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  • Quinn's main foe is 'Vince Rauner,' not Bruce

    Quinn's main foe is 'Vince Rauner,' not Bruce
    Not to make too much of a reader's minor error, but this paragraph in a recent email to me sums up the Illinois governor's race perfectly: "Regardless of what we do or don't know about Vince Rauner, the fact that he's not Pat Quinn — or Michael...
  • Planned layoffs drop to 14-year low as unemployment claims fall

    Planned layoffs drop to 14-year low as unemployment claims fall
    American companies announced the fewest planned layoffs in 14 years in September while initial unemployment claims dropped last week to near a post-recession low, two positive labor market signs ahead of Friday's jobs report. With the slowdown in job...
  • Cutting carbon: Cap and trade — the sequel?

    Cutting carbon: Cap and trade — the sequel?
    When it comes to cutting carbon, what's old, it seems, is new again. Exelon Corp. executives are using terms like "cap and trade" and "carbon tax" in describing how they think Illinois should lower its carbon footprint in anticipation of the...
  • Charlie Crist isn't one of you, Republican mailer warns Democrats

    Charlie Crist isn't one of you, Republican mailer warns Democrats
    In an attempt to sow seeds of skepticism among Democrats about Charlie Crist’s bona fides as a Democrat, the Republican Party of Florida is sending out blunt mailers to South Florida Democrats. The mailers attempt to undermine Crist on one of...
  • Kmart to close Wabash Avenue store

    Kmart to close Wabash Avenue store
    Kmart plans to close its Wabash Avenue store in Baltimore by early December, laying off more than 100 employees as the company works to improve its financial performance, according to a notice submitted to the state last week. Representatives of Klein...
  • Layoffs hit Freedom Communications as it ceases publication of L.A. Register

    Layoffs hit Freedom Communications as it ceases publication of L.A. Register
    Layoffs hit the Orange County Register on Tuesday after owner Freedom Communications ceased publication of its Los Angeles daily five months after it debuted. The number of layoffs wasn’t immediately clear, but it appeared to be a mix of both...
  • Day to define vision and future in Palm Beach County

    Day to define vision and future in Palm Beach County
    The Palm Beach County Commission has a chance to plan the future of the county's last major undeveloped region. Today, the commission should take that chance. Before the commission is Minto West, the controversial project proposed for the former...
  • 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...
  • Freedom retreats from newspaper expansion by closing L.A. Register

    Freedom retreats from newspaper expansion by closing L.A. Register
    As he shut down the Los Angeles Register — a daily newspaper he launched just five months ago — Aaron Kushner found himself once again redefining "failure." The co-owner and chief executive of Freedom Communications, the parent company of...
  • Aurora firm OSI Group cutting 340 jobs in China

    Aurora firm OSI Group cutting 340 jobs in China
    OSI Group is cutting hundreds of jobs at its plant in Shanghai in the aftermath of the China food supply safety concerns that were uncovered in July, the Aurora-based company said Sunday night.   A total of 340 workers are being let go, including 226...
  • L.A. City Council approves minimum-wage hike for hotel workers

    L.A. City Council approves minimum-wage hike for hotel workers
    Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers — one of the highest minimum-wage requirements in the country. The City Council voted 12 to 3 on Wednesday to impose the higher wage on large hotels,...