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  • Crises in Iraq and elsewhere send oil prices soaring

    Crises in Iraq and elsewhere send oil prices soaring
    Crude oil prices were headed to their biggest weekly gain of the year on Friday amid fear that the escalating crisis in Iraq could constrain supplies around the world. Investors were spooked after President Obama said he is considering military action...
  • Fruit and vegetable prices going up as California drought continues

    Fruit and vegetable prices going up as California drought continues
    Fresh fruits and vegetable prices will go up an estimated 6%  in the coming months, the federal government said Wednesday, as California’s ongoing drought continues to hit price tags in grocery stores across the country.   "You’re probably...
  • Gas prices ease ahead of holiday weekend

    Gas prices ease ahead of holiday weekend
    A week before the July 4 holiday, a gallon of regular gasoline in the Chicago area costs an average of $4.02, according to AAA Chicago -- about a nickel less than a week ago. In the past two weeks, gasoline prices have declined, said Patrick DeHaan, a...
  • Global food prices fall in May for second consecutive month

    Global food prices fall in May for second consecutive month
    Global food prices fell for the second consecutive month in May as the cost of dairy, cereals and vegetable oils declined, according to the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization. An index of international food prices fell 1.2% to 207.8...
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  • 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...
  • Deflation-wary European Central Bank cuts deposit rate to below zero

    Deflation-wary European Central Bank cuts deposit rate to below zero
    In a bid to spur growth and avert the dangerous threat of deflation in the sluggish Eurozone economy, the European Central Bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low and took the unprecedented step of lowering the bank deposit rate below zero....
  • Hinsdale D86 teacher contract talks continue

    Hinsdale D86 teacher contract talks continue
    The current teachers' contract in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 expires Monday, but contract negotiations are scheduled throughout July. Teachers and board representatives met on June 26 and have set additional days for contract talks to...
  • 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...
  • What price perishables? Why beef, bacon, even shrimp, are costing more

    What price perishables? Why beef, bacon, even shrimp, are costing more
    It's not just your imagination: You are spending more money at the grocery store these days as the price of limes, shrimp, hamburgers and bacon skyrockets. Prices are rising, and not just with those foods that have been affected by Mexican drug...
  • 10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise

    10 grocery store foods with prices on the rise
    The next time you visit the grocery store, you may experience sticker shock. Prices for some of your favorite foods, including bacon, coffee and oranges, are on the rise.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail food prices rose in March...