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  • Hinsdale D86 teachers take another step toward strike

     Hinsdale D86 teachers take another step toward strike
    Teachers in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 have moved closer to calling a strike by initiating the public posting process late Tuesday. District officials said school will continue even if teachers walk off the job because they have developed...
  • August retail sales climb 0.6%, boosted by back-to-school shopping

    American consumers opened their wallets for back-to-school shopping in August, boosting retail sales as gas prices fell and the job market improved. U.S. retail sales jumped 0.6% last month from the month before, the Commerce Department said Friday....
  • U.S. retail sales increase broadly in August

    U.S. retail sales increase broadly in August
    U.S. retail sales rose broadly in August, which should ease some concerns about consumer spending and support expectations for sturdy growth in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said on Friday retail sales increased 0.6 percent last month as...
  • China August inflation cools more than expected, gives room for more stimulus

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's consumer inflation cooled more than expected in August, further evidence that the economy is losing momentum, but economists are divided over whether Beijing will use the extra room to announce fresh stimulus measures. The...
  • Retirement: Should I invest in a deferred-income annuity?

    Deferred-income annuities, also known as longevity annuities, provide a guaranteed source of income when you reach a certain age. Say a 65-year-old man invests $100,000 in New York Life's Guaranteed Future Income Annuity and defers payouts for 15 years....
  • Hinsdale D86 board reviewing latest offer from teachers

     Hinsdale D86 board reviewing latest offer from teachers
    A negotiator for Hinsdale Township High School District 86 says the board needs a week to 10 days to review and respond to the latest contract offer from the teachers. The board met in executive session for over an hour Monday to review the offer made...
  • Stocks fall, led by drop in energy stocks

    Stocks fall, led by drop in energy stocks
    U.S. stocks opened lower Thursday, led by a decline in energy stocks as the price of oil continue to slide. Oil has tumbled 13 percent in the last three months as supplies have remained ample despite geopolitical tension. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard &...
  • Australia business conditions ease, confidence resilient

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A measure of Australian business conditions pulled back from four-year highs in August as sales and profits eased, while booming conditions in the construction sector contrasted with gloom among miners. National Australia Bank's survey...
  • U.S. consumer sentiment rises in final August reading

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment rose in August, while an index of current economic conditions hit its highest since July 2007, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final August reading on the...
  • Big-spending Britons drive economy, but housing picture mixed

    LONDON (Reuters) - Big-spending Britons powered the economy in August as they became more confident about the recovery and their finances, though mixed house price data suggested the outlook for the property market was less clear-cut. Consumer confidence...
  • Mailbag: Mobile-home park owners must live up to their promises

    The only silver lining for mobile-home residents in Huntington Beach — since the city decided to pull a ballot measure that would have allowed rent control in such parks — is that space-rent spiking and other abuses have been raised. Many...