Consumers grew more cautious last month amid wild stock market swings, zero job growth and heightened concerns that the economy has weakened.Retail sales were flat in August. At the same time, wholesale inflation leveled off.
A lot can change over a decade; and not all of it necessarily good. When Dennis Rodkin wrote "The New Rules of Real Estate" for Chicago magazine back in 2000, the housing market was a hotbed of activity--but no longer.
All month, Changing Gears, the series which explores the evolving Midwest economy, looked at changes in manufacturing. Kate Davidson investigated a trend that has people punching out at night while the machines keep working.
The towering brick buildings that cluster around where Cermak Road crosses the Chicago River in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, on the city’s near Southwest Side, once hosted everything from cloth manufacturers to food warehouses.There’s still an industrial feel in the area, with barges floating up a
Superman is wrapping up his stay in Chicago this weekend, but he received a visit from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn before he left.The governor was at the set of the new Man of Steel movie in downtown Chicago Tuesday, for a tour and a meet-and-greet with some cast members, including Superman
Despite an uptick in travelers, U.S. airlines collected slightly fewer baggage fees in the first three months of the year.The data, released Tuesday by the Transportation Department's Bureau of Transportation Statistics, may suggest that more travelers packed light to avoid an extra charge.
President Obama delivered his jobs bill to Congress Monday. He also gave legislators a nudge to put politics aside to put Americans to work. But how easy is that? A recent study showed some companies cannot find enough skilled workers despite a high number of Americans looking for work.
Members of Congress are spending their day waiting for President Barack Obama's newly announced jobs bill to reach their desks.The president said he wants lawmakers to pass the bill immediately. But Illinois U.S. Rep.