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  • Yellen: A rate increase may be warranted later this year

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed's key interest rate could come later this year.
  • Clive Crook: Follow data on monetary policy

    The Federal Reserve wants to get monetary policy back to normal without scaring or surprising the financial markets. Now, try defining "normal," and you can see it's going to be difficult. A vital instrument of abnormal monetary policy has been the...

    Elgin mayoral candidates paint different pictures of city's economic state

    In the campaign for Elgin mayor, incumbent Dave Kaptain and challenger Joseph Galvan differ sharply on how they see the state of the city, particularly matters related to economic development. Galvan, 58, claims "the mayor's economic development...

    Spring fever: Home improvement projects sprout refinancing surge

    Along with warming weather, budding plants and the inescapable desire to head outdoors, spring is also the season of starting those home improvement projects inspired by the latest home show or just simply because it's time to make a change. Studies...

    How is the world more in hock than before the Great Recession?

    How is the world more in hock than before the Great Recession?
    "It was 1943 and the Nazis were deporting Greece's Jews to death camps in Poland. Hitler's genocidal accountants forced the Jews to pay their train fare. The bill for 58,585 Jews sent to Auschwitz and other camps exceeded 2 million Reichsmark — over...