It's A Candidate's Market On The Job FrontWhile a lot of the newly employed hold white collar positions, industry experts say about half of the 200,000 are low-wage jobs.
Economic Planning: 5 Ways To Prepare For A DownturnIs your small business protected from even the slightest of downturns? Use these solutions to provide stability to your cash flow.
Economic Boost From Cubs' Playoff Run Won't Match 2016A local consulting company is estimating the economic impact will be about $90 million in the Chicago area.  
After the Bell: Stocks Post Record ClosesStocks closed higher on Thursday, with all three of the major indices posting record closes, as investors sifted through encouraging economic data ahead of Friday's key jobs report.
Federal Reserve Raises Interests Rates, What Does It Mean For You?The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the first time since last year. It is a good sign for the economy, but may be a bad sign for your budget.
Emanuel Launches Initiative To Help Chicago Home BuyersWant to buy your first house, but the down payment and closing costs are too steep? The city wants to help, with a handout worth thousands of dollars. CBS 2's Mike Parker explains how you can cash in.
UIC Study Highlights High Unemployment Among Black, Hispanic YouthA University of Illinois Chicago study delivers a sobering assessment on job prospects for Chicago's teenagers of color.
The New Year Brings Mostly Increased Costs To ConsumersThere's at least one silver lining, CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
Veterans' Job Fair Draws Hundreds To Union Station About 300 veterans and their family members showed up at Union Station today for a job fair.
Interest Group Suggests Raising Gas Tax To Improve Chicago Area RoadsWith Houston about to overtake Chicago as the third most populous city in the nation, a local planning expert has offered some bold ideas for putting the boom back in the local economy.
Rising Traffic Times A Sign Of Growing EconomyThe latest annual study finds traffic has recovered completely since the economy tanked in 2008, and five of the 20 most congested roads in the U.S. are in the Chicago area.
Stock Market Free Fall: What Should You Do?Shock waves on the stock market as the three main U.S. indices suffered one of the steepest selloffs in years.

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