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  • Local Voices West: Feb. 27 edition

    Local Voices West: Feb. 27 edition
    Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Naperville, Geneva, Western Springs, Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst and St. Charles. Distracted driving "Drop it and drive." Chances are, at some point, you've uttered a phrase like that after witnessing someone on the road...
  • Kentucky faces a bloody midterm battle for Senate seat

    Kentucky faces a bloody midterm battle for Senate seat
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Matt Bevin stood beneath Kentucky's Capitol dome and tore into all the things wrong with Congress, starting with the state's U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. "How," Bevin demanded, "can we begin to remedy what ails us as a nation …...
  • After lackluster jobs report, White House warns of shutdown's effects

    After lackluster jobs report, White House warns of shutdown's effects
    WASHINGTON -- After a lackluster September employment report, a top White House official warned Tuesday that the partial government shutdown led the labor market to worsen this month and probably cost the economy "a decent number of jobs." Jason Furman,...
  • Shutdown likely delays stimulus taper a few months, Fed official says

    Shutdown likely delays stimulus taper a few months, Fed official says
    WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Monday the central bank was unlikely to start reducing a key stimulus program for "a few months" because the partial government shutdown has muddied the economic picture. Charles Evans, president of...
  • Consumer confidence at lowest level since January after shutdown

    Consumer confidence at lowest level since January after shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence dropped this month to its lowest level since January after the partial federal government shutdown, though the decline wasn't as bad as some had forecast, according to new data released Friday. The preliminary October...
  • More Americans pessimistic about economy after shutdown, poll shows

    More Americans pessimistic about economy after shutdown, poll shows
    WASHINGTON -- Americans are more pessimistic about the state of the economy after the partial government shutdown and debt limit fight, according to poll results released Tuesday. Just 29% of respondents in a CNN/ORC International survey said economic...
  • Initial jobless claims drop to 358,000 but are skewed by shutdown

    Initial jobless claims drop to 358,000 but are skewed by shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped last week to 358,000 but remained high because of the partial federal government shutdown. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped from the previous week's revised figure of...
  • Debt-limit uncertainty already stressing financial markets, Lew warns

    Debt-limit uncertainty already stressing financial markets, Lew warns
    Appearing before lawmakers a week before the deadline to raise the debt limit, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Thursday warned that the uncertainty caused by the fiscal stalemate was stressing financial markets and could "deeply damage" the economic...
  • Private job growth down this month in wake of U.S. shutdown, ADP says

    Private job growth down this month in wake of U.S. shutdown, ADP says
    WASHINGTON -- Business hiring slowed this month with the private sector adding just 130,000 net new jobs as the partial government shutdown hit an already weakening labor market, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday. The figure was below the 150,000...
  • Another misguided GOP attack on Obamacare

    Another misguided GOP attack on Obamacare
    Ever since the housing market collapse, nothing stokes the flames of public outrage quite like the phrase "government bailout." It's become the condemnation of choice for both parties when faced with a policy they don't like. Lately, conservatives have...
  • Senate clears debt ceiling bill in dramatic vote

    Senate clears debt ceiling bill in dramatic vote
    WASHINGTON -- Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, ending the last three years of partisan brinkmanship over the debt limit, but not without a last-minute protest led by tea party...
  • For sale (soon): 8 Corvettes; must be able to remove from sinkhole

    For sale (soon): 8 Corvettes; must be able to remove from sinkhole
    It gives a whole new meaning to the question, “Dude, where’s my car?”: Eight rare Corvettes were swallowed by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., on Wednesday. It was news that hit the Corvette community...