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If a stranger walked up to you today and offered to give you $1,000, and it wasn't a con job, would you take it? How about $200 or $100?
The first quarter has come to an end with analysts much less certain about the strength of the economy than they were late in 2014 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping into losing territory for 2015.
One of the spooky words kicked around by stock market watchers during the last few months has been deflation.
It seems so obvious.
Is the mommy robin getting ready to push her fledglings out of the nest?
You might think one of the strongest unemployment rates in years would be viewed as good news for the stock market.
They are swarming around women and trying to perfect their pickup lines.
In a sign of the times, Apple is about to take its place among the 30 bluest of the blue chip companies — in other words, among the nation's premier companies considered "a must" when thinking about the fabric of the U.S. economy.
Is this a reason to celebrate or to cower?
Another intermission in the Greek debt drama and pacifying words from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen have lifted stocks once again to new record highs.
When people pick mutual funds, they are usually overwhelmed by the choices and often make the mistake of judging them as they would a beauty contest. They pick the most beautiful fund among all of the possibilities.
It's back to the future in the Eurozone with Greece's massive debt problems rising once again.
Earnings reporting season is approaching the home stretch, with assurances for investors that U.S. companies are still able to deliver acceptable profits despite a multitude of worries about global markets.
Although the jobs massacre of 2008 and 2009 has come to an end and people are seeing the value of their homes and 401(k)s shoot up, Americans remain seriously stressed over money.
For advocates of major financial change in Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner spoke the right words in his State of the State address.
The Obama administration forgot the first rule of the jungle: Never threaten a mother protecting her young.
There's been a slugfest in the stock market since the beginning of the year.
Just hope you don't have any questions when you try to figure out your taxes this year.
Get used to it.
2014 didn't turn out to be the year analysts thought it would be for stocks in Illinois or nationally, as surprise twists in the economy turned expected losers into winners and global behemoths like Caterpillar into losers.