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  • Holiday shoppers spring into action

    Holiday shoppers spring into action
    Sisters Kim and Karla Duenas of Tinley Park said they started their holiday shopping at 1 a.m. on Black Friday. About eight hours later, Kim, 21, and Karla, 14, were resting up in easy chairs at a sitting area inside the Orland Square Mall, weary but...
  • Dems should've run on Obama's record: My Word

    Why did Democrats lose big on election night? It's simple: They spent too much time running from President Obama's record, when they should have been running on it. According to October's factcheck.org, millions of previously uninsured Americans...
  • Start of shopping 'marathon' looks promising, retailers say

    Start of shopping 'marathon' looks promising, retailers say
    Decked out in matching uniforms — black, long-sleeved jerseys with "Santa Baby" on the front — Christy Horn and several relatives took a midmorning break from Black Friday shopping for a photo shoot in front of a mall Christmas tree display,...
  • District 86 may ask voters to weigh in on campaign ethics, tax rate

    Voters in Hinsdale High School District 86 may face questions on campaign ethics, employee benefits and tax rates on the April 7 ballot. Board members spoke Dec. 1 about the possibilities of a binding referendum seeking a tax-rate increase along with...
  • Markets shifting gears, so buckle up

    Markets shifting gears, so buckle up
    That was fast. After the shocking plunge in the stock market this month, almost all that had been lost has been regained. Now analysts are debating whether that bodes well for the rest of the year or suggests too many investors are taking the stock...
  • Brazil's auto industry wonders if things can get any worse

    Brazil's auto industry wonders if things can get any worse
    It could be a year or more before Brazil's auto industry turns the corner. By Brad Haynes and Alberto AlerigiReuters SAO PAULO — Automakers in Brazil are facing the sharpest slowdown since 1999, and it could be a year or more before things turn...
  • Metra's 10-year plan brings its commuter railroad into the 21st century

    The Tribune has taken issue with the reformed Metra management by criticizing its proposal for 10 years of periodic fare increases to fund both operations and capital improvements (Editorial, Oct. 24). This is perplexing to me. As a former RTA overseer of...
  • Facing Customer Anger, Frontier Offers Broadband Service Refunds

    Facing Customer Anger, Frontier Offers Broadband Service Refunds
    What's happening with the Frontier Communications takeover of AT&T's wireline phone, TV and Internet service in Connecticut? I reported Monday that Frontier said 99 percent of its customers had "experienced a seamless transition from AT&T's service to...
  • Dems running from record, GOP running from failure

    Dems running from record,  GOP running from failure
    America's unemployment rate is the lowest since the financial crisis. The economy has grown 8 percent in the last six months. Consumer confidence is the highest in seven years. Household wealth is above pre-recession levels. Florida, as Gov. Rick Scott...
  • Consumer spending drops in September as income growth slows

    Americans unexpectedly tightened their purse strings a bit in September, sending consumer spending to its first drop in eight months, as income growth slowed, the Commerce Department said Friday. Consumer spending declined 0.2% after a jump of 0.5% in...
  • U.S. October auto sales best in several years, GM misses

    U.S. October auto sales best in several years, GM misses
    DETROIT (Reuters) - Automakers reported their strongest U.S. October sales in years on Monday, but top-seller General Motors Co missed expectations. Monthly U.S. sales of the six largest automakers as measured in U.S. market share rose 6 percent from a...