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  • Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math

    Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math
    TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist trying to claim credit for stewarding the state’s tourism- and housing-dependent economy through the worst global crash...
  • Automakers post big July sales amid growing consumer confidence

    Automakers posted one of their best months in years in July. The car companies sold more than 1.4 million vehicles last month, a 9.1% gain from the same month a year earlier, according to AutoData Corp. Most of the big automakers posted increases near...
  • July's job growth strong but below expectations

    July's job growth strong but below expectations
    The labor market extended its best streak since the late 1990s, posting solid job growth last month that lured more people back into the workforce. The 209,000 net new jobs were below analyst expectations and a sharp falloff from June's robust 298,000...
  • Bitcoin trading website accused of defrauding thousands of customers

    A major bitcoin-to-gold trading website is facing a class-action lawsuit after allegedly defrauding thousands of customers. Coinabul LLC, a service based in Wyoming that exchanges bitcoin, an online currency, for precious metals, continued accepting...
  • July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing

    July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing
    July’s employment report showing net growth of 209,000 jobs was below expectations and a sharp tail-off from the previous month, but still represents a solid gain that shows the recovery from the Great Recession is advancing, economists said....
  • D86 board to teachers: Promise you won't strike

    D86 board to teachers: Promise you won't strike
    The Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education called on teachers Monday to promise not to go on strike during the school year. The Hinsdale High School Teachers Association, which represents 372 teachers, counselors and social workers,...
  • District 225 budgets for enrollment increase

    District 225 budgets for enrollment increase
    Glenbrook High School District 225 officials passed a tentative budget for the 2014-2015 school year, predicting an estimated surplus of $700,000. Expenses are projected to jump by $5.3 million, or 5 percent, to $109.8 million in the upcoming year...
  • Connecticut No. 3 Nationwide In Annual Spending Per Person

    Connecticut No. 3 Nationwide In Annual Spending Per Person
    Connecticut residents spend more on average than almost anywhere else in the country. When the total spending on housing, utilities, health care, groceries, eating out, insurance, clothing and shoes and so on is divided by every man, woman and child, it...
  • Greater Hartford Home Sales Up 11 Percent In June

     Greater Hartford Home Sales Up 11 Percent In June
    Home sales in Greater Hartford rose 11 percent in June, an encouraging sign after the spring home buying season got off to a slow start. Home sales in Greater Hartford rose at a double-digit pace in June, a new report Wednesday shows, an encouraging...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...
  • Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate

    Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate
    You just can't make everyone happy. Now that the jobs picture is starting to look more encouraging for households trying to make ends meet, you'd think analysts would be joyful about more people having more money in their pockets to spend. But that's...