| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It was a slow grind, but U.S. stocks posted gains in the second quarter and first half, extending the bull run into a sixth year.
In a surprise, investors also were rewarded for sticking with bonds, as interest rates resumed their decline after...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:41 PM
As lawmakers struggle to craft a water bond proposal for voters, there's a huge reservoir of wonderful, non-controversial project ideas. But practically everyone is suffering from tunnel vision. Literally.
Not just the politicians, but —...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Although Argentina's apparently imminent default on its foreign debt is unlikely to trigger a rerun of the economic and political crises that nearly tore the country apart a decade ago, it could usher in a new era of hardship, analysts said Friday....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Common stock investors have certainly been pleased with the overall stock market performance over the last five years. For example the S&P 500 index increased 19.1 percent in that period; Vanguard's total stock market index fund has increased 19.6...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:37 AM
The Lyons Township High School District 204 school board recently approved about $22.6 million in projects at both campuses, including the renovation of the Reber fine arts center and cafeteria at the north campus in La Grange and the science labs at...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Southern California home building is stuck at historic lows, one of many factors conspiring against middle-class buyers in a recovery marked by high prices and low supply.
Despite explosive price gains last year, builders and their Wall Street...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:54 PM
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin delivered a robust defense of Russia's actions in Crimea and said on Tuesday that he would use force in Ukraine only as a last resort, easing market fears that East-West tension over the former Soviet republic could...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) offered a full-throated defense of the government's collection of data on billions of American phone calls, saying Wednesday that the National Security Agency’s practices have safeguarded the nation without trampling...
| Feb 22, 2014
We know where the time has gone, so stop asking. Where has the money gone?
Let's try to minimize regret, and maximize assets, in 2014 with some basic guidance from Don Taylor, a financial columnist for Bankrate.com who is also a financial planner with a...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Detroit hopes to emerge from bankruptcy this year in part by significantly cutting city workers' pensions and payments to bondholders, according to a blueprint filed Friday to restructure the city's $18-billion debt.
Detroit is to invest $1.5 billion...
| Feb 22, 2014
Detroit's plan to emerge from bankruptcy this year largely hinges on significant cuts to city workers' pensions and retiree health benefits — actions vehemently fought by public employee unions — as well as decreased payments to bondholders,...