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  • Mortgage rates down slightly this week

    Average mortgage interest rates eased slightly this week, but may begin to move higher again next week, Freddie Mac said Thursday. The average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was 4.32 percent this week, compared with 4.37 percent last week and 3....
  • Transparency at the Fed: What's wrong with that?

     Transparency at the Fed: What's wrong with that?
    The Federal Reserve said again this week that it didn't foresee raising short-term interest rates any time soon, although it did so in an official statement that was more vague than its previous pronouncements. Then new Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen gave...
  • Thailand court scraps election results, extending political gridlock

    Thailand's constitutional court Friday nullified the Feb. 2 election won by supporters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra amid an opposition boycott, prolonging the country's 4-month-old political crisis and threatening a deeper toll on its tourism-...
  • To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics

     To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics
    The Congressional Budget Office says unemployment won't drop to 5.5% — the benchmark for "full employment" — until 2024. That implies a 15-year recovery from the Great Recession (which officially ended in June 2009, when the economy started...
  • In defense of Bitcoin [Letter]

    In defense of Bitcoin [Letter]
    Publishing a commentary about Bitcoin by an institutional economics professor is as responsible as letting a village witch doctor give lectures on the merits of proton radiation therapy to treat cancer ("The Bitcoin myth," March 3). Peter Morici is not...
  • Edna Pardo, 1921-2014

     Edna Pardo, 1921-2014
    Edna Pardo worked tirelessly to improve her community, focusing much of her effort on the inequities of Illinois school finance in her longtime role as a leader of the League of Women Voters of Chicago. "Edna was a very optimistic lady, and she really...
  • Joakim Noah, Kevin Brady And Bray Wyatt Have The 'It' Factor Of Leadership

    Joakim Noah, Kevin Brady And Bray Wyatt Have The 'It' Factor Of Leadership
    Every political party, civic organization, team and business firm could learn some valuable lessons in leadership from three persons in very diverse fields - basketball, politics and professional wrestling: Chicago Bulls Center Joakim Noah; Congressman...
  • On Harford's solid bond ratings [Editorial]

    Few aspects of modern life are as tedious as matters of finance. Sure, everyone understands what goes into taking out a five-year car loan then paying it off with interest in installments over the next 60 months. Credit cards are a little bit more...
  • Tinley Park spends big at 1 florist in town

    Tinley Park spends big at 1 florist in town
    After Tinley Park refurbished its downtown Metra station in 2003, village officials dressed up the cafe inside with a weekly order from a local florist. The regular flower purchases of roughly $140 to $180 continued for years, along with flowers...
  • 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...
  • Federal Reserve nominee Stanley Fischer defends Citigroup tenure

    WASHINGTON -- Stanley Fischer, the former Bank of Israel president nominated for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job, defended his work on Wall Street and told senators at his confirmation hearing Thursday that he understood the effect of economic problems on...