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  • District 64 proposes slight budget increase

    District 64 proposes slight budget increase
    The public will get a chance next month to weigh in a proposed Niles Park Ridge District 64 budget that is up almost 5 percent over 2013. The $66.9 million plan was unanimously approved by the school board at a recent meeting. A public hearing has...
  • Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials

    Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials
    It pays to be on the payroll of Pennsylvania state government. An automatic 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase will boost salaries of lawmakers, judges, the governor and his cabinet. That means the base salary in one of the nation's largest state...
  • More Americans to travel for Thanksgiving

    This year's throng of Thanksgiving travelers will be the largest in seven years, AAA Travel says. Some 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this year, a 4.2 percent increase from last year, AAA forecast Thursday, Some 2.3...
  • Best Buy can grow sales after all

    MINNEAPOLIS The nagging question about Best Buy has been whether it was slowly fading driving profits by cutting costs but not able to build sales. On Thursday, the Richfield-based electronics retailer showed it can do both. It reported its first sales...
  • Inflation slowing here but still higher than U.S. overall

    Inflation slowing here but still higher than U.S. overall
    We got a break in food, gas and housing costs, but South Florida's inflation is still running ahead of the national average, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. South Florida's consumer price index for all urban consumers increased 2....
  • Nearly 1 million Marylanders expected to travel for Thanksgiving holiday

    Nearly 1 million Marylanders expected to travel for Thanksgiving holiday
    Nancy Jones watched happily as the recent decline in gasoline prices helped take the financial sting out of her daily commute from West Baltimore to Turner Station. The 49-year-old health aide will feel a similar relief at the pump when she fills up next...
  • Politics as Usual

    Bigger checks coming for state officials It's that time again, when Pennsylvania elected and appointed officials get an extra chunk of change added to their paychecks. The annual cost-of-living adjustment — based on changes in the consumer price...
  • Pent-up travel demand could make Thanksgiving busy in Orlando area

    Pent-up travel demand could make Thanksgiving busy in Orlando area
    Thanksgiving is a time for traditions: watching big football games, eating homemade pumpkin pie and, of course, enduring travel headaches and traffic snarls. Some 2.3 million Floridians are expected to travel between Wednesday and Sunday, according to a...
  • Tech industry must lead privacy fight

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Thursday, Nov. 20: The Senate charade this week allowing the National Security Agency to continue spying on Americans' phone records would be laughable if it didn't have such dangerous...
  • Home builders grow more confident in November

    Single-family home builders are increasingly optimistic heading into the holidays, as more potential buyers stroll through their model homes. The National Assn. of Home Builders said Tuesday that its gauge of builder confidence rose four points to 58...
  • Hearing set on property tax levy for Northbrook Glenview District 30

    Hearing set on property tax levy for Northbrook Glenview District 30
    A slight increase in the 2014 property tax levy for Northbrook Glenview School District 30 will be discussed at a public hearing Dec. 11, followed by a school board vote. An initial vote by the board approved an increase of 1.5 percent for inflation and...