| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:51 PM
In January, Connecticut lost 9,700 private sector jobs, according to the state Department of Labor. Just another statistic in the numbingly long list that has earned the state the nation's worst job creation record. A serious economic problem —...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:18 AM
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 63 million Americans will rise 1.5 percent in 2014, one of the lower costs of living adjustments, the Social Security Administration has awarded.
Last year, the...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Floridians kept their rising confidence in the economy with a University of Florida survey released Tuesday showing spirits were higher than a year ago.
Consumer confidence throughout the state remained in December at 77, the same as the revised...
| Oct 31, 2013
This is what you can expect to find at the 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show that opens today: More than 1,000 gleaming boats of every size and shape and price range imaginable; a sultry fireworks show and a first-time ever children's clinic...
| Oct 24, 2013
Arlington Heights taxpayers will see a slight dip in their property taxes next year thanks to a soon-to-be-debt-free Arlington Heights School District 25, which is paying off the debt in December, officials said.
Officials in the district of 5,100...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2013
Much is in flux in Washington this week. But two important realities have remained constant, whether certain elements in the GOP accept them or not: We must not default on the federal debt, and we shouldn't wait until we're on the brink of default to...
| Nov 3, 2013
Only two weeks ago, President Obama looked like a man on the rise. He and his party had successfully stared down Republicans in a 16-day government shutdown. Voters were angrier at the GOP than any time since, well, the last government shutdown. A...
| 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...
| 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...