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  • Obama strives to shake off lame-duck label at start of trip to China

    Within hours of landing here on Monday, President Obama took credit for the release of two Americans detained in North Korea, defended his decision to send more military trainers to Iraq, vowed to expand trade with Asia and unilaterally extended the...
  • Massage therapy -- from arthritis to migraines, there's a plan for relief

    By Erinn Hutkin Jeff Muskovin's job is most rewarding when a client has a "Eureka!" moment. The licensed massage therapist has watched a musician return to playing without pain, a marathon runner finish a race with a faster time and no injuries, and a...
  • How to read a jobs report

    How to read a jobs report
    On the first Friday of every month, the country's financial elite wake up early and breathlessly await the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly Employment Situation Summary—or, as you probably know it, the jobs report. "It's the best single...
  • How the Tribune analyzed CPS' bond deals

    How the Tribune analyzed CPS' bond deals
    When Chicago Public Schools officials embraced auction-rate borrowing over traditional fixed-rate bonds, their goal was to save money for the financially strapped district. From 2003 through 2007, the district issued auction-rate bonds four times,...
  • Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools

    Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools
    Fresh from the world of high-stakes trading, David Vitale arrived at Chicago Public Schools a decade ago with a plan to transform the way it borrowed money. With the district thirsty for cheap cash, plain old municipal bonds weren't good enough anymore,...
  • Private sector added 230,000 net new jobs last month, ADP says

    Private sector added 230,000 net new jobs last month, ADP says
    Private employers added 230,000 net new jobs in October, a solid gain that indicates the labor market is continuing to improve, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday. In addition to last month's gains, the firm revised up September's...
  • U.S. unemployment rate falls to 6-year low of 5.8% on solid job growth

    Solid job growth in October, the ninth straight month with more than 200,000 new jobs created, and a drop in the unemployment rate to a new six-year low of 5.8% showed that the labor market is strengthening. But workers still aren't seeing much...
  • Study shows America's most expensive city, and it's not NYC

    Study shows America's most expensive city, and it's not NYC
    New York City is often believed to be the most expensive city in the U.S., but a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics says otherwise.    The report compares the average annual expenditures on housing and related items, like utilities,...
  • Construction jobs to grow fastest, economist says

    Construction jobs to grow fastest, economist says
    Construction jobs in Florida should grow faster than other fields through 2017, according to a forecast released Friday. University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith expects construction jobs to grow 10.4 percent over threee yeras. Jobs in trade,...
  • Heritage Foundation: America's poor actually live pretty durn well!

    Heritage Foundation: America's poor actually live pretty durn well!
    The Heritage Foundation has weighed in with its contribution to the enduring conservative effort to paint America's poor as undeserving mooks. The right-wing think tank's offer is a paper titled "The War on Poverty After 50 Years," by senior research...
  • You may be your retirement fund's worst enemy

     You may be your retirement fund's worst enemy
    Ask just about anyone near retirement age if they think they will have plenty of money to last through retirement and you're likely to see their insecurity. A new study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College shows they aren't being...