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  • GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota post strong May auto sales gains

    GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota post strong May auto sales gains
    After a sluggish start to the year, auto sales came roaring back in May with General Motors, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan all posting big gains. Early estimates project the industry to have sold more than 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. last month, up...
  • Hinsdale D86 teacher contract talks continue

    Hinsdale D86 teacher contract talks continue
    The current teachers' contract in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 expires Monday, but contract negotiations are scheduled throughout July. Teachers and board representatives met on June 26 and have set additional days for contract talks to...
  • 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...
  • Hinsdale teachers announce results of vote to authorize strike

     Hinsdale teachers announce results of vote to authorize strike
    Teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike in Hinsdale Township High School District 86, according to results announced this week by the teachers' bargaining unit. Mike Palmquist, a spokesperson of the 377 members of the Hinsdale High School...
  • Does Romney's support of minimum wage indicate shift in GOP?

    Does Romney's support of minimum wage indicate shift in GOP?
    Democrats have repeatedly said that they hope the minimum wage will be a big issue this election season. Six months from the midterm elections, their wishes are coming true.  House Republicans voted in March to block a bill that would have hiked the...
  • Retail sales in Chicago climb above pre-recession levels in 2013

    Retail sales in Chicago climb above pre-recession levels in 2013
    Retail sales in the Chicago area rose 4.8 percent in 2013 to $110.8 billion, topping pre-recession totals, according to a report released this week by Melaniphy & Associates Inc., a Chicago-based retail and real estate consultancy. Not since 2007, when...
  • Texas arrest not linked to Target data breach probe: official

    Texas arrest not linked to Target data breach probe: official
    A man arrested by Texas police over his alleged involvement in the devastating data breach at  retail chain Target Corp last year was in fact picked up in a "street-level arrest" unrelated to a broader federal investigation into the matter, a law...
  • Commentary: How PEPRA has changed the rules for recent hires

    Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles that seek to...
  • Drought likely to push up prices of lettuce, avocados, grapes and broccoli the most

    We can all expect to pay more for our food if the current drought in California continues. That’s been well reported. But a new study shows that some items will be more affected than others. If you like avocados, grapes, lettuce and tomatoes, the...
  • Talking taxes in Arundel [Editorial]

    Talking taxes in Arundel  [Editorial]
    Here's a riddle for you: When is a tax cut not a tax cut? Answer: When it happens during a contentious Republican primary race for Anne Arundel County executive. The current executive, Laura Neuman, proposed her budget for fiscal 2015 last week, and...
  • Food, housing costs rise sharply in March; overall inflation low

    Food, housing costs rise sharply in March; overall inflation low
    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...