Whether you think the recession is over or not, it’s been hard on many people in the Midwest and the country.So, our Changing Gears team went out to find some people whose circumstances have forced them make some tough choices that are, perhaps, working out for the better.Here are three storie
With about one in 10 workers unemployed, people are getting creative as they try to make ends meet. Some are turning to a website called Etsy -- kind of an Amazon.com for artists and crafters to sell their handiwork.
Think of the U.S. economy as a patient who is bedridden after a long illness.At an annual policy conference this weekend in Jackson Hole, Wyo., they're discussing is not just about how to get the patient up and hobbling around, but how to get him running wind sprints.
Nervous investors will be listening Friday to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's remarks in Jackson Hole, Wyo., for clues to additional steps the Fed might take to shore up the sagging economy.For the past three decades, central bankers, and the people who watch them, have been gathering each s
July unemployment rates dropped from a year earlier in all but one of Illinois' 12 metro areas.The state Department of Employment Security said Thursday that the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island area had the lowest unemployment rate at 7.1 percent.