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  • Family finances: year-end tax moves

    This is the time of year when many of us count our blessings, and if you own stocks and mutual funds, you may have a lot of blessings to count. But eventually, most of us must share some of our good fortune with the IRS. As the year comes to a close,...
  • We're still a long way from solving minimum-wage issue

    We're still a long way from solving minimum-wage issue
    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...
  • Ace Hardware: Building healthy bodies and a healthy culture

     Ace Hardware: Building healthy bodies and a healthy culture
    Ace is the place for a healthy Brian Mayer, an information technology manager at Ace Hardware Corp. in Oak Brook. Besides bowling in a company-sponsored league, Mayer takes advantage of the free on-site flu shots and appreciates the annual biometric...
  • Rusty Hicks chosen to run L.A. County Federation of Labor

    Rusty Hicks chosen to run L.A. County Federation of Labor
    A vote by hundreds of union representatives has elevated Rusty Hicks to the top job in the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, marking the group's shift from leaders weaned on organizing workers to one who made his name running the organization's...
  • Space scientist gets U. of I. keys

    Space scientist gets U. of I. keys
    For more than a decade, space scientist Timothy Killeen has tracked one of his satellite instruments as it circled the planet and passed over Illinois to collect data on wind in Earth's upper atmosphere. So it seemed somewhat poetic Wednesday that he...
  • Hampton Roads small-business options expand under Affordable Care Act

    Hampton Roads small-business options expand under Affordable Care Act
    For small-business owners, the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, has introduced more health insurance options. In a series of seminars, the Retail Alliance, a century-old Hampton Roads business advocacy group, has been educating retailers and...
  • How to invest with a social conscience: Some popular options

    How to invest with a social conscience: Some popular options
    If you want to invest for the social good — or at least, how some professional money managers define the social good — there are plenty of options. But the No.1 rule of socially responsible investing is the same as for any investing: Do your...
  • Omega Healthcare strikes $3 billion stock deal for Chicago trust Aviv

    Omega Healthcare strikes $3 billion stock deal for Chicago trust Aviv
    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-...
  • Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings

    Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings
    The Illinois legislature has thrown a life preserver to about 2.5 million workers in danger of discovering in retirement that they are going to be far short of money. Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign a retirement savings measure that was passed by the...
  • Different pension rulings expected in Stockton, Detroit bankruptcies

     Different pension rulings expected in Stockton, Detroit bankruptcies
    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...
  • Is the U.S. economy in a permanent slump? These economists fear it is

    Is the U.S. economy in a permanent slump? These economists fear it is
    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...