Inflation is going up and purchasing power is falling sharply for Russians as the country’s currency drops in value.The Russian government has taken strong measures this week, sharply increasing interest rates to 17 percent, and selling off a chunk of its dollar reserves to shore up the fallin
This week Chicago area schools are heading out for the summer. Parents and students explain what's on their agenda. What are you planning to do with more free time during the day? And as the 'Hawks wrap Game 4, what sports superstitions to you follow?
A number of new studies indicate that even in our present tough economic times charitable giving remains a strong component of the American way of life: Last year Americans gave more than $290 billion to their favorite causes despite the struggling economic climate.I explore what this means in the v
Jim Hendry was fired from his post as Chicago Cubs general manager on Friday. His long tenure with the franchise was marked by some rather long-term contracts--some stand to affect the club for years to come. Of course the Cubs don’t have a lock on bad contracts.