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  • 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...
  • Hinsdale teachers vote to strike? Really?

    Hinsdale teachers vote to strike? Really?
    One of Illinois' most successful high school districts is in the midst of a power struggle: teachers vs. the school board. Teachers at Hinsdale Township High School District 86, which includes Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central high schools, voted to...
  • Inflation jumps 0.4% as costs rise for food, energy, other items

    Inflation jumps 0.4% as costs rise for food, energy, other items
    Inflation unexpectedly jumped last month as higher prices for food, energy and other items pushed the annual rate above the Federal Reserve's preferred 2% target, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The new data could lead central bank policymakers to...
  • Homebuilder confidence perks up in June

    Homebuilder confidence perks up in June
    Home builders have a sunnier disposition these days, though they're not quite fully confident in the housing market just yet. A key index of confidence in the housing construction industry climbed four points in June as builders said they expect to...
  • 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...
  • Retail sales up slightly in May

    Retail sales in May fell short of estimates but still pointed to an economy making slow progress. Sales rose a modest 0.3% last month from April, according to the Commerce Department. That was only half of the 0.6% gain that economists projected....
  • 7 of 8 District 34 schools to see improvements

    7 of 8 District 34 schools to see improvements
    About $5 million in work is underway in Glenview Elementary School District 34 to repair roofs, repave parking lots and sidewalks, replace emergency generators and lights and other projects. Improvements, which kicked off when the school year ended, are...
  • Boom time for moneylenders as debt pile drags on Thai recovery

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - "Business is great," said Aoy, a moneylender who charges a whopping 10 percent a month interest but finds plenty of takers in Thailand, where a huge pile of household debt is complicating the military government's efforts to revive a...
  • Brazil extends tax break for auto, furniture sales

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil will extend a tax break for the car and furniture industries until the end of the year to help boost sales depressed by a slowing economy, the government said on Monday. The six-month extension marks a change in policy for...
  • 'Easy money' helped to hold down unemployment, researchers find

    Without the Fed and its low interest rates, the jobless rate would have been higher these past few years pretty much all economists agree on that. But how much worse would things have been? A paper written by two economists for the Federal Reserve...
  • Auto review: Buick LaCrosse leads GM's campaign to attract younger buyers

    While Chevrolet and Cadillac have charged forward to help lead General Motors' post-bankruptcy revival, Buick has undergone a renaissance as well, an effort that has worked to bring a younger clientele into the premium brand. Helping to lead that...