| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:21 AM
The first government shutdown in nearly 20 years ended late Wednesday after Congress agreed on a deal to fund the government through Jan. 15. and raise the nation's debt limit through Feb. 7. The 16-day ordeal took a toll on the national economy,...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Last week: Congrats to a 64-year-old dreamer. Many of us were here in 1978 when Diana Nyad made her first attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. That it took five tries makes her triumph even more inspirational. As she said "you are never too old to chase...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Consumer optimism about the economy increased in January for the second consecutive month as Americans shook off the effects of last fall's partial federal government shutdown, the Conference Board said Tuesday.
The organization's consumer confidence...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:18 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence dropped this month to its lowest level since January after the partial federal government shutdown, though the decline wasn't as bad as some had forecast, according to new data released Friday.
The preliminary October...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- The flow of federal economic data is set to resume next week, highlighted by the release of the delayed September jobs report, as federal employees are back at work following the end of the partial government shutdown.
But it could take...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Retail sales rose a smidgen in July, growing 0.2% amid back-to-school shopping even as auto dealers and home goods merchants lagged.
The slight month-to-month uptick represents the fourth straight gain, according to the Commerce Department. Wall...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Dunkin' Donuts on Friday apologized and will pull an advertising campaign running in Thailand that features a model in blackface makeup offering a chocolate doughnut.
Dunkin' Donuts in Thailand had come under fire Friday for an ad that the Human Rights...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Retailers this season won’t hire more holiday workers than they did last year, when the number of temporary workers brought onboard reached a 12-year high, according to a new forecast.
Instead, the Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. consultancy...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:57 AM
A human rights group on Friday criticized a Dunkin' Donuts advertising campaign running in Thailand that features a model whose face is painted black to sell a chocolate doughnut.
Dunkin' Donuts Thailand recently started running ads for its "Charcoal...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Retail sales during the prime back-to-school shopping month of September grew more than the prior month but were still muffled by heavy head winds.
The gauge of same-store sales, which calculates sales at stores open for more than a year, rose “...
| 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...