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  • Inflation jumps 0.4% as costs rise for food, energy, other items

    Inflation jumps 0.4% as costs rise for food, energy, other items
    Inflation unexpectedly jumped last month as higher prices for food, energy and other items pushed the annual rate above the Federal Reserve's preferred 2% target, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The new data could lead central bank policymakers to...
  • Consumer price index jumps 0.4% in May as inflation heats up

    Consumer price index jumps 0.4% in May as inflation heats up
    Americans paid more for just about everything last month, pushing inflation to its highest annual rate in more than 11/2 years and creating another potential obstacle for the economic recovery. The 0.4% jump in the consumer price index for May, released...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Thursday, June 19, 2014

    •A Business section article Wednesday about rising inflation misidentified the agency that released consumer price index data. It was released by the Labor Department. •An editorial Monday overstated the combined income of two Hinsdale...
  • D86 teachers, board majority continue war of words

    D86 teachers, board majority continue war of words
    The war of words between teachers in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 and the school board majority continued this week with both sides issuing statements disputing claims made by the other. The district's 377 teachers and board are in the...
  • Hinsdale teachers vote to authorize a strike

     Hinsdale teachers vote to authorize a strike
    Hinsdale Township High School District 86 teachers have voted to authorize a strike as both sides continue to meet with a federal mediator to help them negotiate a new contract. Teachers held a rally before Monday night's committee-of-the-whole meeting,...
  • Auto sales zoom up 11.4% in May, on track for best year since 2006

    Automakers logged one of the best sales months since the Great Recession in May as buyers, lured by good weather and the Memorial Day weekend, streamed into dealerships. Automakers sold about 1.6 million vehicles in May, up 11.4% from the same month a...
  • 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...
  • D86 board to teachers: Promise you won't strike

    D86 board to teachers: Promise you won't strike
    The Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education called on teachers Monday to promise not to go on strike during the school year. The Hinsdale High School Teachers Association, which represents 372 teachers, counselors and social workers,...
  • District 225 budgets for enrollment increase

    District 225 budgets for enrollment increase
    Glenbrook High School District 225 officials passed a tentative budget for the 2014-2015 school year, predicting an estimated surplus of $700,000. Expenses are projected to jump by $5.3 million, or 5 percent, to $109.8 million in the upcoming year...
  • Voters to decide on mobile-home rent control

    Huntington Beach will allow voters to decide whether the city should amend its charter to allow rent control in mobile-home parks. Should the ballot measure pass in the Nov. 4 election, it would allow City Council members to draft an ordinance to...
  • Build on rising consumer confidence [Letter]

    Does the recent uptick in consumer confidence indicate that the agendas of the White House and Congress are misaligned with middle class aspirations? The U.S. consumer confidence index jumped to 90.9 in July, marking the highest level in seven years...