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  • Hispanic entrepreneurs surging in central Florida

    Hispanic entrepreneurs surging in central Florida
    Richard Coronado says the whispers still exist. The Plainfield, N.J.-born entrepreneur, who owns a technology business in Orlando, says despite years of experience, his accent convinces people he may not have the intelligence to run a business. That...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Consumer prices plunge 0.7% on cheaper gas costs

    Consumer prices plunge 0.7% on cheaper gas costs
    A plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index fell 0.7% in January, the sharpest drop...
  • Retailers bask in holiday results but look ahead cautiously

    Retailers bask in holiday results but look ahead cautiously
    As they finish tallying their holiday take, many retailers are reporting that the key shopping season was good for their bottom lines. But they are entering the new year with some caution. Wal-Mart, Target, Nordstrom, Home Depot, Macy's and Kohl's...
  • Consumer prices plunge 0.7 percent on cheaper gas costs

    Consumer prices plunge 0.7 percent on cheaper gas costs
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index fell 0.7...