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  • Holiday shoppers spring into action

    Holiday shoppers spring into action
    Sisters Kim and Karla Duenas of Tinley Park said they started their holiday shopping at 1 a.m. on Black Friday. About eight hours later, Kim, 21, and Karla, 14, were resting up in easy chairs at a sitting area inside the Orland Square Mall, weary but...
  • Dems should've run on Obama's record: My Word

    Why did Democrats lose big on election night? It's simple: They spent too much time running from President Obama's record, when they should have been running on it. According to October's factcheck.org, millions of previously uninsured Americans...
  • Start of shopping 'marathon' looks promising, retailers say

    Start of shopping 'marathon' looks promising, retailers say
    Decked out in matching uniforms — black, long-sleeved jerseys with "Santa Baby" on the front — Christy Horn and several relatives took a midmorning break from Black Friday shopping for a photo shoot in front of a mall Christmas tree display,...
  • Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages

     Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages
    Illinois this week could be headed toward two minimum wages — one for Chicago and another for the rest of the state — amid a high-stakes political battle at City Hall and the Capitol. The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday at a...
  • Trouble In Toyland? Pols, Activists Highlight Dangerous Toys

    Trouble In Toyland? Pols, Activists Highlight Dangerous Toys
    HARTFORD – The pile of toys stacked beneath a table at Connecticut Children's Medical Center Monday would make most children smile: a colorful tambourine, an electronic toy designed to look like a smart phone, foam blocks, a Dora the Explorer...
  • 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...