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  • Consumer prices rose 0.3% in June on big jump in gas costs

    Consumer prices rose 0.3% in June on big jump in gas costs
    A big jump in how much Americans pay at the gas pump pushed consumer prices up 0.3% in June, but the overall inflation trend remained steady, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The rise in the Consumer Price Index was less than the seasonally adjusted...
  • Recalled products sold by Best Buy, liquidators

    Recalled products sold by Best Buy, liquidators
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Best Buy are warning consumers that 10 different recalled products continued to be sold or were resold by Best Buy, Magnolia stores and liquidators Best Buy Private Auction, CowBoom and...
  • Teachers accuse Dist. 86 of stalling contract talks

    Teachers accuse Dist. 86 of stalling contract talks
    The teachers' union in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 is accusing the school board of dragging its heels in contract negotiations as the two remain far apart on salary increases. Mike Palmquist, a spokesman for the Hinsdale High School...
  • GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan see auto sales zoom in July

    GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan see auto sales zoom in July
    Automakers posted one of the best months in years for auto sales in July, with General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan all reporting big gains. By the time all the numbers are tallied Friday, automakers are expected to have sold around 1.5...
  • Wheaton Warrenville D200 hires superintendent from Kaneland

    Wheaton Warrenville D200 hires superintendent from Kaneland
    Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 has chosen a new superintendent, picking a top official from Kaneland. The board of education voted during a special meeting on July 30 to appoint Jeffrey Schuler to lead the district, starting...
  • The Ups And Downs Of State Surplus Estimates

    HARTFORD — Keeping track of official estimates of Connecticut's state surplus over the past few months has been a little like attempting to describe the flight of a bumblebee: It's down, it's up, down, and there it goes, up again. All those swerves...
  • July's job growth strong but below expectations

    July's job growth strong but below expectations
    The labor market extended its best streak since the late 1990s, posting solid job growth last month that lured more people back into the workforce. The 209,000 net new jobs were below analyst expectations and a sharp falloff from June's robust 298,000...
  • ADP says companies in U.S. boosted payrolls by 218,000

    ADP says companies in U.S. boosted payrolls by 218,000
    Companies added 218,000 workers in July, exceeding the average for the year and showing improving demand is bolstering the U.S. job market, a private payrolls report showed today. The gain this month followed a 281,000 increase in June that was the...
  • Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math

    Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math
    TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist trying to claim credit for stewarding the state’s tourism- and housing-dependent economy through the worst global crash...
  • Scott, Crist trade economic blame in governor's race

    Scott, Crist trade economic blame in governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE — Call it economic roulette: Despite the luck involved, governors get praised for economic recoveries and blasted for downturns. Florida's economy has been dominating debate in the governor's race this summer between Republican Gov....
  • US inflation slows, but petrol prices rise

    WASHINGTON Inflation in the United States increased by a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in June, slower than in May but marked by rising petrol prices, the government reported Tuesday. "In contrast to the broad-based increase last month, the June...
  • Dist. 214 still finalizing teachers' contract details

    Dist. 214 still finalizing teachers' contract details
    Township High School District 214 is still finalizing part of its teachers' contract nearly two months after approving a five-year deal to beat a state pension reform deadline. The holdup is due to a clause on voluntary retirement, according to Erin...