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  • Wholesale prices rise by most in more than a year

    Wholesale prices rise by most in more than a year
    Wholesale prices in the U.S. rose in April by the most in more than a year, reflecting broad-based gains that signal the threat of deflation is ebbing as the economy improves. The 0.6% increase in the producer price index was the biggest since September...
  • Jobless claims drop to lowest level in 7 years

    Jobless claims drop to lowest level in 7 years
    The fewest Americans in seven years filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market continued to improve. Jobless claims dropped by 24,000 to 297,000 in the week ended May 10, less than any economist projected in a Bloomberg...
  • Consumer prices rise the most in 10 months

    Consumer prices rise the most in 10 months
    The cost of living in the U.S. rose in April by the most in almost a year, a sign inflation may pick up as demand in the world's largest economy recovers from a weak first quarter. The consumer price index increased 0.3 percent, the biggest advance...
  • Inflation picks up as U.S. consumer price index rises 0.3% in April

    Inflation picks up as U.S. consumer price index rises 0.3% in April
    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...
  • 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...
  • Consumer confidence up slightly amid better views of personal finances

    Consumer confidence up slightly amid better views of personal finances
    Consumer confidence rose slightly this month as Americans reported the strongest gains in their personal financial situation in seven years, according to results of a leading private survey released Friday. The consumer sentiment index from the...
  • Safety recall on portable bed rails for adults

    Safety recall on portable bed rails for adults
    About 113,000 portable bed rails for adults are being voluntarily recalled because they pose a risk of entrapment and strangulation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today. The handles, sold nationwide through 2007 by Bed Handles Inc.,...
  • AAA Forecasts Increase in Memorial Day Weekend Traffic

     
    After a brutal winter for most of the country, motorists are planning to hit the road in droves this Memorial Day weekend. AAA is reporting that around 31.8 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more this weekend, up from......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Raises approved for D214 teachers

    Raises approved for D214 teachers
    Salaries are going up for teachers and counselors in Arlington Heights-based Township High School District 214, but school district officials are releasing few details about the pay raises. The school board at its May 22 meeting approved a five-year...