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  • Corrections and clarifications for Thursday, June 19, 2014

    •A Business section article Wednesday about rising inflation misidentified the agency that released consumer price index data. It was released by the Labor Department. •An editorial Monday overstated the combined income of two Hinsdale...
  • Japan exports disappoint, risks hitting economy hard

    By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's annual exports declined for the first time in 15 months in May as shipments to Asia and the United States fell, threatening to knock the economy hard at a time when domestic consumption is...
  • Hinsdale teachers vote to strike? Really?

    Hinsdale teachers vote to strike? Really?
    One of Illinois' most successful high school districts is in the midst of a power struggle: teachers vs. the school board. Teachers at Hinsdale Township High School District 86, which includes Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central high schools, voted to...
  • Dutch team seeking new sponsor as Belkin pulls out

    (Reuters) - The Belkin cycling team will need to find a new backer next season after its title sponsor said on Tuesday it was pulling out of the sport after only a year. Belkin, a Californian consumer electronics group, succeeded Rabobank as the...
  • Inflation jumps 0.4% as costs rise for food, energy, other items

    Inflation jumps 0.4% as costs rise for food, energy, other items
    Inflation unexpectedly jumped last month as higher prices for food, energy and other items pushed the annual rate above the Federal Reserve's preferred 2% target, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The new data could lead central bank policymakers to...
  • Partisan gridlock in Congress stymies helpful student-loan legislation

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Monday, June 16: The student-loan bill that came up in the Senate last week was a modest proposal. It merely allowed overburdened borrowers to refinance their loans at today's lower market rates,...
  • Homebuilder confidence perks up in June

    Homebuilder confidence perks up in June
    Home builders have a sunnier disposition these days, though they're not quite fully confident in the housing market just yet. A key index of confidence in the housing construction industry climbed four points in June as builders said they expect to...
  • Retail sales up slightly in May

    Retail sales in May fell short of estimates but still pointed to an economy making slow progress. Sales rose a modest 0.3% last month from April, according to the Commerce Department. That was only half of the 0.6% gain that economists projected....
  • Chapman to present update on economic predictions

    The annual Chapman University Economic Forecast returns to Costa Mesa on June 19 for a midyear update on the predictions made last year. Following a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., the presentation begins at 8:30 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom...
  • Downers Grove D58 approves raises for teachers, maintenance workers

    Downers Grove D58 approves raises for teachers, maintenance workers
    Downers Grove elementary school teachers and maintenance workers agreed to new employment contracts this week that will bump up salaries and increase some pensions over the next four years. The Grade School District 58 school board ratified the...
  • Hinsdale teachers announce results of vote to authorize strike

     Hinsdale teachers announce results of vote to authorize strike
    Teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike in Hinsdale Township High School District 86, according to results announced this week by the teachers' bargaining unit. Mike Palmquist, a spokesperson of the 377 members of the Hinsdale High School...