| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Teachers in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 and the district remain at odds on a new contract.
Increasingly, it looks like teachers could call for the first job walkout in the district's history. Teachers on Friday filed paperwork that...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:59 AM
"You have to know how to wear a hat," Bernard Shannon said.
Shannon, owner of Bernard's Wear at 9017 S. Commercial Ave., was wearing a beige applejack cap angled over his left eyebrow. He moved past the racks of fedoras, bowlers and newsboy caps...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Ongoing cost-saving initiatives, increased passenger onboard spending and higher cruise prices helped boost third-quarter earnings for Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
The world's second-largest cruise company on Thursday reported third-...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:08 AM
Florida employers announced 915 job cuts in September, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said Thursday. So far this year, Florida has had 16,729 planned layoffs.
Job cuts were up slightly during the month compared to September 2013 when...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:50 PM
In a day of contradictory messaging, President Barack Obama on Thursday assailed income inequality and the stagnant earnings of the middle class after appearing at a $50,000-a-person Gold Coast fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn.
Obama, who returned to...
| 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
| 6:55 PM
— The first known case of Ebola contracted in the United States is giving urgency to moves by lawmakers to boost funding for a response after years of cuts to federal prevention and research budgets.
With health officials raising the prospect of...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 1:21 PM
A new cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security may not be enough to help retirees in South Florida.
Inflation here is running 2.4 percent, more than the 1.7 percent increase that Social Security recipients will get in January 2015.
| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Department store giant Macy's Inc. is bulking up its holiday ranks with 86,000 temporary positions, the latest retailer to boost seasonal hiring in preparation for the upcoming shopping season.
The Cincinnati-based company said it was hiring about 3,000...
| 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 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...