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  • Budget proposal is Obama's map back to big government

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama wants the era of big government back. Ronald Reagan in his 1981 inaugural ushered in an era of skepticism about Uncle Sam by declaring that "government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem." Bill...
  • Weak earnings by multinational U.S. companies pummel stock market

    Weak earnings by multinational U.S. companies pummel stock market
    There's been a slugfest in the stock market since the beginning of the year. On one side are the optimists — investors emboldened by the conviction that cheap oil would put spending money in consumers' pockets and the recent strength of the U.S....
  • Franchise group optimistic about growth in 2015

    Franchise group optimistic about growth in 2015
    Franchise businesses are optimistic about growing in 2015, but are concerned that increased federal regulations and a higher minimum wage could pressure that growth. The International Franchise Association expects the franchise industry to add 247,000...
  • As economy improves, caterers see a growing appetite for holiday parties

    As economy improves, caterers see a growing appetite for holiday parties
    Inside the kitchen of catering firm Heirloom L.A., chefs buzz with adrenaline. Cooks jump from one task to another, some peeling onions while others braise short ribs or tackle risotto. All hands — and spatulas — are on deck for the holiday...
  • Consumer spending jumps in November as incomes rise

    Consumer spending jumps in November as incomes rise
    Consumer spending jumped last month as Americans' incomes continued to rise, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Personal consumption expenditures rose 0.6% in November, the biggest increase in three months. The figure, which was 0.1 percentage points...
  • Keurig recalls more than 7 million coffee makers after burns reported

    Keurig recalls more than 7 million coffee makers after burns reported
    If you purchased a Keurig coffee maker for the holidays, you may want to give that serial number another look. The company is recalling more than 7 million Keurig Mini Plus Brewing Systems after nearly 100 consumers reported burn-related injuries from the...
  • Mailbag: Obama's economic policies are working

    How many times do economists have to say something before people believe it's true? Despite the GOP's relentless attacks, President Obama's economic policies are working. How else can you explain the pre-Christmas announcements that third-quarter...
  • Plunging energy prices cause biggest cost-of-living drop in six years

    Plunging energy prices last month led to the biggest decline in the cost of living in six years, keeping inflation well below the Federal Reserve's target and possibly complicating plans for the central bank to start raising interest rates. The Consumer...
  • Fuel prices reach lowest point since 2009, boost tourism

    Fuel prices reach lowest point since 2009, boost tourism
    Just in time for Christmas travel, gas prices are reaching lows not seen in a long time. Average fuel prices in Orlando clocked in around $2.40 a gallon Tuesday, while the national average was just two cents cheaper. "Gasoline prices are plunging with...
  • U.S. growth is strongest in a decade

    The U.S. is rolling into the new year with impressive strength as plunging oil prices have ignited consumer spending and helped fuel the best stretch of growth in more than a decade — even as economies around the world are struggling. A...
  • Winnetka District 36 lowers tax levy

    Winnetka District 36 lowers tax levy
    After a two-year analysis of its finances, Winnetka District 36 decided it was taking in more taxes than necessary, leading to a recent decision to reduce the 2014 tax levy by about 8 percent over the previous year. The board in December approved a levy...