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  • Financial advising firm focuses on professional athletes

    Financial advising firm focuses on professional athletes
    When a new professional athlete gets that first big paycheck, it can be hard to suppress the desire to splurge on a sports car, luxury condo or whatever catches his or her fancy. Friends, family and associates might come looking for a piece, whether it'...
  • Louisville lawmakers approve minimum wage hike

    Louisville, Kentucky officials on Thursday approved an increase to the city's minimum wage, boosting it from the federal rate of $7.25 to $9 an hour by 2017, becoming the 12th city to approve a hike this year. The increase, which came after a series of...
  • Cut costs by getting your health plan to cover more of your care

    We don't have to tell you that the cost of health insurance has been steadily rising. The average U.S. worker with employer-provided coverage now pays $9,695 per year in premiums and other out-of-pocket costs for a family of four, according to the...
  • Transparency about medical costs is key to controlling them

    U.S. health-care spending has never grown as slowly as it did last year. Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the Oval Office when the U.S. government began recording health-care spending in 1960. Since that time, growth in health-care spending has never been...
  • Lake School Board votes to keep Moxley as superintendent

    Lake School Board votes to keep Moxley as superintendent
    TAVARES — Lake County School Board members voted 4-1 to offer controversial superintendent Susan Moxley another two years, praising her for bringing $15 million in grants to the district and making technological strides. Board member Marc Dodd,...
  • Middletown School Superintendent Asks For 6 Percent Budget Increase

    MIDDLETOWN – Superintendent Patricia Charles is seeking a nearly 6 percent increase in education spending for the 2015-16 school year, saying her budget would "move the schools forward." However, anticipating resistance to her $80.7 million...
  • White Sox spending spree done with eye toward sustained success

    White Sox spending spree done with eye toward sustained success
    The question on everyone's minds while watching the White Sox spend so freely this offseason is this: Why is Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf suddenly busting the budget? Ken Williams' memorable line on Sox spending — "you can't spend a dollar if you only...
  • Rowland Chauffeur's Pension Shows Why Counting OT Must Go

    Rowland Chauffeur's Pension Shows Why Counting OT Must Go
    The only possible good that can come from Vincent DeRosa's pension increase is that it finally spurs the General Assembly to get overtime out of state employee pension formulas. But, union influence in the legislature being what it is, we're not holding...
  • Rowland's Ex-Driver Wins Major Pension Increase, Including $177,000 Retroactive Payment

    Rowland's Ex-Driver Wins Major Pension Increase, Including $177,000 Retroactive Payment
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland's former state police chauffeur, Vincent DeRosa, has won a $19,000-a-year increase in his lifetime pension, along with a 10-year, retroactive payment of more than $177,000 upfront. As Rowland was being convicted this past...
  • Pamela Yip: Deadline looms for mandatory minimum withdrawal from retirement funds

    A critical date is approaching for those 70 1/2 and older. Dec. 31 is the deadline for those with retirement plans to take their annual required minimum distribution, or RMD, from their accounts. Also known as minimum required distribution, or MRD,...
  • Cubs' winning ticket: Lester-Montero battery

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs - INSIDE PITCH Since winning the 1908 World Series, the Chicago Cubs have enjoyed few days better than Dec. 9, 2014. First, the on-the-rise club acquired veteran catcher Miguel Montero from the...