| Nov 26, 2014
| 10:31 AM
At 1 p.m. on Nov. 28, 1914, at the invitation of the Highland Park Business Men's Association, 115 motor vehicles drove single file north on Sheridan Road from the Congress Hotel to Forest Avenue in Highland Park. (The procession took several minor...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Total U.S. household debt rose slightly in the third quarter to a total of $11.7 trillion, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which pronounced the end of the crisis-era "deleveraging process."
The increase of $78 billion...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg has told America's women to Lean In to our jobs rather than give up, and many of us have listened. More than 40 percent of women are the breadwinners in our households. Close to 8 million women own their businesses.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Americans are feeling better about their finances than at any time since the Great Recession of 2007-09, but that doesn't mean they are ready to go on a spending spree.
Despite a sharp decline in layoffs since the recession and progress paying down their...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Consumers went shopping in October and gave a much-needed boost to retailers, adding some crucial momentum to the holiday shopping season.
U.S. retail sales increased 0.3% last month, after dropping 0.3% in September, the Commerce Department said...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Lost applications, frozen computer screens and hours spent waiting on hold for help — those consumer problems made up last year's narrative about Maryland's health insurance exchange, the online marketplace launched under the federal Affordable Care...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Coral Springs residents voted down a proposal to increase commissioner salaries in last week's election, but voters in Parkland were in a much more generous mood, approving a massive salary hike for city officials.
While the proposed charter amendment...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Midterm elections are today. If you are deciding not to vote or to vote against President Obama, here is what you are choosing to vote against:
1. Unemployment rate is under 6 percent for the first time since the Great Recession in 2008 (6 years)
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:08 PM
First it was fresh concerns about the fragile Eurozone recovery. Then there was the sudden steep fall in oil prices. Now investors are worrying whether the American economy can pull up a slumping global economy.
And overlaying all these — fears...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Numerous studies suggest Americans are getting dumber.
Perhaps such a study exists; I'm just too stupid to know where to look.
So let's assume our brainpower meter is plummeting faster than congressional approval ratings. Now can somebody please alert...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 12:23 PM
What could possibly go wrong?
As the backlash continues over dissemination of hacked private photos through the Snapchat app Snapsaved, which followed on the heels of an iCloud hack, Alaska Air is looking at converting its ticketing operations from...