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  • Private sector added 208,000 net new jobs in November, ADP says

    Private sector added 208,000 net new jobs in November, ADP says
    American companies added 208,000 net new jobs in November, posting another solid though slightly disappointing month of labor market gains, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday. The figure was down from an upwardly revised 233,000...
  • More than 1,500 layoffs coming in Illinois

     More than 1,500 layoffs coming in Illinois
    More than 200 employees of Banco Popular in Rosemont will lose their jobs at the end of the year as the bank closes its back-office operations after selling its branches to First Midwest Bancorp earlier this year. Banco Popular disclosed the layoffs of...
  • State universities should be drivers of tomorrow's 'Innovation Economy'

    State universities should be drivers of tomorrow's 'Innovation Economy'
    After witnessing the effects of oral cancer on his parents, Matthew Kim knew he wanted to do something to spare others from the pain and disfigurement associated with this potentially life-threatening disease. His mother endured multiple surgeries and...
  • RBS Layoffs Last Chapter In Toxic Asset History

    The final layoffs of workers in mortgage-backed securities at RBS are small — just 30 people in Stamford, according to a filing with the state. But for RBS, this is the final chapter for a class of asset that imploded in 2007, leading to the...
  • City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019

    City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019
    The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to boost Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, while efforts in Springfield to hike the state’s rate and apply some brakes to further city increases fizzled at...
  • Prim sworn in as McHenry County sheriff, warns of possible job cuts

    Prim sworn in as McHenry County sheriff, warns of possible job cuts
    Bill Prim was sworn in Monday as the new McHenry County sheriff and was immediately faced with difficult fiscal challenges that he warned could mean job reductions. Prim announced plans to "streamline" operations and introduced a team of three new...
  • Obama has done little to help African-Americans

    Obama has done little to help African-Americans
    Addressing the nation last Thursday, President Obama sought to justify his misreading of the Constitution by unilaterally granting legal protection to 5 million illegal immigrants. In this, he reminded me of what Richard Nixon told David Frost in a 1977...
  • Dems should've run on Obama's record: My Word

    Why did Democrats lose big on election night? It's simple: They spent too much time running from President Obama's record, when they should have been running on it. According to October's factcheck.org, millions of previously uninsured Americans...
  • Raul Elizalde: The new bull-bear debate

    After two years of virtually uninterrupted gains, the stock market took a scary tumble in October. While the market went on to recover the losses, the autumn slump touched off a debate about whether it was a precursor of further loses ahead or merely a...
  • Lake's unemployment rate in October falls to 6 percent

    Lake's unemployment rate in October falls to 6 percent
    More people in Lake County are finding work — just in time for the holidays. The October unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent, from an adjusted 6.3 percent in September, according to new state figures. That's steady improvement since August,...
  • German inflation slowdown raises pressure on ECB

    Annual inflation in Europe's largest economy fell to its lowest level in nearly five years in November, suggesting the risk of deflation in the wider euro zone has not yet abated. Preliminary figures from Germany's Statistics Office on Thursday showed...