| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Reduced customer traffic and constraints on inventory for Toano-based Lumber Liquidators' stores led to a sales shortfall and an 18.7 percent drop in profit in the second quarter, the company reports.
While overall sales increased by 2.3 percent with...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:51 AM
The world's highest-rated overseas airlines have entered the Chicago market in recent years, including one last week, highlighting economic opportunity for Chicago but also fueling controversy about whether foreign carriers have an unfair advantage over...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:03 PM
AT&T's $49-billion deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV has a long way to go before closing, but the two companies are already partnering on a Houston sports channel.
DirecTV and AT&T have submitted a plan to a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:09 AM
The Museum of Contemporary Art, as my colleague Christopher Knight reported over the weekend, appears to be facing a considerable gap in its exhibition schedule.
It turns out that the tumult of the Jeffrey Deitch years has led to an exhibition drought....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:34 PM
The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn't job loss or irresponsible use of credit. It's medical expenses.
An analysis this year by NerdWallet Health found that about 60% of all bankruptcies are health related. And a...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:01 PM
The release of the annual trustees reports for Social Security and Medicare customarily give rise to an outburst of disinformation from the enemies of these social insurance programs -- that comes with the territory when you're putting out documents of...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:18 PM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — After 19 years working as a cook at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino, Dave Rose is counting the weeks until he and about 2,000 fellow workers lose their jobs when the casino is shuttered at the end of the summer.
| Jul 12, 2014
In the days after he started work as a police officer in a small McHenry County village, Ryszard Kopacz was fired, investigated by the state police, arrested and charged with several felonies.
Kopacz had been on the job less than a week when a...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I'm a 33-year-old mother who lost my full-time job during the recession in 2009. I may have my "stuff" together again, but am considering filing bankruptcy. Each month I'm spending almost half (yes half!) of my income on debt payments to...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:21 PM
One of the former council members blamed for the corruption that left one of Los Angeles County's poorest cities headed toward bankruptcy was sentenced Friday to a year in the county jail, but he could be a free man in just weeks.
George Mirabal is...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Downtown Burbank restaurant Elephant Bar quickly and quietly went out of business recently, along with more than a dozen other locations, as its parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The restaurant was in business at First Street and...