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  • Florida's consumer confidence rises to new high

    Florida's consumer confidence rises to new high
    Floridians' confidence in the economy hit another post-recession high this month as gasoline prices and the state's unemployment rate continue to fall, according to a University of Florida consumer survey released Tuesday. The consumer sentiment index...
  • Measure of consumer confidence rises as economy picks up

    Measure of consumer confidence rises as economy picks up
    Amid signs the economic recovery is finally kicking into high gear, consumers grew slightly more confident this month, according to one key measure. Fewer U.S. consumers saw business conditions as bad in December, while more reported that jobs were...
  • District 69 increases tax levy by eight percent

    District 69 increases tax levy by eight percent
    The Skokie-Morton Grove School District 69 Board of Education voted to increase its tax levy by 8.36 percent on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Eric Miller, the district's assistant superintendent for finance, explained that the increase is largely due to the fact...
  • Boat, travel trailer sales increase sharply

    MILWAUKEE Sales of boats and travel trailers are at some of the highest levels in years as consumers feel better about making discretionary purchases. Tuesday, the National Marine Manufacturers Association said recreational boat sales were up as much...
  • New Jersey raising its minimum wage by 13 cents

    TRENTON, N.J. — Workers in New Jersey earning the minimum wage will see their hourly income go up by 13 cents on Thursday to $8.38. That's a 1.59 percent increase over last year's rate, which increased to $8.25 from $7.25 after a 2013 voter...
  • The stock market's bull run keeps going in 2014; Major indexes extend gains

    Stocks delivered again in 2014. Even after a poor start in January and wobbles in October and December, the U.S. market climbed 11.4 percent and ended the year close to record levels. The solid gain pushed the bull run for stocks into its sixth year, the...
  • Consumers ready to shop in 2015

    Increasing consumer confidence, a recovering housing market and tourism growth are paving the way for a bright 2015 in retail, industry experts say. "As the economy becomes more stable, businesspeople will feel more confident starting new businesses,"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Northfield adopts 2014 tax levy, tax abatements

    Northfield adopts 2014 tax levy, tax abatements
    Northfield homeowners face a property tax hike of nearly 3 percent following a decision at a Monday meeting. Back in October, the Northfield Village Board adopted a resolution estimating the 2014 tax levy at just over $3.9 million, which represents an...