| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:57 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 2:38 PM
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...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:55 PM
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,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:30 AM
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...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 1:34 PM
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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:45 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:37 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 7:17 PM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:47 PM
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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:34 PM
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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:03 AM
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...