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  Greece's prime minister says the bond buyback scheme aimed at lessening the crisis-hit country's debt load is "going very well" and that he will have definite results Monday or Tuesday, according to state TV NET.

Greek PM: bond buyback going 'very well'

Updated: 12/9/2012 03:00 PM

  Companies are rushing special payments to shareholders to take advantage of lower dividend tax rates before they go up Jan. 1. But investors should beware: Not all special payments are created equal.

Just how special are special dividends?

Updated: 12/9/2012 02:58 PM

  The housing market is recovering from its collapse to such an extent that it will be one of the key drivers of the economy next year, and could add as much as 1 percentage point to growth, says Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles...

Charles Schwab: Housing recovery to boost economy

Updated: 12/9/2012 05:24 AM

  Cacao pods ripen to colors from bright yellow to crimson in the forest-shaded plantations of Venezuela, where some of the world's finest chocolate is born. The crop is transformed into gourmet bars that sell briskly in Venezuela and are exported to...

Venezuela chocolate king thrives despite controls

Updated: 12/9/2012 05:28 AM

  People often tell me they would like to be seen as an expert in their field. They understand how promoting their expertise can help their careers. But they often have no idea where to begin. If you truly have expertise in a particular area and...

Career Coach: Want to be an 'expert' here's how

Updated: 12/7/2012 12:21 PM

  Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers. This week, Miller is answering questions about loud co-workers and people who don't clean-up after themselves in...

Work advice: Loud, but no longer proud

Updated: 12/9/2012 05:30 AM

  Stores, restaurants, factories and offices across the Northeast were damaged or destroyed by the Oct. 29 storm. So far, almost all the recovery money that's being offered to small businesses by government agencies is in the form of loans, but...

Small businesses want grants to aid Sandy recovery

Updated: 12/9/2012 05:27 AM

  The European Union was built on a grand vision of free labor markets in which talent could be matched with demand in a seamless and efficient manner, much in the way workers in the U.S. hop across states in search of opportunity. But today only 3...

Class of 2012: Young Europeans trapped by language

Updated: 12/9/2012 05:25 AM

  Illinois leads the nation in the number of units of government. That leads to an abundance of candidates and some unique challenges to the Daily Herald as the buildup to local elections in April gets underway, DuPage Editor Jim Davis says.

So many offices, candidates, so little time

Updated: 12/9/2012 04:02 PM

  Scores of same-sex couples crowded Seattle City Hall for a day of wedding ceremonies on Sunday, the first day they could marry after the state's voter-approved gay marriage law took effect. Elsewhere across the state, numerous weddings were taking...

Same-sex couples in Washington start taking wedding vows

Updated: 12/9/2012 08:43 PM

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