

    Increasing consumer confidence, a recovering housing market and tourism growth are paving the way for a bright 2015 in retail, industry experts say. "As the economy becomes more stable, businesspeople will feel more confident starting new businesses,"...
  • 2015 job market: more opportunities, better offers

    2015 job market: more opportunities, better offers
    South Florida's workers shouldn't quite take the attitude of Johnny Paycheck, who sang "take this job and shove it," in the late-1970s. But workers "are starting to not be as scared. People are looking at new opportunities and growth again, rather...
  • Prospects for housing market looking brighter

    Prospects for housing market looking brighter
    First-time homebuyers and would-be buyers with scuffed credit histories may find more doors opening to them in the real estate market in the coming year, according to a leading mortgage-industry analyst. Keith Gumbinger is vice president of HSH...
  • Tourism outlook sunny in 2015

    Tourism outlook sunny in 2015
    Get used to the tourists, because even more are expected in 2015. Hotels will be more crowded, and room rates will rise, tourism leaders say. The New Year also will bring several new hotels across the tri-county region, giving visitors more places...