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  • Robert B. Reich: Drama in Washington has been a dangerous distraction

    First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages and...
  • T. Rowe Price reports 9 percent increase in profit for third quarter

    T. Rowe Price reports 9 percent increase in profit for third quarter
    T. Rowe Price reported a $270.3 million profit in the third quarter Thursday, up 9.3 percent from the previous year, although the Baltimore-based money manager saw an outflow of investor dollars during the period. On a per-share basis, the company earned...
  • Consumer confidence tumbles as government shutdown sows pessimism

    Consumer confidence tumbles as government shutdown sows pessimism
    WASHINGTON -- A leading barometer of consumer confidence tumbled this month to its lowest level this year as the partial federal government shutdown led to fears the economic recovery would slow down. The consumer sentiment index from the University...
  • UPS to hire 55,000 seasonal workers for holidays

    UPS to hire 55,000 seasonal workers for holidays
    UPS expects to move more than 34 million shipments on its peak shipping day this year -- up about 21% from the same period last year. To handle the increased workload, United Parcel Service announced it will hire 55,000 seasonal workers this holiday...
  • FDA proposes first rules regulating safety of pet food, animal feed

    The Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules to regulate the safety of pet food and animal feed for the first time. The regulations call for production guidelines that would minimize risks and prevent outbreaks of food-borne illness. The...
  • Stock market's continuing climb worries some Wall Street experts

    The stock market has maintained its smooth upward pace since the government shutdown ended in mid-October. Perhaps too smooth. The record-breaking run that continued Friday is unnerving some on Wall Street who worry that stock prices are getting ahead...
  • Forecast: O.C. to add jobs at a moderate pace

    Hiring in Orange County was more robust than anticipated last year, and gains are expected to continue, according to the 2014 economic forecast released by Cal State Fullerton. An increase of 28,200 jobs is projected for 2013, a 2% increase over 1.4...
  • Shoppers spend more on Halloween

    Shoppers spend more on Halloween
    Thomas Gallagher tried to steer his daughter toward one of the less-pricey costumes at Spirit Halloween in Glen Burnie. But then the 5-year-old spied the Snow White get-up. Too late. Gallagher ended up spending about $40 at the store last week on a...
  • Floridians' consumer confidence drops to 2-year low

    Floridians' consumer confidence drops to 2-year low
    Floridians' confidence in the economy fell this month to a two-year low as they have become more anxious about their own financial situation and the nation's, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. The state’s consumer...
  • District 95 discusses giving some tax money back

    District 95 discusses giving some tax money back
    As Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 officials prepare to pass an increased tax levy for this year, board members are throwing around the possibility of giving back some of that money to taxpayers. With a fund balance expected to remain...
  • La Grange backs tax increase

    A property tax increase of nearly 3 percent has received preliminary approval from the Village of La Grange Board. The average La Grange homeowner would pay about $20 more under the proposed increase, which the board is scheduled to officially adopt...