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  • Money issues dominate final televised debate on Scottish independence

    Money issues dominate final televised debate on Scottish independence
    The campaigns for and against Scottish independence held a final televised debate Monday night in Glasgow that polls suggested was won by Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond. It was a victory he sorely needed: His “Yes” campaign has...
  • Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline

    Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline
    Consumer prices grew last month at their slowest pace since February, as lower energy costs offset higher price tags for food and shelter, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index, a closely watched measure of inflation, rose a...
  • D86 board to teachers: Promise you won't strike

    D86 board to teachers: Promise you won't strike
    The Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education called on teachers Monday to promise not to go on strike during the school year. The Hinsdale High School Teachers Association, which represents 372 teachers, counselors and social workers,...
  • Food prices drop 2.1% in South Florida

    Food prices drop 2.1% in South Florida
    You may have noticed your dollar recently went further in the supermarket: Food prices fell 2.1 percent in November and December in South Florida, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. Thank falling citrus prices for helping lower...
  • Coral Springs residents to vote on pay hike for city officials

    Coral Springs voters will decide on Nov. 4 if they want city officials to be given a pay increase. The current compensation for commissioners, after an annual adjustment based on the consumer price index (CPI), is $17,420 per year, while it is $21,776...
  • Latvia joins Eurozone with New Year's fanfare but little joy

    Latvia became the 18th country to make the European Union's euro its currency when fireworks exploded over Riga and church bells tolled in the new year. Latvia has posted the 28-nation EU's most impressive economic growth rates for the last two years,...
  • Latvia adopts euro, becomes 18th member of the Eurozone

    Latvia adopts euro, becomes 18th member of the Eurozone
    Latvia began its new year as the 18th member of the European zone, despite vigorous opposition from many citizens who worry about price increases in 2014. The ceremony to switch the country officially to euros from its former currency, the lats,...
  • Consumer prices rise on gas costs; annual inflation rate remains low

    Consumer prices rise on gas costs; annual inflation rate remains low
    WASHINGTON -- Higher gas costs helped push consumer prices up in last month by the largest margin in six months, but the annual inflation rate remained low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in December,...
  • Talking taxes in Arundel [Editorial]

    Talking taxes in Arundel  [Editorial]
    Here's a riddle for you: When is a tax cut not a tax cut? Answer: When it happens during a contentious Republican primary race for Anne Arundel County executive. The current executive, Laura Neuman, proposed her budget for fiscal 2015 last week, and...
  • 10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise

    10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise
    The next time you visit the grocery store, you may experience sticker shock. Prices for some of your favorite foods, including bacon, coffee and oranges, are on the rise.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail food prices rose in March...
  • Drought Is Bringing The Next Food Price Shock

    Drought in the United States, past and present, might make 2014 one of the more volatile years for food prices and supplies globally. U.S. consumers may get a preview of what's coming at the salad bar. The main culprit is the parched land of California'...