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  • Record number of Americans expected to travel for holidays

    Record number of Americans expected to travel for holidays
    A record number of Americans will celebrate the year-end holidays away from home this year, AAA Travel predicted Tuesday. This year 98.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home for the holiday period, the highest travel volume on record...
  • Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs

    Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs
    Plunging gasoline costs led to the largest drop in consumer prices in six years last month and added another complication for Federal Reserve policymakers as they try to determine when to start raising interest rates. The Consumer Price Index declined...
  • Niles Park Ridge school district approves tax hike

    Niles Park Ridge school district approves tax hike
    A total tax levy hike of 4.6 percent over 2013 was overwhelmingly approved by the Niles Park Ridge District 64 Board of Education at a recent meeting, despite comments from two residents urging the board to vote no. State law limits the amount of...
  • Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer

    Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that its first interest rate hike in eight years is approaching as policymakers stopped indicating that short-term rates would remain near zero for “a considerable time.” Instead, the Fed said in a...
  • Marylanders expected to travel in record numbers for end-of-year holidays

    Marylanders expected to travel in record numbers for end-of-year holidays
    Thanks to cheap gas prices and a holiday calendar in which Christmas and New Year's Day both fall late in the work week, more Marylanders are expected to travel this holiday season than in any year on record, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. About 2.1...
  • California adds 90,100 jobs in November

    California adds 90,100 jobs in November
    Capping off three years of strong job growth, California employers added another 90,100 positions in November — one of the largest monthly hiring spurts in two decades. The Golden State exited the Great Recession among the most wounded, as a...
  • Political standoffs in D.C. could impede economic growth in '15

    Political standoffs in D.C. could impede economic growth in '15
    The economy boomed through most of last year, a time when the nation's capital was devoid of major budget fights and threats of government shutdown. Economists worry, though, that the accelerating recovery could soon slow down with new standoffs in...
  • Brenda Wenning: The low-inflation mirage

    Inflation is too low? Tell that to American consumers. It's widely known that the federal government puts a yellow smiley face on its unemployment figures by excluding Americans who have given up looking for work and including part-time workers as if...
  • Tourism outlook sunny in 2015

    Tourism outlook sunny in 2015
    Get used to the tourists, because even more are expected in 2015. Hotels will be more crowded, and room rates will rise, tourism leaders say. The New Year also will bring several new hotels across the tri-county region, giving visitors more places...
  • Mailbag: Bunnies, other art are what make us human

    I love the concrete bunnies. It's about time we who live in Newport Beach learn to laugh at ourselves. Too much noise about dock taxes, developers and fire rings. Not enough noise about the foibles that make us human. Let's leave the bunnies for the...
  • Obama Seeks to Steal Republican Spotlight in Roadshow on Economy

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's advisers decided to break a precedent of holding back new initiatives until the late-January State of the Union Address as a strategy to blunt the Republicans' message and build momentum on a slew of favorable...