| Dec 5, 2013
Watching Illinois politicians brag about how they reformed the state pension mess — actually pretending they cured the same deadly infection that they caused years ago — I had an odd thought.
Does Illinois smell south of cheese?
| Dec 1, 2013
Many of the nation's top CEOs have joined forces to "fix the debt." They want to achieve this goal, in part, by reducing Social Security benefits and raising the retirement age to 70.
One of the chief executive officers, David Cote, runs Honeywell....
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Share the Earth
Thank you for your excellent Nov. 26 editorial on the cougar recently killed in our Chicago area. The killing of this magnificent large cat was a criminal act!
Many parts of the Earth are dangerously overpopulated by us humans. Why are...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
It was an accident, really. My saving for retirement.
I was in my 30s when I heard about IRAs, individual retirement accounts, and they sounded like a good idea. I was single. No house. No kids. I could afford to put a couple of thousand away each year....
| Dec 1, 2013
| 10:52 AM
The whole political circus over affordable health care would be rendered moot if more business executives had the mindset of Winter Park's Paul Goldsmith.
Goldsmith is CEO of CORE Engineering & Construction, a firm that has grown from about five...
| Nov 29, 2013
In the last three months, state legislators and Gov. Pat Quinn have done a fantastic job making headlines about trying to solve Illinois' estimated $100 billion unfunded pension liability, while accomplishing absolutely nothing. They held a special...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:38 PM
A planned sale of the Riverside Press-Enterprise to the owner of the Orange County Register has not yet closed three days after the deadline, according to the newspaper’s current owner.
In a statement published after the close of the stock market,...
| Nov 16, 2013
Employers, the Illinois legislature is sending you more signals that the deck is stacked against you. The lawmakers passed a bill designed to squeeze a business at the behest of organized labor leaders who are at an impasse in contract negotiations with...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:05 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The stereotype of American millennials is not pretty: Hanging out in basements, sponging off mom and dad, not making much money to speak of, and not really sure of what to do with it, when they do get it.
But what if - as evidence...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:28 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Taxpayers, check your calendars: There are 41 tax-planning days before the books close on 2013. With new tax provisions in place and several benefits expiring at the end of the year, now is the time to plot your year-end financial...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:22 AM
By Linda Stern
NEW YORK, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Taxpayers, check your
calendars: There are 41 tax-planning days before the books close
on 2013. With new tax provisions in place and several benefits
expiring at the end of the year, now is the time to plot...