| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:25 PM
My husband and I are buying a house today.
So I sought out two experts — one owns a scrap yard in Cicero — to advise me about the timing of our purchase. Has the economy hit bottom?
First, I drove to United Scrap Metal to interview...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 1:05 AM
South Dakotans are encouraged to brush up on money management skills during Money Smart Week April 21-28. You try to be physically healthy. Watch what you eat and exercise. But are you doing the right things to be financially healthy too?
| Apr 21, 2013
| 9:53 AM
It's Money Smart Week, a collection of free financial literacy programs offered throughout the week, aimed at helping people deal with virtually every money issue imaginable: from how to get out of debt, to buying homes, paying for college, building a...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers have more job openings than at any other time in nearly five years. That's in part because they seem in no hurry to fill them.
And it helps explain why the job market remains tight and unemployment high. Even as...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Here's what we have our eye on today: Auto manufacturing output in the Midwest increased 17.5% year over year in January, according to the Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index. Total national automotive output increased 12.1% for the month as compared....
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The Citizens Utility Board will be hosting six clinics to help people save money on their telephone bills, including one at the Wilmette Public Library. …...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Lehigh men’s basketball seniors Gabe Knutson and C.J. McCollum are candidates for the Senior CLASS Award. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages...
| Aug 26, 2012
We're back to the familiar pattern.
Your investments probably drifted lower last week — not based on the underlying economy or business, but rather on second-guessing what the Federal Reserve and central bankers in Europe might have up their...
| Jun 11, 2012
Charles Evans believes the nation's unemployment rate is unacceptably high, and he has a plan to get Americans back to work.
In an election year, this sounds like political rhetoric. But Evans isn't running for office.
As president and chief executive...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 1:26 PM
A new study on the Home Affordable Modification Program estimates that 800,000 foreclosures could have been prevented if large mortgage servicers had been better equipped to deal with the crush of troubled homeowners who needed help.
The report comes...
| Jul 18, 2012
Though Chicago continues to suffer from higher-than-average unemployment, the city cut its jobless rate at a faster pace than the nation's other large cities, according to a report to be released Wednesday morning.
The analysis was done by University...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Stories about business executives can pack as much drama as any fictional tale, once you understand the plot. Since the Tribune launched a weekly in-depth profile of a Chicago-area executive in the Business section last year, we’ve written about...