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  • A reminder that we still have an austerity budget

    A reminder that we still have an austerity budget
    It's unsurprising if most Americans can't understand why job growth and economic expansion have been so lackluster since the Great Recession. It's because the country is still carrying around the dead weight of the sequester and other budget constraints...
  • Is working remotely on the way out?

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm a single mom working from home three days a week. I can afford a sitter two days a week. I understand that Yahoo and Best Buy ended their policies of allowing employees to work out of the office. Maybe I'm overreacting, but are we seeing...
  • Poof goes the middle class

    Poof goes the middle class
    Imagine a future in which real wages for most workers decline year after year; a future in which middle-class jobs that disappeared in the Great Recession won't be coming back; a future in which young Americans either squeeze into an increasingly...
  • March Madness will boost office morale, drop productivity, study says

    March Madness will boost office morale, drop productivity, study says
    March Madness is only a few days away, and employers can expect worker productivity to plummet once the annual college basketball tournament kicks off, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. In its latest estimate, the firm said it...
  • Fix workplace burnout

    Q. My company has been in crisis mode for about three years now, and I am thoroughly burned out. I don't want to be seen as lazy, but I need a break, vacation and some life balance. At first, I was productive with the long hours, but now I make repeated...
  • Wall Street's Fed fixation

    Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke could not have been more precise about the projected cutbacks in the monthly $85-billion bond-buying program. He said in December that the Fed would continue the program until the national unemployment rate fell to 6.5%. And...
  • How to avoid another shutdown

    It is difficult to explain the recent government shutdown to citizens of other nations. In most of the world's democracies, this kind of disruption can't happen. Rules are in place to keep the government running even if a new budget isn't passed on time....
  • Public input sought on transportation priorities

    Public input sought on transportation priorities
    Cook County residents and business owners are being asked to weigh in on setting transportation priorities for future projects – from roads to bicycle paths and pedestrian walkways – and to tell officials about existing strengths and...
  • Personal income up most since February; consumer spending also rises

    Personal income up most since February; consumer spending also rises
    WASHINGTON -- Americans' incomes rose the most since February last month, helping increase the pace of consumer spending and providing a positive sign for economic growth this fall. Personal income increased 0.4% in August compared with an upwardly...
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio outlines his vision for economic growth

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio outlines his vision for economic growth
    WASHINGTON – With his standing among the conservative base still hobbled by his support for immigration reform, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has settled on a new course, staking his claim as a leader of the Republican Party's wonk wing. The latest...
  • What the Corvette Stingray tells us about America's place in the global economy [Commentary]

    What the Corvette Stingray tells us about America's place in the global economy [Commentary]
    Finding the road to a healthy economic policy sometimes is a matter of getting behind the wheel the proper performance vehicle. Driving the new Corvette Stingray is as enlightening as it is thrilling. The engine roars to life and propels you effortlessly,...