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  • Foreign investment in Chicago supports jobs, study says

    Foreign investment in Chicago supports jobs, study says
    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. The...
  • Brown's water tunnel job claims generating controversy

    Brown's water tunnel job claims generating controversy
    A bold, $25-billion plan to ship more water to Southern California could create tens of thousands of new jobs a year for decades, a Brown administration study says. And even though the plan is at least two years from possible final approval, it is...
  • Insurance company cancels policy for home being rehabbed

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My son bought a house in December across the street from my home in the Greater Atlanta area. He is currently living in California. He had planned to move here in January, but his wife is pregnant and, due to...
  • Council members seek tighter state regulation of ride-sharing firms

    Three members of the Los Angeles City Council called Tuesday for state lawmakers to back tighter state regulation of ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber, arguing that existing rules leave passengers using the firms' smartphone apps vulnerable and...
  • 3 L.A. City Council members back new rules for ride-share services

    3 L.A. City Council members back new rules for ride-share services
    Three members of the Los Angeles City Council called Tuesday for state lawmakers to back tighter state regulation of ride-sharing companies, such as Lyft and Uber, arguing that existing rules leave passengers using the firms' smartphone apps vulnerable...
  • Explore all options to pay for your parents' care

    Your parents fed you, clothed you and forgave you when you wrecked the car, so lending them a helping hand in their final years seems like the least you can do. But you also have your own retirement security to worry about--and maybe college bills for...
  • Are home warranties worth the cost?

    Are home warranties worth the cost?
    Homes that come with warranties sell 11 days quicker and for an average of $2,300 more than those without, according to a recent survey by one of the country's largest warranty providers. But one consumer organization says such warranties aren't worth...
  • Explore your options to cover long-term care costs

    Baby boomers face a dilemma: At a time when long-term-care insurers are shrinking coverage, more boomers than ever are recognizing the need to protect their retirement savings from potentially devastating costs. Big players have withdrawn from the market,...
  • Rachel Marsden: Trans-Pacific Partnership a bad deal for America

    PARIS -- The good news is that the Obama administration plans to create a lot of new jobs. The bad news is that those jobs will mostly be in Asia. President Obama's recent trip to Asia revived debate about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement,...
  • Ask Kim: How do I open a health savings account?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I signed up for a high-deductible health insurance policy for 2014. Am I eligible to contribute to a health savings account? And if so, where can I open the account? To make tax-deductible (or pre-tax) contributions to a...
  • Is life insurance a good way to invest?

    When the stock market does well, it becomes easier for life insurance companies to sell "permanent life" products that grow in value in step with general increases in the stock market. Unlike term life policies, which only pay when the insured person dies...