| 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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The turkey-and-gravy window is getting smaller again.
Retailers are stumbling over one another to announce ever-earlier opening times on Thanksgiving as they race to woo Black Friday shoppers with deep discounts during hours usually reserved for...
| 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 4, 2014
| 5:53 PM
The European Union cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, saying rising geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East and a broader global slowdown have eroded business and consumer confidence since the spring.
The downgraded outlook,...
| 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)
| Nov 2, 2014
Watch out, millennials: There's a new generation in town, and the first wave is edging toward 20. The newly named Generation Edge (born beginning in 1995) is having an impact on fashion and beauty, with an emphasis on individual style and an embrace of...
| 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 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,...
| 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 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...