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  • Fourth of July busiest, deadliest time on Illinois roads

    Fourth of July busiest, deadliest time on Illinois roads
    Traffic may seem lighter than usual during the commuter work week, but it is expected to increase on the holiday weekend. AAA estimates 2.3 million Illinoisans will be traveling for the holiday weekend, a 2.2 percent increase from 2013, and two million of...
  • Japan May orders data shock casts shadow over recovery scenario

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's machinery orders tumbled by a record margin in May, dashing hopes for a bounce and casting doubt over a scenario of investment-led recovery in the world's third-largest economy. The data are highly volatile, but serve as an...
  • Your Place: Best to watch long-term trends in real-estate market

    When I started writing about real estate full time, the experts cautioned me not to chase month-to-month data, and to focus instead on quarterly and yearly figures. I've tried to toe that line. As agents, builders and economists would be quick to tell...
  • Faltering Germany casts cloud over fragile euro zone

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany's faltering economy has cast further doubt over the euro zone's prospects for recovery this year, with no other big country strong enough to pick up the slack. Since late last year, the 18 countries using the euro have been...
  • Bank of Canada to hold rates steady, tone down inflation concern: Reuters poll

    (Reuters) - Worries about soft growth will keep the Bank of Canada from hiking interest rates until late next year although rising prices are expected to make it temper concerns about low inflation in its policy statement next week, a Reuters poll found....
  • Laughable law on fireworks hurts many

     Laughable law on fireworks hurts many
    The first problem with fireworks is that Florida's ban on their sale is a total sham. Fireworks that explode or fly through the air — such as Roman candles, bottle rockets and mortars — are supposed to be illegal here. But a 60-year-old...
  • Japan June wholesale prices rise 4.6 percent year-on-year

    TOKYO, (Reuters) - Japanese wholesale prices rose 4.6 percent in the year to June, Bank of Japan data showed on Thursday. The rise in the corporate goods price index (CGPI), which measures the price companies charge each other for their goods and...
  • Around Town: Area's water report dates back to 19th century

    Summer is here, along with the La CaƱada Irrigation District’s water report. Not that any of us, other than the oceanographers, can understand the report. According to the EPA, by July 1, we should each “receive in the mail a short report...
  • Downers Grove D58 approves raises for teachers, maintenance workers

    Downers Grove D58 approves raises for teachers, maintenance workers
    Downers Grove elementary school teachers and maintenance workers agreed to new employment contracts this week that will bump up salaries and increase some pensions over the next four years. The Grade School District 58 school board ratified the...
  • Tolls on Turnpike, other state roads going up July 1

    Tolls on Turnpike, other state roads going up July 1
    Get ready to pay a little more for tolls on Florida's Turnpike and other state-operated toll roads. SunPass users and those billed under the Toll by Plate system will pay 1.5 percent more as of July 1 to travel Alligator Alley, the Sawgrass Expressway...
  • Consumer price index jumps 0.4% in May as inflation heats up

    Consumer price index jumps 0.4% in May as inflation heats up
    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...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Thursday, June 19, 2014

    •A Business section article Wednesday about rising inflation misidentified the agency that released consumer price index data. It was released by the Labor Department. •An editorial Monday overstated the combined income of two Hinsdale...