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  • The government shutdown's toll by the numbers

    The government shutdown's toll by the numbers
    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,...
  • Tom Shea, president, Right Management, Florida/Caribbean

    Tom Shea, president, Right Management, Florida/Caribbean
    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...
  • Consumer confidence index up in January, marking 2nd straight advance

    Consumer confidence index up in January, marking 2nd straight advance
    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...
  • Consumer confidence at lowest level since January after shutdown

    Consumer confidence at lowest level since January after shutdown
    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...
  • With shutdown over, flow of government economic data to resume

    With shutdown over, flow of government economic data to resume
    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...
  • July retail sales a 'mixed bag,' up slightly on back-to-school buying

    July retail sales a 'mixed bag,' up slightly on back-to-school buying
    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...
  • Dunkin' Donuts apologizes for blackface ad campaign in Thailand

    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...
  • Holiday hiring likely to slump; Wal-Mart will hire 55,000 workers

    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...
  • Dunkin' Donuts Thailand under fire for 'racist' ad campaign

    Dunkin' Donuts Thailand under fire for 'racist' ad campaign
    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...
  • Retail sales growth 'modest' in September but misses forecasts

    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 “...
  • 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...