| May 19, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Lawmakers in Springfield mulling whether to let the temporary income tax increase expire might consider the contemporary answer to the 10-year-old question, "What's the Matter With Kansas?" In 2004, author Thomas Frank used it as the title of a book......
| May 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
My friend Dan and I were discussing the current job market. Like many large corporations which have resumed hiring, Dan's company has a slew of openings. I asked what he was looking for in the ideal candidate.
"I just want someone who's creative, can...
| May 10, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Megan Mocik never envisioned herself as a stay-at-home mother.
After having twins four years ago, the former marketing manager for New York-based International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. was determined to press on with a career, even one that came with...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:15 AM
When Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens later this year, it will serve as more than just a proud new gateway to downtown Baltimore. The $442-million casino entertainment facility will create 1,700 new jobs downtown — infusing new tax revenue into...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:09 AM
The Federal Reserve on Monday said it required Bank of America to suspend plans to increase dividends and buy back stock after the firm told regulators it submitted incorrect data about its finances as part of the government's annual stress tests.
| May 1, 2014
| 6:52 AM
First-time unemployment claims surprisingly jumped last week to a two-month high of 344,000, a downbeat sign ahead of Friday's jobs report.
The number of people filing for initial jobless benefits was up from the previous week's revised figure of 330,...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:34 AM
The unexpectedly strong job creation in April was a welcome sign to economists that slow hiring over the winter appeared to be related to severe weather and not a harbinger of another downturn in the uneven recovery.
But the economy probably can't...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:41 AM
The American economy barely grew in the first quarter as the harsh winter weather appears to have knocked business investment and other activity even harder than previously thought.
The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the economy expanded at a...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Northrop Grumman Corp. revealed Thursday its second major Space Coast expansion in as many years, a move that could potentially create 1,800 high-paying jobs and provide a $500 million lift for an area still hard-hit from the end of the space-shuttle...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:48 AM
California employers added a net 56,100 jobs in April, helping push the unemployment rate below 8% for the first time in nearly six years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
The state's jobless rate fell from 8.1% in March to 7.8%...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:58 AM
The Dow Jones industrial average hit a new record in early trading Friday before later reversing course and suffering a modest decline.
The blue-chip indicator rose more than 60 points early on to notch its second record high in the last three days...