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  • Resale is hot for back to school

    Resale is hot for back to school
    Kate Smith was never one to rifle through the racks at thrift stores. But when she saw almost new high-end kids' clothes selling at steep discounts on online resale shop ThredUp, the mom of two felt she'd made a real back-to-school shopping find. "I get...
  • Connecticut No. 3 Nationwide In Annual Spending Per Person

    Connecticut No. 3 Nationwide In Annual Spending Per Person
    Connecticut residents spend more on average than almost anywhere else in the country. When the total spending on housing, utilities, health care, groceries, eating out, insurance, clothing and shoes and so on is divided by every man, woman and child, it...
  • July's job growth strong but below expectations

    July's job growth strong but below expectations
    The labor market extended its best streak since the late 1990s, posting solid job growth last month that lured more people back into the workforce. The 209,000 net new jobs were below analyst expectations and a sharp falloff from June's robust 298,000...
  • McDonald's warns China meat scandal puts 2014 sales 'at risk'

    McDonald's Corp. is gearing up to sell chicken and beef in a few Chinese cities again this week after its supplier was accused of selling old meat, but the company said Monday that the food scare is hurting its results across Asia.  The fast-food...
  • Hinsdale D86 board reviewing latest offer from teachers

     Hinsdale D86 board reviewing latest offer from teachers
    A negotiator for Hinsdale Township High School District 86 says the board needs a week to 10 days to review and respond to the latest contract offer from the teachers. The board met in executive session for over an hour Monday to review the offer made...
  • Retirement: Should I invest in a deferred-income annuity?

    Deferred-income annuities, also known as longevity annuities, provide a guaranteed source of income when you reach a certain age. Say a 65-year-old man invests $100,000 in New York Life's Guaranteed Future Income Annuity and defers payouts for 15 years....
  • Hinsdale D86 teachers take another step toward strike

     Hinsdale D86 teachers take another step toward strike
    Teachers in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 have moved closer to calling a strike by initiating the public posting process late Tuesday. District officials said school will continue even if teachers walk off the job because they have developed...
  • August auto sales reach an 11-year high

    Consumers streamed into auto dealers last month, pushing industry sales to their highest level for an August in 11 years. Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Hyundai all posted gains while General Motors and Volkswagen saw sales slip, according to...
  • Lake Zurich residents to vote on home-rule status

    Lake Zurich residents to vote on home-rule status
    Lake Zurich residents will have the opportunity to decide at the ballot box this November whether they want the village to become a home-rule community or not. The village board of trustees voted 5-1 recently to put the question to voters in this year's...
  • U.S. auto sales surge in August to month's highest level in years

    U.S. auto sales surge in August to month's highest level in years
    Auto sales rose to their highest August levels in about a decade based on the early reports from automakers Wednesday. Chrysler, Ford, Toyota and Nissan all posted gains while General Motors saw sales slip. Automakers sold about 1.6 million vehicles...
  • Mailbag: Mobile-home park owners must live up to their promises

    The only silver lining for mobile-home residents in Huntington Beach — since the city decided to pull a ballot measure that would have allowed rent control in such parks — is that space-rent spiking and other abuses have been raised. Many...