| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The number of Chicago-area jobs with foreign-owned companies has grown 40 percent in a generation, from 1991 to 2011, but the pace of this rise has slowed over the past decade, according to a report released Friday by a Washington think tank.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Greater Hartford has a higher concentration of jobs at foreign-owned firms than two-thirds of the nation's biggest urban areas, according to a study from Brookings Institution released Friday.
Fairfield County has the highest proportion of jobs at...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Have a bunch of student loans? Well, don’t worry, say a couple of Brookings Institution researchers. You aren’t any worse off than a generation ago.
But that may depend on how you count — and whether you graduated.
According to a...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 2:16 PM
For those closely following the midterm elections it may seem a bit like a roller coaster, or watching one of those zombie movies where the undead awaken and rise from the big dirt nap.
We speak, naturally, of the “tea party” and its...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday he plans to sue President Barack Obama, accusing him of abusing his authority by going around Congress to implement his policy agenda.
The suit, to be filed by the House of...
| Jul 13, 2014
If Walgreen Co. does choose to move its headquarters overseas to the United Kingdom or Switzerland, it should go all-out. Forget the whole friendly neighborhood pharmacy thing, and become America's chemist.
If the company headquarters winds up in the...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:37 PM
You can donate to a PAC, buy a Tesla or order a Domino's pizza using bitcoin. California just repealed a ban on such cryptocurrencies, so the question is not only "Now what?" but "What?," period. Any currency that's not tied to something like gold is...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Two and a half years after President Barack Obama disentangled America from a long, unpopular war in Iraq, his options for helping the Iraqi government stave off a militant onslaught are slim as doubts simmer over whether even punishing air strikes...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 11:00 AM
After recovering from the fit of laughter at a fan of another team telling me what I should call my team, I could barely contain myself after reading this line from the recent commentary by Michael O'Hanlon ("It's time for the Redskins to find a new name,...
| Mar 14, 2014
The European Union and the United States recognize that there are ways they could play constructive roles in resolving the Ukraine crisis. But some of the suggestions revolving around natural gas and oil being floated suggest a profound misunderstanding...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Teenagers throughout the nation are having a tougher time finding work opportunities, but few are finding it more difficult than those living in the Los Angeles, Long Beach and Santa Ana region.
The details come from a gloomy report released Friday by...