| Dec 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Grove Country Club reported to the Illinois Department of Labor that there will be layoffs Dec. 31. However, 100 percent of the staff will be rehired Jan. 1, according to John Weiss, the managing general partner of the Long Grove country club’...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Time Warner Inc. reported third-quarter results that sailed past Wall Street projections as the media giant garnered higher fees for its television channels and movies.
The New York company posted third-quarter profit, after stripping out one-time items...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:18 AM
Initial unemployment claims fell last week, dropping the average over the previous month to its lowest level in 14 years, the Labor Department said Thursday.
About 278,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, down 10,000 from the...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
As Republicans eagerly outline their plans for next year's GOP-controlled Congress, an item near and dear to some of the region's larger employers is the first thing on their lists: repealing the medical device tax.
Jettisoning the tax, which helps fund...
| Nov 9, 2014
A legislative review of tax breaks sprinkled throughout Virginia law is inching along with little prospect of ending any of these breaks any time soon.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe may get into the game later this year as he crafts a new budget proposal, but...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Taxpayer money intended for hurricane recovery could possibly be used to boost pay at the South Florida Water Management District, according to a district proposal.
While that could clash with rules for how to use money from the Federal Emergency...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Metra's board Friday unanimously approved a fare hike averaging nearly 11 percent starting in February, but not without a note of dissent over the size of the increase.
That challenge was withdrawn, however, when Chairman Martin Oberman directed Metra'...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 12:04 PM
In Anne Arundel County, the property tax is on the chopping block. In Howard and Harford counties, the stormwater management fee — derided as the "rain tax" — is being targeted.
Even in cash-strapped Baltimore — where a Republican...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Americans are feeling better about their finances than at any time since the Great Recession of 2007-09, but that doesn't mean they are ready to go on a spending spree.
Despite a sharp decline in layoffs since the recession and progress paying down their...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Botox maker Allergan Inc., an Irvine company that started as a purveyor of eye drops and grew into one of the most respected pharmaceutical companies in the country, agreed to be acquired by Irish firm Actavis for $66 billion.
The deal thwarts a...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Orange County-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. said Thursday that it has agreed to sell off 56 campuses for $24 million to a nonprofit entity that collects student loan debt on behalf of the federal government.
The deal between Corinthian and...