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  • 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,...
  • Promising jobs report suggests Americans' earnings are rising again

    Promising jobs report suggests Americans' earnings are rising again
    Providing a surprising and much-needed bit of momentum to a shaky global economy, government figures released Friday show the U.S. economy is on track this year to create the most jobs since 1999. And in a bright spot for American workers who've felt...
  • Rauner meets with Obama, calls it 'terrific day'

    Rauner meets with Obama, calls it 'terrific day'
    President Barack Obama met late Friday afternoon with Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other incoming governors, leading Rauner to judge it a "terrific day" that included discussions about improving the state's infrastructure and economy. Rauner,...
  • Southland adding jobs at rapid pace but many have low pay, reports say

    Southland adding jobs at rapid pace but many have low pay, reports say
    Southern California job creation has grown rapidly over the last two years, but the recovery has been dominated by lower-paying service jobs in retail and food services, according to new research. That trend will continue without major shifts in...
  • U.S. economy adds a robust 321,000 jobs in November

    Providing a surprising and much-needed bit of momentum to a shaky global economy, U.S. employers ramped up hiring last month and reported a significant rise in wages — welcome news for American workers feeling left behind by the nation's slow...
  • Winter heating bills could drop by about $150

     Winter heating bills could drop by about $150
    As temperatures dipped into the 20s this week, Chicagoans dragged out their puffy winter coats, turned up their thermostats and remembered how the polar vortex drove up their heating bills last year. The good news is that this season's residential...
  • Filling factory jobs through temporary-staffing agencies the new normal

    Filling factory jobs through temporary-staffing agencies the new normal
    Sara Rangel was making more than $11 an hour working in a stockroom when the recession hit and she was laid off. Afterward, she began applying for temporary jobs through staffing agencies with the goal of landing a permanent position. Five years later,...
  • RECRUITER Q&A: With hard work, seasonal job could turn permanent

    By Erinn Hutkin The fact that Thanksgiving is almost here shouldn't deter those seeking holiday jobs. The turnover rate in industries that often hire for the holidays -- retail, food service and hospitality -- is higher-than-average, said John...
  • Frustrating Job Search? This Lawmaker Can Relate

    Frustrating Job Search? This Lawmaker Can Relate
    WATERBURY — State Rep. Larry Butler didn't intend to bare his soul when he got up to speak at the Platform to Employment graduation in October. But his voice filled with emotion as he told the job seekers he knows how hard it is to tell your...
  • Fed expected 'quite limited' impact from global weakness, minutes show

    Fed expected 'quite limited' impact from global weakness, minutes show
    Federal Reserve officials were not overly worried about a weakening global economy late last month, with many officials expecting "quite limited" effect on the U.S., according to minutes of the central bank's most recent policymaking meeting. The...
  • Economy grows at stronger-than-expected 3.9% pace in third quarter

    Economy grows at stronger-than-expected 3.9% pace in third quarter
    The economy grew faster in the third quarter than initially thought, expanding at a solid 3.9% annual rate, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The figure was unexpectedly better than the 3.5% annual rate the government reported in its first...