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  • Markets shifting gears, so buckle up

    Markets shifting gears, so buckle up
    That was fast. After the shocking plunge in the stock market this month, almost all that had been lost has been regained. Now analysts are debating whether that bodes well for the rest of the year or suggests too many investors are taking the stock...
  • Jobless claims jump, but one-month average lowest since 2000

    Initial claims for jobless benefits jumped last week from a post-Great Recession low, but the average over the past four weeks was the lowest since 2000 for the volatile but closely watched barometer of the labor market. About 283,000 people filed for...
  • Long-term unemployment persists

    Long-term unemployment persists
    Leticia Vives thought her rise from teller to senior teller to manager during 23 years at Bank of America had earned her staying power, or at least the experience to find work elsewhere. Still jobless 18 months after being let go in a downsizing move,...
  • Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%

    Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%
    Inflation remained in check last month with consumer prices edging up only slightly as low gasoline costs offset higher grocery store bills. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in September after dropping 0.2% the previous month, the Labor Department...
  • Eurozone troubles weigh on investors

    Eurozone troubles weigh on investors
    Investors have been preoccupied with the fear of contagion. But it's not Ebola, which seems to be less alarming in the U.S. this week as no new patients have surfaced and as investors have been buying the airline and cruise line stocks they dumped at...
  • Business economists report solid but slowing growth in third quarter

    Business economists report solid but slowing growth in third quarter
    Business economists reported solid but slowing growth at their companies over the summer as gauges of sales, hiring and profit margins fell slightly from the second quarter, according to survey results released Monday. Despite concerns about economic...
  • Investors expected to stick to stocks

    Investors expected to stick to stocks
    As the stock market enters the last quarter of the year, investors are expected to stick with stocks. Not because they think stocks are a great deal. Rather, professional investors see no other game in town. Many analysts repeatedly note that stocks are...
  • Weak home sales create a market full of unknowns

    Weak home sales create a market full of unknowns
    There's still a ways to go before 2014's housing market wraps up, but industry watchers are already looking ahead to next year. So, too, are potential buyers and sellers who decided to sit this year out. Last week, the Illinois Association of Realtors...
  • The reverse Robin Hood [Commentary]

    The reverse Robin Hood [Commentary]
    The Federal Reserve, the nation's central bank, was established by Congress to regulate the money supply — that is, the value of the dollar, credit and interest rates. And for years now, it has undertaken extraordinary and unprecedented actions to...
  • Unemployment rate falls to 6-year low

    Unemployment rate falls to 6-year low
    U.S. employers ramped up hiring in September and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low, bolstering bets the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in mid-2015. Friday's report on employment is the most significant gauge of the economy's health...
  • Yellen says rising income inequality in U.S. 'greatly' concerns her

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen raised alarms Friday about rising income inequality in the U.S., saying it "greatly" concerned her and suggesting the trend was incompatible with American values. The last several decades "have seen the most...