Move over millennials -- it's Gen Z's turn to move markets, shape industries
More than 70 percent of Gen Zers influence their family's spending. With that kind of sway and billions of dollars in spending power, they have businesses scrambling to understand their desires.
How rich professionals are using pension plans as a tax dodgeThere's one area where the traditional pension plan is getting new life -- as a tax dodge for wealthy business owners.
4 places to find last-minute college scholarshipsThere may still be time to get a scholarship and reduce the amount of student loans you have to borrow. Here are four resources to find a scholarship to help pay for college before classes begin.
CEO pay jumps to $19M annually, as fears mount over the wealthy pocketing gainsThe dramatic 18 percent jump in chief executive pay came as wages for American workers remained essentially flat, pushing the gap between executive compensation and employee pay to its highest point in about a decade.
These are the highest-paying jobs in the U.S. right nowThirteen of the 25 highest-paying jobs this year were in tech, up from 11 in 2017. But while tech jobs pay well across the board, the health-care industry offers the largest paychecks at the very top of the spectrum.
How your personality traits affect your paycheckWhat makes really smart people tick? Why do some end up earning so much more than others? And how much do these disparate outcomes have to do with their personalities?
Artificial intelligence promises to make hiring an unbiased utopia. And there's certainly plenty of room for improvement.Analysis: Could artificial intelligence fix corporate hiring biases?
What to look for in your first credit cardA starter credit card is just that -- a start. Used responsibly, it's a way to build a positive credit history, which will help you with things like getting a better deal on a mortgage or cheaper car insurance; and it will help you qualify for a card with better terms down the road -- for example, one with richer rewards.
Your house isn't a piggy bankYour home equity could keep you afloat in retirement or bail you out in an emergency -- but not if you spend it first.
How to track where Google's tracking youIf you want to shut down or limit what Google collects from your phone, here are the places to check. Understanding the full extent of Google's collection requires deeper digging through settings, not only on your phone but also on your Google account.
How Walmart has built a ragtag alliance to battle AmazonFear of Jeff Bezos helps explain why Walmart has in recent years forged alliances with Google, Microsoft, China's JD.com and other tech players. The members of the unofficial coalition all share a common goal: preventing Amazon from ruling the digital galaxy.
How a Kavanaugh Court could affect labor and employment lawWhen Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was to be nominated to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court, the immediate question for many employers "how will a Kavanaugh court affect my workplace?"
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- SchaumburgSchaumburg Business Association promotes new president
- WinfieldConstruction begins at Winfield industrial building
- ElginBaseball/softball training facility in the works in Elgin
- Des PlainesFirewater Saloon plans to open in downtown Des Plaines
- Elk Grove VillageElk Grove Village annexes 58 acres
- South ElginSouth Elgin asking residents to speak up if they have complaints about MetroNet
- Mount ProspectMount Prospect to buy vacant land in Busse Triangle for $1.17 million
- MundeleinAssisted living facility proposed for Mundelein
- PoliticsHarper College wants to keep tax increase in place to fund $180 million in upgrades
- BataviaWhere to find 'older' homes in the Tri-Cities
- BataviaSpecial touches make new 1910 Spirits and Crafts bar stand out in Geneva
- Hoffman EstatesHoffman Estates planners endorse rezoning AT&T site so it can become a full community
- BusinessNorthwest Community Hospital marks 5,000th robotic surgery
- WaucondaStack-On to eliminate 150 jobs, partly because of tariffs
- ElginDowntown Elgin street buzzing with new restaurants, more
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