| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| 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...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:24 AM
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...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:18 AM
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....
| Dec 1, 2013
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...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:26 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:46 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:19 PM
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...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:38 AM
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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...