| Nov 9, 2014
| 4:48 PM
If there's one thing I've learned from writing about whether the minimum wage should be raised, it's that writing about whether the minimum wage should be raised is a tricky business.
There are passionate voices on both sides of the debate, and those...
| Nov 10, 2014
A new building broke ground at Medical City, bringing incubation space to the area and creating a "launch pad for health and life science commercialization at Lake Nona," the developer, Tavistock Development Company, said in an announcement.
| Nov 8, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Corbett joins his troops
Tuesday evening was a rough one for outgoing Gov. Tom Corbett. Voters who had ushered him into the governor's office four short years ago had changed their minds in historic fashion. He offered a gracious concession speech after...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Ginned up by a powerful new tax incentive, a second craft distillery is looking to open in the entertainment district emerging in the shadows of the Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces.
Blackplate Distilling Co. would not only make the vodka, rum, gin and...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Cooper City commissioners soon will get bigger paychecks after they recently approved doubling their salary in a 3-2 vote.
The mayor's annual salary will rise from $7,200 to $14,400, and commissioners from $6,000 to $12,000.
Commissioner John Sims and...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Bruce Rauner moved forward Wednesday with plans to become Illinois' 42nd governor by selecting his running mate to lead his transition team, as Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn acknowledged he could not overcome a significant vote deficit.
A day after voting...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The scariest term that economists have been throwing around lately is "secular stagnation." That sounds technical, but it's easy enough to explain: it means the economy is in a slump that it may never be able to escape.
It's one thing to say things will...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Legg Mason Inc. and two partners will begin offering a new retirement product aimed at small businesses and their employees.
The EZ-IRA is designed to overcome hurdles that limited small-business access to such retirement investment vehicles, leaving...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Stockton employees and retirees avoided pension cuts when a federal judge last week approved the San Joaquin Valley city's plan to emerge from bankruptcy.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Christopher M. Klein opted to protect pensioners' payouts despite...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Republican challenger Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn made their campaign pitches from the pulpit Sunday, visiting African-American churches as they compete for the critical black vote in the close contest.
For Rauner, it’s part of a...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. could become a $10 billion company under a deal the Hunt Valley-based owner of skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities announced Friday to acquire Chicago-based Aviv REIT Inc.
The companies struck a stock-for-...