| Jun 25, 2014
If you are agonizing over where to invest your money, you aren't alone.
The pros are there with you — nervous about stocks and bonds as clear opportunities become fuzzy in both. As the best and brightest fund managers talked at Morningstar's...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It was a slow grind, but U.S. stocks posted gains in the second quarter and first half, extending the bull run into a sixth year.
In a surprise, investors also were rewarded for sticking with bonds, as interest rates resumed their decline after...
| Jul 3, 2014
Summer is a busy time. People seem to always be on the go.
That can be challenging to avid readers and seekers of information. It's not always convenient to stop by the library to find something new to read or the answers required for a special project....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:04 PM
A federal judge has banned a Central Florida investment manager from the securities industry and fined him $660,000 for making false claims and using deceptive advertising about investment returns.
Max J. Zavanelli, a longtime brokerage entrepreneur and...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Irish pharmaceutical company Shire Plc said Friday it had rejected a $46.3 billion takeover offer from North Chicago-based AbbVie Inc., thwarting, at least for now, the company’s attempt to tap into the London-listed company’s low tax rate....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Hillshire Brands Co. shares hit a new high on Tuesday after Pilgrim's Pride Corp. raised its offer for the Chicago-based food company to $55 per share.
Investors are now waiting to see whether bidder Tyson Foods Inc. will come back with yet a higher...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Every week, it seems, brings news of a corporate coupling (or at least an invitation). Buyouts are brisk in industries ranging from technology to health care, from finance to consumer goods.
Halfway through 2014, U.S. companies had announced more than 9,...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:20 PM
More billionaires are born in Chicago than in any other U.S. city apart from New York, according to reports from two firms that investigate wealth.
In fact, one in every 200 billionaires in the world is born in Chicago, according to wealth research firms...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
One of the central maxims of billionaire investor Warren Buffett is that you want to buy stock in companies that have good moats.
We all know what a castle moat does: It keeps out invaders. What Buffett is referring to is an impregnable barrier that...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:48 PM
The builders of Heritage Village in Upper Nazareth have agreed to give the township $50,000 toward capital improvements to Tuskes Park after a heated debate during Wednesday night's Board of Supervisors meeting.
Heritage Village, an age-restricted...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Ryerson Holding Corp., a 172-year-old Chicago steel distributor, fell in its trading debut on Friday -- even lower than its reduced expectations.
Shares lost 70 cents, or 6.4 percent, to close at $10.30 on Friday. The Chicago company's stock began on...