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  • U of C, Orland Park advance plans for medical center

    U of C, Orland Park advance plans for medical center
    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...
  • 'Hobby Lobby' just opened a new can of worms

    'Hobby Lobby' just opened a new can of worms
    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...
  • Buyers, sellers seeing benefits of auction process

    Buyers, sellers seeing benefits of auction process
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Plan to die: Compile key docs, instructions for surviving spouse

    Losing a spouse is one of the most difficult events a person may face. The transition that follows is difficult, but it can be helped immensely if key records and documents, along with clear instructions about necessary financial, legal and other...
  • Who's to blame for acreage error in listing?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We purchased a home in California that was advertised as being on 2.30 acres. All the real estate postings stated the amount of land as being 2.30 acres. After signing and purchasing this home this past spring, the...
  • U.S. launches initiative to increase exports to Latin America

    Days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement's implementation, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at  increasing business with trade partners in Latin America. The “Look South&...
  • U.S. to push for more trade with Latin America

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at increasing business with trade partners in Latin America, only days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement's implementation. The Look South...
  • Hartford's Trademark Industry Developed Into Protection Against Severe Weather

     Hartford's Trademark Industry Developed Into Protection Against Severe Weather
    Hartford's signature industry — insurance — started by offering financial protection against fire damage, but as the property-casualty business evolved the biggest threat to property became weather in all its extreme variations: tornadoes,...
  • Kids and Money: Credit card law succeeds in protecting students

    Put this solidly in the victory column for college students. Nearly five years after Congress passed legislation known as the CARD Act that was broadly aimed at preventing aggressive marketing of credit cards on college campuses, there's fresh evidence...