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  • Glen Ellyn District 41 seeks longer school day

    The school day might get a little longer for elementary students in Glen Ellyn School District 41 beginning in August. Earlier this week, district officials announced the possibility of tacking 35 minutes on to the school day. It would allow more time...
  • Q&A: U.S. technically hits deflation, but what does it mean?

    Q&A: U.S. technically hits deflation, but what does it mean?
    The consumer price index, a leading measure of inflation, fell last month into negative territory over a 12-month period for the first time since the fall of 2009, when the nation was just emerging from recession. It also fell from December, the third...
  • Florida consumer confidence rises for 7th straight month

    Florida's consumers continue to have confidence in the state's economy. The monthly University of Florida consumer sentiment survey released Friday rose more than a point from last month. It's the seventh straight month the index has increased. The...
  • Pending home sales rise to 18-month high, signals housing rebound

    Pending home sales rise to 18-month high, signals housing rebound
    The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that its seasonally adjusted...
  • Stocks drift mostly lower as oil prices sink

    Stocks drift mostly lower as oil prices sink
    U.S. stocks drifted to a slightly lower finish on Thursday, weighed down by falling energy stocks as the slump in oil prices deepened. Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average, which eased back from...
  • Florida's consumer confidence rises for 7th straight month

    Florida's consumer confidence rises for 7th straight month
    Despite rising gas prices, Floridians' confidence in the economy rose in February — for the seventh month in a row, according to a University of Florida survey released Friday. Gas prices has jumped nearly 30 cents in a month to a statewide...
  • U.S. consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weather

    U.S. consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weather
    Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month, the University of Michigan says. But confidence levels still remain at the highest level in eight years. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment...
  • US consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weather

    Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month, the University of Michigan says. But confidence levels still remain at the highest level in eight years. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment...
  • Stocks slip after weaker economic growth, but end best month since 2011

    Stocks slip after weaker economic growth, but end best month since 2011
    February proved to be a strong month for U.S. stocks, even though it ended in downbeat fashion. Major stock indexes closed lower on Friday, capping a week of subdued trading that still delivered a couple of new highs for the Dow Jones industrial average...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 28

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JUDGE: TAXPAYERS SHOULD PAY FORMER SPEAKER'S LEGAL BILLS A Florida judge says taxpayers should pay the legal fees of disgraced former House Speaker Ray Sansom....
  • Japan data signal slow recovery despite lower energy costs

    Japanese factories churned out more machinery and electronic devices in January as export shipments rose, but lower energy costs due to cheaper crude oil failed to provide a boost to consumer spending. Weak retail sales and a cooling of already slow...