| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:43 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long-predicted dollar rally appears at last to be taking hold, with the greenback ending July with its best monthly performance in 17 months and investors positioning for the first post-crisis U.S. interest rate increase.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:45 AM
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,...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Two officials from Hinsdale Township High School District 86 highlighted their side of ongoing contract negotiations with teachers during a news conference Monday.
Board President Richard Skoda and board member Ed Corcoran included in their...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Fresh fruits and vegetable prices will go up an estimated 6% in the coming months, the federal government said Wednesday, as California’s ongoing drought continues to hit price tags in grocery stores across the country.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:11 PM
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'...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Crude oil prices were headed to their biggest weekly gain of the year on Friday amid fear that the escalating crisis in Iraq could constrain supplies around the world.
Investors were spooked after President Obama said he is considering military action...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It's not just your imagination: You are spending more money at the grocery store these days as the price of limes, shrimp, hamburgers and bacon skyrockets.
Prices are rising, and not just with those foods that have been affected by Mexican drug...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Americans paid more for just about everything last month, pushing inflation to its highest annual rate in more than 11/2 years and creating another potential obstacle for the economic recovery.
The 0.4% jump in the consumer price index for May, released...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Global food prices fell for the second consecutive month in May as the cost of dairy, cereals and vegetable oils declined, according to the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization.
An index of international food prices fell 1.2% to 207.8...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:55 PM
In a bid to spur growth and avert the dangerous threat of deflation in the sluggish Eurozone economy, the European Central Bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low and took the unprecedented step of lowering the bank deposit rate below zero....
| May 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
The cost of living climbed in April at the quickest pace since last summer, a sign that the economy may be picking up speed.
The consumer price index rose 0.3% last month, the biggest gain since June, the Labor Department said Thursday. Over the last 12...