| May 24, 2011
| 3:45 PM
I was just finishing up the Page 2 note for Wednesday and wanted to fill you in on details about the Printers Row Lit Fest and the Trib Nation tent where you can hang out and talk with us that weekend.
First off, the Chicago Tribune’s Printers...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 8:54 AM
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 279 points Wednesday as the economic reports -- which have been weakening for weeks -- could not be denied.
Manufacturing dropped sharply. The ADP employment report made investors nervous about the unemployment...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 3:43 PM
Authors, book lovers and a group of 203 spontaneous dancers helped celebrate the written word in all its forms Saturday and Sunday at this year's Chicago Tribune Printer's Row Lit Fest.
Approximately 250 authors participated in more than 100 free...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 8:45 AM
Not surprisingly investors are worried about what a failed debt ceiling vote might do to their investments. But they are also starting to get used to terrible things happening, and so many have already prepared for what are called "black swan" events,...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 8:50 AM
I thought this was a really worthwhile bit of context this morning. Financial columnist Gail MarksJarvis looks at the uncertainty about whether or not there is a recession and examines the reasons for the uncertainty, and the implications.
| Nov 29, 2009
Q I'm 23, and when I was young I didn't handle my credit cards well. I've stopped using the cards or shopping unless I need something. But I have a lot of debt. I don't even want to look at it because it makes me sick when I think about paying bills...
| Jan 7, 2009
5 tips on recession investing
1. Cut spending, boost saving.
2. Avoid stocks if you need cash within five years.
3. Stay the course with retirement savings.
4. Still too nervous? Invest an IRA in CDs.
5. Younger? Be more aggressive.
| Aug 17, 2009
| 12:31 PM
Stick to fundamentals
ABBY JOSEPH COHEN
Goldman Sachs senior U.S. strategist
"There is incredible investor uncertainty," said Cohen, who sees slow growth for the economy.
The recent 40 percent rally in the Standard & Poor's 500 was justified, she...
| Feb 11, 2010
| 11:22 AM
There has been little normalcy in financial matters the last couple of years, which extends to tax strategies.
Several factors are affecting traditional year-end decisions taxpayers make to reduce their burden -- whether they are affluent or jobless....
| Feb 12, 2010
| 4:30 PM
You might be able to reel in some extra cash by filing the right tax forms — but be aware of at least one change that could cost you.
An array of tax cuts and refunds took effect in 2009 to spur the economy, so most Americans qualify for...