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  • Many factors can impact retirement-savings risk decisions

    A basic tenet of retirement planning instructs investors to tilt their sails to more conservative shores as their retirement beachhead nears. One of the oldest personal finance rules of thumb held that one should subtract his or her age from 100, and...
  • Check It Out: Need answers at 1 a.m.? We've got 'em

    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....
  • ComEd customers face big price increases

    ComEd customers face big price increases
    Just as the Chicago area is getting ready for air conditioning weather, residents can expect to be jolted by higher electric bills. Starting June 1, Commonwealth Edison customers on average will see monthly bills jump 21 percent, to about $82 a month...
  • Germany, Japan, U.S. markets are fixer-uppers for McDonald's

    Germany, Japan, U.S. markets are fixer-uppers for McDonald's
    McDonald’s Corp. admits its efforts to fix things in Germany and Japan will take time and that it needs to pay better attention to what customers want, two company executives said on Friday. The world’s largest restaurant company says that it...
  • Tyson makes competing $6.1-billion offer for Hillshire Brands

    Tyson makes competing $6.1-billion offer for Hillshire Brands
    The food fight over Hillshire Brands Co. is getting messier. The Chicago company, maker of Ball Park franks and Jimmy Dean sausage, has received unsolicited takeover offers from two rival meat-processing heavyweights. Tyson Foods Inc. on Thursday...
  • Pilgrim's Pride raises its offer for Hillshire

    Pilgrim's Pride raises its offer for Hillshire
    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...
  • Pimco rehiring a former top exec to quell uproar over CEO resignation

    Pacific Investment Management Co. is rehiring a former top executive in its latest bid to overcome the furor still lingering from the surprise resignation of its chief executive early this year. The Newport Beach bond fund giant said Tuesday that Paul...
  • Pfizer's interest in AstraZeneca worries Maryland

    Pfizer's interest in AstraZeneca worries Maryland
    Research labs closed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer dot the country: Illinois. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. North Carolina. Maryland officials don't want this state to join that list. After Pfizer declared its desire to buy AstraZeneca — which...
  • Mutual-fund fees decline as stocks rise and investors get smarter

    Mutual-fund fees are declining as the stock market rises and investors become savvier about expenses, according to a new study. The sharp rise in share prices last year triggered discounts in which fees in many funds dropped as the assets in those...
  • Neel Kashkari says his diverse skills prepare him to serve as governor

    Neel Kashkari says his diverse skills prepare him to serve as governor
    Neel Kashkari's career has taken him from engineering to investment banking to managing the federal government's $700-billion bailout of Wall Street, overseeing stock funds and running for governor — all by age 40. What others might view as a...
  • Fund managers stockpile cash as defense against pricey stocks

     Fund managers stockpile cash as defense against pricey stocks
    Some of the most admired managers in the mutual fund business are ducking away from stocks. It's an unusual move that reflects some squeamishness about soaring stock prices. They are storing as much as a third of their clients' money in cash. In effect,...