| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:44 AM
WASHINGTON — The economy expanded at a slightly faster pace at the end of last year than previously estimated, but the rate remained tepid, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
The nation's total economic output, or gross domestic product,...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Food and housing costs rose sharply in March, but overall inflation remained low, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday.
The federal government's consumer price index rose 0.2% in March, a measurement that shows average price changes in...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:27 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence rebounded sharply this month to near a post-Great Recession high since 2007 as Americans were more positive about their financial situation and outlook for the economy, according to a leading private barometer released...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:18 AM
American families boosted their debt late last year at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis, an indication of improving consumer confidence as the economy gains steam.
Household debt rose by $241 billion in the fourth quarter, the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Des Plaines aldermen unanimously approved a new contract for waste hauling Monday night — one that city officials expect will save the city roughly $1 million a year.
Effective April 1, the new seven-year contract with current waste hauler...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Downers Grove's public high school district is chucking its school bus provider after years of poor service, and its two feeder districts have followed suit.
The Community High School District 99 school board recently approved a new three-year...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:53 PM
In order for students to meet Common Core standards in math, a geometry class using high school curriculum will be taught at Arlington Heights School District 25 middle schools starting in the fall, officials said.
The curriculum used in Township High...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Floridians are feeling more pessimistic about their personal finances, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday.
Their view on whether their current finances are better than a year ago fell five points in February to 61, while...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Consumer confidence surged this month to its highest level in more than six years as the economy showed signs of emerging from a deep winter chill.
The Conference Board's index, which is one of two key monthly measures of consumer attitudes, increased...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
LOS ANGELES Last Mother's Day, Jaret Graham, 14, climbed on the back of an all-terrain vehicle driven by his 12-year-old cousin. As they sped down a paved stretch of country road in west Texas, the 12-year-old lost control, the vehicle went into a ditch...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer spending increased last month the most since November as Americans appeared to start shaking off the effects of severe winter weather.
Spending rose 0.3% in February, up from 0.2% the previous month, the Commerce Department said...