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  Why buy foreign stocks? One of the main reasons commonly offered is that foreign stocks make a portfolio more balanced. That’s because of a concept called diversification: Foreign stocks can rise when U.S. stocks fall — and vice versa...

It takes more to diversify than investing abroad

Updated: 1/23/2014 12:10 PM

  An enormous steam locomotive that has been entertaining train enthusiasts at a California museum for years began a trek of more than 1,200 miles on Sunday with the ultimate goal of putting the engine back on the nation's rails.

Big Boy locomotive begins California farewell tour Big Boy locomotive begins California farewell tour

Updated: 1/26/2014 05:04 PM

  Palm Beach, Florida, is a nice place to live and save money. The main reason is obvious. And it's not the weather, although it sure is nicer down there in January than it is in Greenwich, Connecticut: "In Florida, there are no individual income...

On finance: Why Palm Beach beats out Greenwich

Updated: 1/23/2014 10:59 AM

  A Daily Herald editorial reflects (bitterly) on the trials of this year's extreme winter, with some suggestions for those working in the cold who deserve all our thanks.

Editorial: The lengthy winter of our discontent

Updated: 1/25/2014 05:20 PM

  A Palatine letter to the editor: The unemployment numbers came out for December and miraculously the rate went down to 6.7 percent. I say miraculously because how does unemployment go down when only 74,000 jobs were added? No doubt that number will...

Jobless percentage hides the real numbers

Updated: 1/24/2014 05:59 PM

  An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: I beg to differ with George Blinick's comment that "the only group that has never waged war on another who disagreed with them religiously are atheists." Not true. I can think of an overwhelmingly Christian...

U.S. was established on Christian principles

Updated: 1/24/2014 05:59 PM

  A Grayslake letter to the editor: The Daily Herald needs to start shining the spotlight on the purveyors of corruption in this state. And it needs to start investigating if in fact the state has an attorney general.

Probe opponents to gambling regulation

Updated: 1/24/2014 05:40 PM

  A Mundelein letter to the editor: My kids have received and continue to receive a top-notch education at Diamond Lake School.

Elementary teachers deserve support

Updated: 1/24/2014 05:40 PM

  Columnist Michael Gerson: There have always been two, not entirely consistent, elements of Barack Obama's powerful political appeal: his aspirational ambition and his personal sense of complexity and limits.

Our complex president

Updated: 1/24/2014 12:03 PM

  Divorces are hard on parents but even harder on their children. Our Ken Potts offers some tips for how to help kids pull through.

Tips for helping children survive their parents' broken marriage

Updated: 1/23/2014 03:06 PM

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