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Consumer Confidence

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  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Inflation hawks' crank data just doesn't add up

    "I don't think you have until 2012 before this gets out of control and there's hyperinflation. It could go past that to 2014, but we're seeing all sorts of things happening now that are accelerating the inflation process." Thus spoke economist John...
  • Glen Ellyn approves new garbage rates

    Glen Ellyn approves new garbage rates
    Refuse rates in Glen Ellyn will be going up by 1.1 percent starting in August. The village's board of Trustees on Monday approved the new rates. Glen Ellyn's contract with Republic Services allows for an annual increase based on the consumer price index...
  • Floridians most confident since recession

    Floridians most confident since recession
    Floridians feel more confident about the economy than they have in more than seven years, according to a new poll by the University of Florida. The university's consumer confidence index climbed two points to 84 this month. The highest possible...
  • Strong 2nd-quarter growth puts recovery back on track, economists say

    Strong 2nd-quarter growth puts recovery back on track, economists say
    The U.S. economy’s better-than-expected expansion in the second quarter fueled optimism that growth was back on an upward trajectory, allaying fears that the recovery might have been derailed during a sharp winter slowdown. “An inflection...
  • D86 launches campaign to promote district's side in teacher contract talks

    D86 launches campaign to promote district's side in teacher contract talks
    Two officials from Hinsdale Township High School District 86 highlighted their side of ongoing contract negotiations with teachers during a news conference Monday. Board President Richard Skoda and board member Ed Corcoran included in their...
  • Voters to decide on mobile-home rent control

    Huntington Beach will allow voters to decide whether the city should amend its charter to allow rent control in mobile-home parks. Should the ballot measure pass in the Nov. 4 election, it would allow City Council members to draft an ordinance to...
  • Wheaton Warrenville D200 hires superintendent from Kaneland

    Wheaton Warrenville D200 hires superintendent from Kaneland
    Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 has chosen a new superintendent, picking a top official from Kaneland. The board of education voted during a special meeting on July 30 to appoint Jeffrey Schuler to lead the district, starting...
  • Scott, Crist trade economic blame in governor's race

    Scott, Crist trade economic blame in governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE — Call it economic roulette: Despite the luck involved, governors get praised for economic recoveries and blasted for downturns. Florida's economy has been dominating debate in the governor's race this summer between Republican Gov....
  • 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...
  • Recalled products sold by Best Buy, liquidators

    Recalled products sold by Best Buy, liquidators
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Best Buy are warning consumers that 10 different recalled products continued to be sold or were resold by Best Buy, Magnolia stores and liquidators Best Buy Private Auction, CowBoom and...
  • Americans to travel for July 4th weekend in bigger numbers

    Americans to travel for July 4th weekend in bigger numbers
    Expect more traffic on the road this Fourth of July weekend, as 41 million Americans travel for the Independence Day holiday, a 1.9% increase over last year. The forecast by AAA attributes the increase to a rise in consumer confidence, a greater...