| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:06 PM
Last year didn't turn out to be what analysts thought it would be for stocks in Illinois or nationally, as surprise twists in the economy turned expected losers into winners and global behemoths like Caterpillar into losers.
In general, companies that...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 1:15 PM
Some Twitter accounts of the New York Post and UPI, as well as the news agency's website, were briefly hacked Friday.
Tweets with false economic and military news were posted and then deleted.
One tweet on United Press International's feed said that...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 2:20 PM
Disappointing results from Bank of America and Citigroup tugged the stock market to its fifth straight loss Thursday.
Oil prices continued their slide, and U.S. government bonds jumped.
Weak revenue from trading pulled down Bank of America's profit...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:15 AM
Bank of America reported an 11% drop in fourth-quarter earnings Thursday, caused partly by the slowdown in trading revenue that has hit Wall Street.
Its shares fell more than 3% in morning trading.
The bank earned $3.05 billion, or 25 cents a share,...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Laurie Chisum works as a manager for a small office-equipment company in Orange County. She puts in about 30 hours a week on the job and spends much of her time at home caring for her mother, who is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.
| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A strong jobs report boosted U.S. and European stocks Friday, and leaving the Dow Jones industrial average just short of the 18,000 mark.
The main focus in the markets was the monthly hiring numbers. The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 321,...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 4:20 AM
The House of Representatives averted a government shutdown on Thursday, narrowly passing a $1.1 trillion spending bill despite strenuous Democratic objections to controversial financial provisions.
The vote followed a long day of drama and discord on...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film "The Interview," we have decided not to move forward with the planned Dec. 25 theatrical release.
— Sony Pictures Entertainment, Dec. 17
We have just witnessed the...
| Dec 26, 2014
So many stories, so hard to choose a top 12.
The world of business didn't disappoint in 2014, with megadeals, a fictional assassination plot, hacking and new agreements to clear the air dominating the news.
Long-suffering Detroit took a big step...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's senior editor Anne Kates Smith recently interviwed Kristina Hooper, the U.S. investment strategist for Allianz Global Investors, on the outlook for stocks in 2015.
Kiplinger's: Where do you see stocks headed in 2015?
Hooper: It depends on...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Years ago hackers planted malicious software on computer systems that control parts of the United States' critical infrastructure, including pieces of the electrical grid, gas and water systems. The malware, which the Department of Homeland Security...