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  • Despite deaths, push continues to open roads to ATVs

    Despite deaths, push continues to open roads to ATVs
    LOS ANGELES Last Mother's Day, Jaret Graham, 14, climbed on the back of an all-terrain vehicle driven by his 12-year-old cousin. As they sped down a paved stretch of country road in west Texas, the 12-year-old lost control, the vehicle went into a ditch...
  • State panel delays action on pay raises for governor, legislators

    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown is paid less than some mayors and city managers in California, but a state panel that sets his salary balked Thursday at giving him and lawmakers a pay raise, saying it wants more information before making a decision....
  • Cook County home prices show big gains in 4th quarter

    Cook County home prices show big gains in 4th quarter
    A large part of Tom Gniedziejko's business during the past few years has been buying older ranch homes on Chicago's Northwest Side, adding second-story additions and reselling them. The deals just aren't what they used to be. Compared with two years...
  • Inflation rate remains low as January prices barely budge

    Inflation rate remains low as January prices barely budge
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices barely budged last month, a slowdown that showed inflation was well in check to start the year -- and maybe running too low. The consumer price index rose 0.1% in January, down from the 0.2% increase the previous month, the...
  • Why Hollywood Should Be Watching For Robust Net Neutrality Rules

    With FCC chairman Tom Wheeler announcing plans Wednesday to do a rewrite of net neutrality regulations, studios this time around have even more reason to be concerned about how robust the agency makes its rules of the road for the Internet. As showbiz...
  • Florida Panthers workshop: Live blogging, live-stream

    Below: A chronology of today's Florida Panthers / Broward County Commission meeting, with highlights of all that was said. Bottom line: A majority of commissioners support giving more hotel taxes to the team. The Broward County Commission is holding...
  • Household debt rises at fastest pace since global financial crisis

    Household debt rises at fastest pace since global financial crisis
    Families boosted their borrowing late last year at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis, a sign that Americans are gradually reopening their wallets as they feel more secure in their jobs. Household debt jumped $241 billion to $11.5...
  • Major retailers expect stronger sales in 2014

    Major retailers expect stronger sales in 2014
    Retail sales growth will speed up, albeit slightly in 2014, rising 4.1 percent compared with an estimated 3.7 percent gain in 2013, the National Retail Federation said Thursday. The Washington, D.C. based trade group which represents retailers such as...
  • Household borrowing picks up as economy recovers

    American families boosted their debt late last year at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis, an indication of improving consumer confidence as the economy gains steam. Household debt rose by $241 billion in the fourth quarter, the...
  • Letters: College debt and the middle class

    Re "Deep in student debt," Opinion, Feb. 10 Sarah Amandolare is troubled by "gapping" — colleges' practice of admitting students without awarding enough financial aid to make a school affordable. The vast majority of the nation's colleges have...
  • Consumer confidence index up in January, marking 2nd straight advance

    Consumer confidence index up in January, marking 2nd straight advance
    Consumer optimism about the economy increased in January for the second consecutive month as Americans shook off the effects of last fall's partial federal government shutdown, the Conference Board said Tuesday. The organization's consumer confidence...