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  • Weak earnings by multinational U.S. companies pummel stock market

    Weak earnings by multinational U.S. companies pummel stock market
    There's been a slugfest in the stock market since the beginning of the year. On one side are the optimists — investors emboldened by the conviction that cheap oil would put spending money in consumers' pockets and the recent strength of the U.S....
  • Cruise lines expect 1 million more passengers

    Cruise lines expect 1 million more passengers
    Almost a million more people will take cruises this year compared with 2014, a trade group forecasts. Some 23 million consumers around the world will cruise in 2015 — with the majority sailing from North American ports, the Cruise Lines...
  • Tesla Model S P85D: The D is like nothing else on the road

    Tesla Model S P85D: The D is like nothing else on the road
    Certain experiences promise a thrill: roller coasters, free fall, love. Add The D to the list. Tesla's Model S P85D, the all-wheel-drive variant of the all-electric Model S, is like no other car on the road. I say this without hyperbole or...
  • Storm Continues For CL&P, Unions

    Storm Continues For CL&P, Unions
    The snowstorm passed smoothly for Connecticut Light & Power Co., but the maelstrom that hit this week is not abating. The union maelstrom, that is. This isn't about a contract, it's about staffing, outsourcing and work centers around the state. It looks...
  • Some La Grange trustees favor dropping food and beverage tax

    Some La Grange trustees favor dropping food and beverage tax
    Some La Grange trustees are leaning toward a plan to eliminate the 1 percent food and beverage tax as part of a funding package to finance flood relief efforts. Village Board members weighed in on an array of options presented Monday to finance up to...
  • Report: Virginia, Hampton Roads homes sales grew during Q4 2014

     Report: Virginia, Hampton Roads homes sales grew during Q4 2014
    Homes sales appear to rebounding across the state and in Hampton Roads. Realtors sold 22,968 homes during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a recent report released by the Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR). That's a 2.3 percent increase over...
  • Atwater: Stress tests may instill confidence in insurance

    Atwater: Stress tests may instill confidence in insurance
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Florida's top financial officer said Tuesday that creating and publicizing a “stress test” will help instill public confidence in the smaller insurers that have come to dominate Florida's property insurance...
  • In a sputtering economy, business is humming at this auto repair shop

    In a sputtering economy, business is humming at this auto repair shop
    Hanging out at an auto repair shop might not be the most scientific way to study the economy, but it's far more interesting than reading the latest poll on consumer confidence or government report on job creation. I got the idea after watching a man...
  • Seven vie for three seats on Hinsdale High School District 86 Board

    Seven vie for three seats on Hinsdale High School District 86 Board
    With three seats up for election April 7 on the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board, six candidates have divided themselves into two slates. "Experience matters" is the slogan of one slate. The other promotes itself as "the conservative slate."...
  • Food prices predicted to remain stable through 2015, with a couple of big ifs

    Food prices predicted to remain stable through 2015, with a couple of big ifs
    There’s good news for shoppers in the latest Consumer Price Index update from the Department of Agriculture, released last week. Food prices in general should show little to no increase over last year. But there are a couple of exceptions and a...
  • Best wage growth in six years boosts another strong jobs report

    Best wage growth in six years boosts another strong jobs report
    The economy had another robust month of job growth in January, adding 257,000 net new positions and producing the best wage gains in more than six years, the Labor Department reported Friday. The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.7%, but that was because...