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  • Nearly 1 million Marylanders expected to travel for Thanksgiving holiday

    Nearly 1 million Marylanders expected to travel for Thanksgiving holiday
    Nancy Jones watched happily as the recent decline in gasoline prices helped take the financial sting out of her daily commute from West Baltimore to Turner Station. The 49-year-old health aide will feel a similar relief at the pump when she fills up next...
  • Glenview schools propose tax levy hikes

    Glenview schools propose tax levy hikes
    Two Glenview-based school districts have proposed tax levy increases for 2014. Glenbrook High School District 225 plans to ask for a tentative 3.7 percent tax levy increase while Glenview School District 34 proposed a 3.5 percent increase. District...
  • Home builders grow more confident in November

    Single-family home builders are increasingly optimistic heading into the holidays, as more potential buyers stroll through their model homes. The National Assn. of Home Builders said Tuesday that its gauge of builder confidence rose four points to 58...
  • Hearing set on property tax levy for Northbrook Glenview District 30

    Hearing set on property tax levy for Northbrook Glenview District 30
    A slight increase in the 2014 property tax levy for Northbrook Glenview School District 30 will be discussed at a public hearing Dec. 11, followed by a school board vote. An initial vote by the board approved an increase of 1.5 percent for inflation and...
  • Past decade's rising food prices could mean pricey Turkey Day

    Past decade's rising food prices could mean pricey Turkey Day
    This fall, as we gather around the table and stuff ourselves silly, consider that our annual food coma disguised as a national holiday will hit us in the belly AND the wallet. Take turkey, for example. Plain old frozen turkey, the kind your mom would...
  • About two-thirds of Americans are limiting spending, survey finds

    Americans are feeling better about their finances than at any time since the Great Recession of 2007-09, but that doesn't mean they are ready to go on a spending spree. Despite a sharp decline in layoffs since the recession and progress paying down their...
  • Retail sales rebound ahead of the holidays

    Consumers went shopping in October and gave a much-needed boost to retailers, adding some crucial momentum to the holiday shopping season. U.S. retail sales increased 0.3% last month, after dropping 0.3% in September, the Commerce Department said...
  • Md. exchange attempts 'do-over' with new website

    Md. exchange attempts 'do-over' with new website
    Lost applications, frozen computer screens and hours spent waiting on hold for help — those consumer problems made up last year's narrative about Maryland's health insurance exchange, the online marketplace launched under the federal Affordable Care...
  • Sheridan Road in Highland Park marks 100th year

    Sheridan Road in Highland Park marks 100th year
    At 1 p.m. on Nov. 28, 1914, at the invitation of the Highland Park Business Men's Association, 115 motor vehicles drove single file north on Sheridan Road from the Congress Hotel to Forest Avenue in Highland Park. (The procession took several minor...
  • In show of confidence, Americans take on more debt: survey

    In show of confidence, Americans take on more debt: survey
    Total U.S. household debt rose slightly in the third quarter to a total of $11.7 trillion, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which pronounced the end of the crisis-era "deleveraging process." The increase of $78 billion...
  • Balancing Act: Corporate leadership: the next frontier for women in business

    Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg has told America's women to Lean In to our jobs rather than give up, and many of us have listened. More than 40 percent of women are the breadwinners in our households. Close to 8 million women own their businesses. Now comes...