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  • Stocks edge higher after three days of declines

    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose slightly in early trading Wednesday, stabilizing after three days of losses on Wall Street. Investors continue to focus on Europe's economic malaise and tensions in the Middle East after the U.S. and Arab nations attacked...
  • District 64 expects deficit spending to pay for some projects

    District 64 expects deficit spending to pay for some projects
    The Niles Park Ridge School District 64 administration projects a small operating budget surplus of roughly $641,000 for the 2014-15 school year, but that projection does not take into account the cost of roughly $5.9 million worth of capital...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hispanics don't see Florida favorite sons Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio winning in 2016

    Hispanics don't see Florida favorite sons Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio winning in 2016
    Hispanics, the fastest growing voting bloc in America and the most critical group of swing voters, don't expect either Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio — the Florida politicians widely portrayed as having the most appeal to Hispanic voters — to win the...
  • 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...
  • Summer retail sales rise but spending may not hold up through holidays

    As back-to-school sales blur into Christmas layaway promotions, consumers are spending again — but some economists warn that the splurging may be fleeting. Americans opened their wallets in August after falling gas prices and an improving job...
  • Let us reflect on jobs this Labor Day

    The good news is Florida's economy is recovering from the aftermath of the Great Recession. Population growth is up, unemployment is down. So, too, are the number of housing foreclosures, a persistent drag on Florida's all-important real-estate sector....
  • 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...
  • Delray officials may extend garbage collection service agreement

    Delray officials may extend garbage collection service agreement
    Waste Management may be the Delray's trash hauler for a few more months. And residents will likely be paying more for the company's collection service. On Tuesday, commissioners are scheduled to extend the service agreement the city has with Waste...