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  • US consumer confidence slides after big January gain

    U.S. consumers are feeling a bit less confident this month, but their spirits are still at the highest levels since before the Great Recession. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index dropped this month to 96.4 from a...
  • Slight gains push stocks to record highs

    Slight gains push stocks to record highs
    The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered new highs Tuesday, beating marks they set last week. The Nasdaq composite also built on its gains for the year, finishing higher for the 10th day in a row. The latest...
  • Mercury Marine CEO John Pfeifer guides outboard engine maker into growth phase

    MILWAUKEE John Pfeifer is president of Mercury Marine Inc., a marine-engine manufacturer that employs about 5,000 people worldwide and has created more than 1,500 jobs in Wisconsin since 2009. Mercury is a division of Brunswick Corp., the nation's largest...
  • Chicago home price index shows slowing recovery

    Chicago home price index shows slowing recovery
    Home price appreciation in the Chicago area and across much of the country continued to lose steam in December, adding to concerns about a faltering housing market as a new sales season gets underway. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, released...
  • Fewer homes for sale pushes up US house prices in December

    U.S. home prices rose in December at a faster pace than the previous month, likely because of a much smaller number of homes for sale. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 4.5 percent in December...
  • South Florida again near top in home price increases

    South Florida again near top in home price increases
    South Florida home price increases remain among the best in the nation, according to a report Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index for Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties rose 8.4 percent in December from a year ago. Among...
  • Tesla Model S P85D: The D is like nothing else on the road

    Tesla Model S P85D: The D is like nothing else on the road
    Certain experiences promise a thrill: roller coasters, free fall, love. Add The D to the list. Tesla's Model S P85D, the all-wheel-drive variant of the all-electric Model S, is like no other car on the road. I say this without hyperbole or...
  • School spending, performance questioned at Park Ridge candidate forum

    School spending and student performance were topics criticized by some candidates running for local office during a public forum hosted by the Republican Women of Park Ridge. Twenty candidates running for school boards, the park district and seats on the...
  • Home sales show best January in eight years

    Home sales show best January in eight years
    Confidence in the economy and low interest rates contributed to the best January home sales the Baltimore area has seen in eight years, suggesting a strong start to the spring market, analysts and real estate agents said. Showings at open houses this...
  • Obama jumps ahead of Congress, highlighting economy in Michigan visit

    Obama jumps ahead of Congress, highlighting economy in Michigan visit
    Taking credit for a spate of good economic news and boasting of more to come, President Obama kicked off a three-state tour Wednesday hoping to prove that Republicans' rise to power in the Capitol this week will not push him to the sidelines. Speaking...
  • Mailbag: Bunnies, other art are what make us human

    I love the concrete bunnies. It's about time we who live in Newport Beach learn to laugh at ourselves. Too much noise about dock taxes, developers and fire rings. Not enough noise about the foibles that make us human. Let's leave the bunnies for the...