| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:52 AM
For much of his life, Dannel Malloy has been an avid fan of hockey and rugby.
Both rough-and-tumble sports are highly physical and require quick movements, sharp elbows and fast decisions. A rugby player for 22 years, Malloy finally quit when his...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Maryland gained about 22,000 jobs in 2012, the smallest annual increase since the recession, underscoring the challenges facing the state in a year dominated by the federal budget and the collapse of a major employer.
U.S. Department of Labor estimates...
| Jan 19, 2013
In 2007, I got the chance to visit China. Interesting place. The food was fabulous, the Great Wall awesome, the government officials self-serving, the capital city smoggy, the street vendors aggressive. And then there were the college students.
| Jan 23, 2013
| 12:22 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Five years after the start of the Great Recession, the toll is terrifyingly clear: Millions of middle-class jobs have been lost in developed countries the world over.
And the situation is even worse than it appears.
Most of the...
| Jun 9, 2013
Expecting this latest special session of the legislature in Springfield to get Illinois' finances back on track is like expecting someone who throws out the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field to give the Cubs six solid innings on the mound.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Moody's Investor Services said Monday that it was reviewing for a possible downgrade the A1 credit rating of St. Mary's College of Maryland, which last week announced the resignation of its president amid news that the liberal arts school expects to...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 1:48 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- A major investor ratings service further lowered Illinois' worst-in-the-nation credit rating today following lawmakers' inability to agree on money-saving reforms to the public employee pension system.
Fitch Ratings dropped Illinois...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:46 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- A plan to allow Mayor Rahm Emanuel to skip a large chunk of Chicago Public Schools pension payments for two years failed today after Gov. Pat Quinn vowed to veto it unless lawmakers also approve comprehensive government worker pension....
| May 17, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Maryland employers slashed 6,200 jobs in April, cutting short a string of gains, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday, as the state began feeling the pinch of federal budget sequestration and cutbacks in consumer spending.
But the government's...
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Battered by the recession and a high debt load, the Field Museum on Tuesday announced plans to cut staff, overhaul its operations and limit the scope of its research.
A comprehensive plan being drawn up by museum officials also could include changes to...