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  • Delray officials may extend garbage collection service agreement

    Delray officials may extend garbage collection service agreement
    Waste Management may be the Delray's trash hauler for a few more months. And residents will likely be paying more for the company's collection service. On Tuesday, commissioners are scheduled to extend the service agreement the city has with Waste...
  • Thoughts on the Roosevelts and Wasserman Schultz

     Thoughts on the Roosevelts  and Wasserman Schultz
    The newest Ken Burns epic "The Roosevelts" has reminded me of a political mantra used by Franklin D. Roosevelt in his re-election campaign of 1936: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Well, are we Florida? In terms of consumer...
  • Hispanics don't see Florida favorite sons Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio winning in 2016

    Hispanics don't see Florida favorite sons Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio winning in 2016
    Hispanics, the fastest growing voting bloc in America and the most critical group of swing voters, don't expect either Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio — the Florida politicians widely portrayed as having the most appeal to Hispanic voters — to win the...
  • Continuing care communities pair amenities with health benefits

    Pat and Arne Cook thought they'd made their last, best move when they retired to a golf community on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Ga., 17 years ago. The couple had lived for 25 years in Connecticut, where they raised their four children. Avid golfers,...
  • Macy's to increase hiring this holiday season

    Department store giant Macy's Inc. is bulking up its holiday ranks with 86,000 temporary positions, the latest retailer to boost seasonal hiring in preparation for the upcoming shopping season. The Cincinnati-based company said it was hiring about 3,000...
  • UK consumer confidence slips on cloudier outlook: GfK

    LONDON (Reuters) - British consumer morale edged down from a recent nine-year high this month as households became slightly less upbeat about the outlook for the economy and their personal finances, a survey from researchers GfK showed on Tuesday. GfK'...
  • Summer retail sales rise but spending may not hold up through holidays

    As back-to-school sales blur into Christmas layaway promotions, consumers are spending again — but some economists warn that the splurging may be fleeting. Americans opened their wallets in August after falling gas prices and an improving job...
  • Stocks edge higher after three days of declines

    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose slightly in early trading Wednesday, stabilizing after three days of losses on Wall Street. Investors continue to focus on Europe's economic malaise and tensions in the Middle East after the U.S. and Arab nations attacked...
  • Hinsdale D86 board reviewing latest offer from teachers

     Hinsdale D86 board reviewing latest offer from teachers
    A negotiator for Hinsdale Township High School District 86 says the board needs a week to 10 days to review and respond to the latest contract offer from the teachers. The board met in executive session for over an hour Monday to review the offer made...
  • Retirement: Should I invest in a deferred-income annuity?

    Deferred-income annuities, also known as longevity annuities, provide a guaranteed source of income when you reach a certain age. Say a 65-year-old man invests $100,000 in New York Life's Guaranteed Future Income Annuity and defers payouts for 15 years....
  • Hinsdale D86 teachers take another step toward strike

     Hinsdale D86 teachers take another step toward strike
    Teachers in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 have moved closer to calling a strike by initiating the public posting process late Tuesday. District officials said school will continue even if teachers walk off the job because they have developed...