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  • Loyola professor gets the math wrong

    Loyola professor gets the math wrong
    In 2014 it's hard to imagine an economist who is unaware of the concept of inflation or the Consumer Price Index. Yet letter writer and Loyala University of Maryland professor Stephen J.K. Walters still doesn't get it ("Rodricks finds the wrong villain in...
  • Five questions for financial adviser Jonathan Murray

    Five questions for financial adviser Jonathan Murray
    With volatility in the stock market shaking up investors, Jonathan Murray, a financial adviser at UBS Financial Services in Hunt Valley, says people should keep a long-term outlook and accept such corrections as normal. Murray appears regularly on...
  • LCA on track for a good first year in Allentown

    LCA on track for a good first year in Allentown
    A year ago Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski made a bold move. Faced with escalating pension payments that were set to top $23 million by 2015, he pushed City Council to lease the city's largest and most valuable asset, its water and sewer systems, in...
  • Entertaining financial talk

    Entertaining financial talk
    In the course of my workday, I have little time to watch financial programming on television. However while the stock markets were wildly gyrating, I happened to be on an extended driving trip, and had the opportunity to listen to hours of programming...
  • 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...
  • Brazil's auto industry wonders if things can get any worse

    Brazil's auto industry wonders if things can get any worse
    It could be a year or more before Brazil's auto industry turns the corner. By Brad Haynes and Alberto AlerigiReuters SAO PAULO — Automakers in Brazil are facing the sharpest slowdown since 1999, and it could be a year or more before things turn...
  • Metra's 10-year plan brings its commuter railroad into the 21st century

    The Tribune has taken issue with the reformed Metra management by criticizing its proposal for 10 years of periodic fare increases to fund both operations and capital improvements (Editorial, Oct. 24). This is perplexing to me. As a former RTA overseer of...
  • Facing Customer Anger, Frontier Offers Broadband Service Refunds

    Facing Customer Anger, Frontier Offers Broadband Service Refunds
    What's happening with the Frontier Communications takeover of AT&T's wireline phone, TV and Internet service in Connecticut? I reported Monday that Frontier said 99 percent of its customers had "experienced a seamless transition from AT&T's service to...
  • Dems running from record, GOP running from failure

    Dems running from record,  GOP running from failure
    America's unemployment rate is the lowest since the financial crisis. The economy has grown 8 percent in the last six months. Consumer confidence is the highest in seven years. Household wealth is above pre-recession levels. Florida, as Gov. Rick Scott...
  • Consumer spending drops in September as income growth slows

    Consumer spending drops in September as income growth slows
    Americans unexpectedly tightened their purse strings a bit in September, sending consumer spending to its first drop in eight months, as income growth slowed, the Commerce Department said Friday. Consumer spending declined 0.2% after a jump of 0.5% in...
  • Amazon.com boosts holiday hiring to 80,000

    Amazon.com boosts holiday hiring to 80,000
    Amazon.com is beefing up its holiday staff with an additional 80,000 seasonal workers as the online retailer prepares for the holiday shopping rush. The Seattle company said it is adding about 10,000 more temporary positions compared to last year to...