| Oct 6, 2013
Illinois regulators considered Nicky Nichols' associations too questionable for the state's latest foray into gambling, so they rejected his companies' bids to run slot machines in bars.
And Vince Dublino testified in a mob trial to running illegal...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
As employers search for ways to lower their health care costs, they're encouraging employees to sign up for a high-deductible health insurance policy paired with a health savings account.
An HSA gives you a triple tax break: Your contributions are...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The average cost of a private room in a nursing home is now about $248 per day (or about $90,000 per year), and 12 hours a day of home care costs even more, according to the MetLife Mature Market Institute. But for many baby-boomers, it takes more than...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in China to promote Chicago business opportunities on a trip paid for by the city's economic development agency.
During the two-day trip that wraps up Monday, Emanuel is expected to sign an economic partnership agreement with eight...
| Feb 19, 2014
Home warranties, maintenance plans and service contracts have two things in common. One: You pay upfront to cover home repairs and services even if you never need them. Two: Many plans will pay for only part of the fix. Sound like a bad deal?
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:30 PM
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&...
| Oct 18, 2013
After three trips to Asia as secretary of State, I am more convinced than ever that, as a Pacific power, the United States must continue to forge a Pacific future. But building that future means confronting challenges that require cooperation with our...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:08 PM
A new report from the media watch dog group Free Press accuses the Federal Communications Commission of turning a blind eye toward media consolidation in the television industry.
The study -- "Cease to Resist: How the FCC's Failure to Enforce Its...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The Directors Guild of America has set Nov. 4 for contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers.
The DGA, which named Michael Apted and Thomas Schlamme as its negotiating committee co-chairs in February, has...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:36 PM
WASHINGTON — The expanding transatlantic scandal over U.S. eavesdropping on Europe's leaders and spying on its citizens has begun to strain intelligence relationships and diplomatic ties between allies that call each other best friends, according to...