| Feb 4, 2015
| 6:55 AM
At the East of the River Chambers of Commerce Association's annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, Dr. Nicholas Perna –Economic Advisor to Webster Bank, former economics professor and frequent consultant for economic matters for local and national...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 9:02 PM
Ride-hailing company Uber announced Monday a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University to open a robotics research center, further fueling speculation that it plans to invest in self-driving cars.
The San Francisco company announced on its blog that...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 11:16 AM
When it's time to choose paint colors for a room, people can be intimidated.
"Our consumers don't have a lot of confidence in choosing a color," says Sue Kim, color strategist at The Valspar Corp. of Chicago. After all, a gap of one or two years often...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 3:58 PM
After a two-year analysis of its finances, Winnetka District 36 decided it was taking in more taxes than necessary, leading to a recent decision to reduce the 2014 tax levy by about 8 percent over the previous year.
The board in December approved a levy...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:07 PM
Automakers saw a big jump in sales in January as lower gas prices and low interest rates pumped up consumers' confidence and their spending on new vehicles.
General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Nissan all reported double-digit gains....
| Jan 29, 2015
| 2:54 AM
The snowstorm passed smoothly for Connecticut Light & Power Co., but the maelstrom that hit this week is not abating.
The union maelstrom, that is. This isn't about a contract, it's about staffing, outsourcing and work centers around the state. It looks...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 12:40 PM
Some La Grange trustees are leaning toward a plan to eliminate the 1 percent food and beverage tax as part of a funding package to finance flood relief efforts.
Village Board members weighed in on an array of options presented Monday to finance up to...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:40 PM
Homes sales appear to rebounding across the state and in Hampton Roads.
Realtors sold 22,968 homes during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a recent report released by the Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR). That's a 2.3 percent increase over...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:08 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Florida's top financial officer said Tuesday that creating and publicizing a “stress test” will help instill public confidence in the smaller insurers that have come to dominate Florida's property insurance...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 5:00 AM
For the fourth time in 12 years, the world is facing a deflation scare. And as with any good horror movie, no one is sure what lurks in the shadows.
Since summer, slowing growth in China and severe weakness in Europe and Japan have deepened fears that...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 1:55 PM
Many workers in Chicago and elsewhere might have reason to feel more optimistic about their chances of getting a raise than they have in years.
Nearly 2 in 5 small and midsize U.S. businesses, or 38 percent, said they plan to increase salaries in the...