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  • U.S. wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

    WASHINGTON — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.The widening gap between the we ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Dave Says: Plug leaks in household budget by using cash

    Dear Dave,My husband and I have been living on a budget for a few months, and for some reason there ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 5:40 am
  • Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

    NEW YORK – Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks.In a nearly 300-page treatise on what ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • U.S. retail sales rise in August on auto sales

    WASHINGTON – Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer sp ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • Advocate, NorthShore to create 16-hospital system

    CHICAGO – Advocate Health Care, one of the biggest health systems in the nation, announced plans Friday to merge with NorthShore University HealthSyst ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Why shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

    NEW YORK – Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 3:02 pm
  • Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

    DALLAS – For passengers traveling between smaller cities and large hub airports, the ticket might say Delta, American or United, but they're likely fl ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 1:45 pm
  • McDonald's Aug. sales metric hurt by China scandal

    OAK BROOK – McDonald's said Tuesday that a key global sales figure fell 3.7 percent in August, driven lower as the world's biggest hamburger chain's u ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Apple unveils larger iPhone, smartwatch

    CUPERTINO, Calif. – For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones weren't the star of the show.Apple ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • U.S. job openings near 13-year high, hiring rises

    WASHINGTON – The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to t ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 9:51 am
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