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  • 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...
  • GoPro's hot IPO is latest boon for Wall St. firms

    Shares of action camcorder maker GoPro Inc. surged in their initial public offering Thursday, and no one was happier than the private equity firms that got to cash in on the deal. This year's IPO boom has helped to propel the stock market, boost...
  • Americans to travel for July 4th weekend in bigger numbers

    Americans to travel for July 4th weekend in bigger numbers
    Expect more traffic on the road this Fourth of July weekend, as 41 million Americans travel for the Independence Day holiday, a 1.9% increase over last year. The forecast by AAA attributes the increase to a rise in consumer confidence, a greater...
  • 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...
  • Chapman to present update on economic predictions

    The annual Chapman University Economic Forecast returns to Costa Mesa on June 19 for a midyear update on the predictions made last year. Following a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., the presentation begins at 8:30 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Job growth is robust in June; unemployment rate falls to 6.1%

    U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to a six-year low of 6.1%, the government reported Thursday. The net job growth in June exceeded analysts' expectations and signaled a strengthening labor market as the...
  • Fastest U.S. hiring since 1999 as company confidence rises

    Fastest U.S. hiring since 1999 as company confidence rises
    A family-run concrete business in Michigan, the U.S.'s second-biggest carmaker, the largest railroad and a solar power provider in California are all hiring as industrial companies lead a broad labor-market rebound that's on pace to add the most jobs in...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...