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  • Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate

    Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate
    You just can't make everyone happy. Now that the jobs picture is starting to look more encouraging for households trying to make ends meet, you'd think analysts would be joyful about more people having more money in their pockets to spend. But that's...
  • Gov. Quinn beats up on Texas

    Gov. Quinn beats up on Texas
    As governor of Illinois, I take great pleasure in hearing that Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was here just last year, plans to visit again soon. That kind of repeat business is great for Illinois tourism, which is booming with more than 100 million...
  • U.S. recoups jobs lost in recession

    U.S. recoups jobs lost in recession
    U.S. employers kept up a solid pace of hiring in May, returning employment to its pre-recession level and offering confirmation the economy has snapped back from a winter slump. Nonfarm payrolls increased 217,000 last month, the Labor Department said...
  • Jacobs' State of County: 'Transformation continues'

    Jacobs' State of County: 'Transformation continues'
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs strode into her fourth State of the County address Friday carrying a string of recent political victories, and touted a "transformation" taking place amid the local economy and culture. While a major recession drove...
  • Florida tops the list of most stressed-out states

    Florida tops the list of most stressed-out states
    For many people Florida is a place to kick back, relax and leave worries behind, but for the millions of people who live in the Sunshine State year-round, things aren't always that easy. Real estate blog Movoto gathered data to determine which state's...
  • Stress report really has me stressed out

      Stress report really has me stressed out
    If there's one thing that stresses me out, it's another so-called study about stress. A new study by CNNMoney puts the Chicago area — including the suburbs — in sixth place of stressed-out metropolitan areas. Sixth place?!!! Sixth-...
  • New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background

    New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background
    He'd been leader of a New Jersey social justice organization since 2008, making inroads on housing and employment issues, when Cornell Brooks, a soft-spoken lawyer and minister, got an opportunity he didn't see coming. The NAACP, a national...
  • Job growth jumps, unemployment near six-year low

    Job growth jumps, unemployment near six-year low
    U.S. employment growth jumped last month while the unemployment rate neared a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy is moving forward at a brisk clip after a surprisingly big slump at the start of the year. The economy added 288,000 jobs in June...
  • 10 cheapest cities in the U.S.

    When it comes to cheap living, don't mess with Texas. Three of the 10 cheapest cities in the U.S. can be found in the Lone Star State. Several Texas cities, including San Marcos, McAllen and San Antonio, didn't crack the top 10 but ranked very highly...
  • As Assembly speaker, he helped tame the budget. What's next for John Pérez?

    John A. Pérez became speaker of the Assembly, arguably the second-most powerful position in California, on March 1, 2010. When he took the oath, the state faced the highest unemployment rate in its recorded history and a budget shortfall of $60 billion....
  • College is still worth it

    As the Class of 2014 throws their caps into the air during this graduation season, many families are facing the stark reality of a mound of education debt. Given the still-tough job market, is college worth it? The answer is yes, with a caveat. Let's...