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  • BofA, Alcoa and HP are ousted from Dow Jones index

    NEW YORK — The stock market's all-star team has some new players. Leaving the Dow Jones industrial average is aluminum giant Alcoa Inc., computer-maker Hewlett-Packard Co. and financial behemoth Bank of America Corp. Joining the index of 30 blue-...
  • 5 years after financial crash, many losers — and some big winners

    Never let a crisis go to waste, says an old rule of politics. For some major players in the economy, the financial crisis that began five years ago this month with Lehman Bros.' collapse turned out to be as much an opportunity as a calamity....
  • Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law

    Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ largest government employee unions sued Tuesday to overturn Illinois’ new pension law, ripping the long sought, landmark money-saving changes as outright “theft” from workers that won’t pass a...
  • Chicago pension tab: $18,596 for every man, woman, child

    Chicago pension tab: $18,596 for every man, woman, child
    The much-discussed government worker pension debt in Chicago now has a price tag: $18,596 for every man, woman and child living in the city. That per-person figure is the highest among the nation’s 25 largest cities. It’s nearly double that...
  • Office Depot employees face a new year of changes

    Office Depot employees face a new year of changes
    Boca Raton-based Office Depot had a busy year in 2013, with most of the year spent completing its $1.2 billion merger with OfficeMax. For South Florida employees, the company's December 10 decision to base the headquarters in Boca Raton was a major...
  • Small firms' stocks soared in 2013, outpacing the broader market

    NEW YORK — It's been a fantastic time for stocks, but it's been even better for shares of small companies like Zale Corp. The small Texas company's shares rocketed more than 280% last year, propelled by investors who expect lovebirds to...
  • Muni bond fund forecast: Cloudy in 2014

    With interest rates set to rise, many on Wall Street are wondering if the municipal bond market is in for another pummeling as 2014 gets underway. Investors couldn't get out fast enough last year. Bonds from states, cities and counties suffered their...
  • Sundance: Highlights include 'Hellion,' 'Finding Fela,' 'Dinosaur 13'

    The Sundance Film Festival, which opens Thursday, does not have an annual motto, but if it did the one this year might be "We Hear You." Understanding that its frigid Park City, Utah, location makes standing in the festival's endless lines something...
  • New Office Depot leader Roland Smith a risk-taker

    New Office Depot leader Roland Smith a risk-taker
    As a corporate executive, Roland Smith is a fixer, repairing beleaguered companies. In his leisure time, he also embraces risk, climbing mountains and riding motorcycles. In the Army, he was a test pilot. Analysts and merger experts say Smith, 59, may...
  • Party favors: ideas for creating a very merry bash

    Party favors: ideas for creating a very merry bash
    It really is the most wonderful time of the year: check your guest list twice, deck your halls and prepare to celebrate straight through to the New Year. Whatever your holiday traditions — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas — it's the...
  • Budgeting is a drag, but online personal financial management sites make the chore easier

    Online budgeting sites aim to take the tedium out of money management, and the latest entry even tries to make a game of it with cash prizes. Budgeting is such a turnoff that some financial professionals won't even use the term with clients. But some...