| May 25, 2011
| 10:41 AM
Most people know the traditional wedding vow couples take, but for many of the millions of Muslims in the United States, that’s not the case at all. In fact, the whole Muslim wedding experience is completely unconventional.
More than 1 million...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:50 PM
SeaWorld and Southwest Airlines are ending their quarter-century partnership. Here's the joint statement from Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld:
"Southwest and SeaWorld have mutually decided not to renew their partnership when the contract expires at the...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than in the past. Higher premiums are only part of the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:52 PM
The high court in Massachusetts ruled Tuesday that a petition to effectively ban casinos will go to a vote in November, potentially erasing plans for destination resorts in Springfield and Greater Boston.
At the least, the decision delays the start of...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The number of Chicago-area jobs with foreign-owned companies has grown 40 percent in a generation, from 1991 to 2011, but the pace of this rise has slowed over the past decade, according to a report released Friday by a Washington think tank.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:00 PM
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some companies have the right to subvert a federal law in order to remain consistent with their religious beliefs (I'll get to how absurd it is that a company can have a "religious belief" in a moment). In this...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:57 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department has just given a tax break and its blessings to retirement savers who want to buy long-term deferred annuities in their 401(k) and individual retirement accounts.
The new rule focuses on a particular kind...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:51 PM
University of Chicago Medicine and Orland Park are moving forward on plans for a new outpatient medical care center in the heart of the village's downtown.
After signing a letter of intent outlining plans to bring a 120,000-square-foot medical...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:49 PM
The European Union signed an historic free-trade pact with Ukraine on Friday and warned it could impose more sanctions on Moscow unless pro-Russian rebels act to wind down the crisis in the east of the country by Monday.
Shortly after returning to...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:35 PM
MEXICO CITY Most Mexican-built autos that U.S. consumers see in showrooms are compact cars like the Ford Fiesta, Nissan Sentra and Honda Fit.
But soon premium automakers like BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan on rolling luxury vehicles off assembly...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Auctions are perhaps most identified with either the very low end of the housing market or its upper echelons.
Thousands of homes in the Chicago area have been the subject of foreclosure-related auctions that have taken place in courthouse lobbies or...