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  Consumer spending probably cooled in October and business investment dropped, showing how superstorm Sandy and the looming fiscal cliff are hindering U.S. growth at the end of 2012, economists said before reports this week. Household purchases rose...

U.S. economy preview: Spending probably cooled, investment fell

Updated: 11/25/2012 12:27 AM

  All too often investors succumb to the temptation to buy a stock that's been a hot performer, only to get in when it's about to go cold. One market strategist says such a turning point is approaching fast for many dividend-paying stocks. They've...

Market strategist: Dividend safety could be myth

Updated: 11/23/2012 08:44 PM

  Top off your weekend with a trip to the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg to see comedian Mitch Fatel perform his stand-up routine tonight. Salt Creek Ballet's version of "The Nutcracker" takes the stage in Hinsdale this afternoon. “Don...

Sunday picks: Mitch Fatel provides the laughs

Updated: 11/25/2012 09:04 AM

  Headstones are pockmarked, their inscriptions faded. Stone slabs that have covered tombs for centuries are crumbling. White marble has turned grey, likely from the acrid smoke that spews from a nearby oil refinery. One of the oldest Jewish...

Historic Jewish cemetery in Caribbean fades away

Updated: 11/25/2012 01:12 PM

  When Bobby Bare returned to RCA Studio B 50 years after he began his career there, he was afflicted with an off-kilter case of deja vu. There was a sense of familiarity for the 77-year-old country singer, but things also were out of place as he...

Bobby Bare returns to RCA Studio B for new album

Updated: 11/23/2012 02:38 PM

  If you've ever fired up your computer and cringed in anticipation of what nasty emails await, pity Eve Ensler. The Tony Award-winning playwright and activist gets a daily record sent to her of atrocities against women. "When I see people messing...

Eve Ensler takes on a new play - while beating cancer

Updated: 11/23/2012 02:28 PM

  It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms. For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states...

Feds: Teachers embroiled in test-taking fraud

Updated: 11/25/2012 07:42 PM

  November is National Family Caregivers Month. Illinois Department on Aging Director John Holton says it's also the kickoff to the holiday season and a good time for families to use the time they spend together to look for signs that older relatives...

Officials: Keep an eye on elderly during holidays

Updated: 11/25/2012 05:37 PM

  Travelers heading home after Thanksgiving say it's been smooth and hassle-free in the Chicago area with good weather for travel. Both of Chicago's airports reported normal operations Sunday with no delays at O'Hare or Midway international airports.

Holiday travel appears smooth in Chicago

Updated: 11/25/2012 11:18 AM

  Syrian rebels captured a helicopter base just outside Damascus Sunday in what an activist called a "blow to the morale of the regime" near President Bashar Assad's seat of power. The takeover claim showed how rebels are advancing in the area of the...

Syrian rebels capture air base near Damascus

Updated: 11/25/2012 11:12 AM

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