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  • Think Black Friday is best day to get a deal? Think again

     Think Black Friday is best day to get a deal? Think again
    As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal. But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
  • District 25 paying debt, leading to tax reduction

    District 25 paying debt, leading to tax reduction
    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...
  • Glen Ellyn increases ambulance fees

    Glen Ellyn increases ambulance fees
    Glen Ellyn is raising its ambulance service fees for non-residents and now charging for types of emergency calls that it didn't before, as part of efforts to offset costs. "The fees play an important role in allowing the village to deliver exceptional...
  • As Black Friday nears, consumer sentiment drops further

    WASHINGTON -- For retailers, this is not comforting news on the eve of Black Friday: Consumer sentiment continued to sag this month, failing to rebound from the plunge in October caused by the federal government shutdown and budget impasse in Washington....
  • Kingsley Guy: Why do these projects take so long to finish?

    The left keeps talking about the need for infrastructure "investments." That's a politically sanitized way of saying governments need to tax and spend more in order to rebuild roads and bridges, and underwrite crony capitalistic boondoggles such as...
  • Bad Idea To Block Holiday Employment

    For a lot of people, there's nothing black about Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and there's nothing wrong with starting it early. The Friday after Thanksgiving has been so named because it can turn retailers' ledger sheets...
  • Netherlands' credit rating downgraded to AA+ by Standard & Poor's

    Standard & Poor's downgraded the Netherlands' credit rating on Friday, slicing the list of Eurozone countries holding the top AAA rating to just three. The Netherlands' ratings downgrade -- to AA+ from AAA -- can be blamed in large part on a...
  • Shoppers come out for calmer Black Friday

    Shoppers come out for calmer Black Friday
    Opposed to shopping on Thanksgiving Day, Betty Allen of West Friendship waited until midnight to head to Walmart in Ellicott City for $2 DVDs and then shopped through the night without crowds to buy boots and clothing for her four children with stops at...
  • Stocks skid for third straight day; Dow drops below 16,000

    Stocks skid for third straight day; Dow drops below 16,000
    The stock market suffered its first three-day losing streak since late September, an indication that share prices may have gotten ahead of themselves in this year's furious rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slid below 16,000 as portfolio...
  • Another completely bogus poll on the national debt

    You have to hand it to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation for its craftiness. The offspring of hedge fund billionaire Pete Peterson, the foundation knows no obstacles when it comes to pushing its agenda of cutting government spending, especially on Social...
  • The House GOP dials a wrong number on the chained CPI

    We've documented how the chained CPI--that new and supposedly "more accurate" inflation index that deficit hawks want to impose on Social Security--is really just an unwarranted benefit cut for the elderly. (You can find some of our columns on the topic...