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  • District 203 reaches deal with maintenance union

    District 203 reaches deal with maintenance union
    Naperville Unit District 203 has inked a four-year contract with its custodians and maintenance workers. The school board approved the deal Monday for 147 members of the Naperville Unit Maintenance Association. In the first year, employees will...
  • Hinsdale D86 teacher contract talks continue

    Hinsdale D86 teacher contract talks continue
    The current teachers' contract in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 expires Monday, but contract negotiations are scheduled throughout July. Teachers and board representatives met on June 26 and have set additional days for contract talks to...
  • Auto sales jump in June

    DETROIT Americans bought new cars and trucks in June at the fastest pace in eight years, attracted by easy credit and the need to replace aging vehicles, while a record wave of recalls by General Motors had scant impact on the company's sales. Total...
  • Highest gas prices since 2008 expected for July 4th weekend

    Highest gas prices since 2008 expected for July 4th weekend
    With gas prices on the rise again, West Baltimore resident Coralee Penner says she may sell the "gas-guzzling" Hummer H3 she's driven since 2007. Penner said she's considering replacing her SUV with a more compact car to save on gas. In the meantime,...
  • Boom time for moneylenders as debt pile drags on Thai recovery

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - "Business is great," said Aoy, a moneylender who charges a whopping 10 percent a month interest but finds plenty of takers in Thailand, where a huge pile of household debt is complicating the military government's efforts to revive a...
  • Brazil extends tax break for auto, furniture sales

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil will extend a tax break for the car and furniture industries until the end of the year to help boost sales depressed by a slowing economy, the government said on Monday. The six-month extension marks a change in policy for...
  • 'Easy money' helped to hold down unemployment, researchers find

    Without the Fed and its low interest rates, the jobless rate would have been higher these past few years pretty much all economists agree on that. But how much worse would things have been? A paper written by two economists for the Federal Reserve...
  • 7 of 8 District 34 schools to see improvements

    7 of 8 District 34 schools to see improvements
    About $5 million in work is underway in Glenview Elementary School District 34 to repair roofs, repave parking lots and sidewalks, replace emergency generators and lights and other projects. Improvements, which kicked off when the school year ended, are...
  • Auto review: Buick LaCrosse leads GM's campaign to attract younger buyers

    While Chevrolet and Cadillac have charged forward to help lead General Motors' post-bankruptcy revival, Buick has undergone a renaissance as well, an effort that has worked to bring a younger clientele into the premium brand. Helping to lead that...
  • GoPro's hot IPO is latest boon for Wall St. firms

    Shares of action camcorder maker GoPro Inc. surged in their initial public offering Thursday, and no one was happier than the private equity firms that got to cash in on the deal. This year's IPO boom has helped to propel the stock market, boost...
  • More Marylanders expected to travel for July Fourth, despite high gas prices

    More Marylanders expected to travel for July Fourth, despite high gas prices
    The days surrounding the Fourth of July holiday are perennially among the busiest of the summer when it comes to travel on Maryland roadways and across its skies — and this year will be no exception. About 858,400 Marylanders are expected to...