Economy

Pandemic slows deal-making for small businesses

How much will your company be worth after the coronavirus pandemic subsides? That the question advisers in the mergers and...

Hot IPO market catches a chill

Due to a volatile economic situation, the market for Initial Public Offerings has cooled considerably in recent days. Six out of 12 companies scheduled...

Business owners rank economy as top concern

Amid controversy over the national debt, three out of four small business owners surveyed in mid-July said they were concerned about it, according to...

Jobs data makes case for hiring now

Hire now, if you plan to expand this year. That's the advice of Robert Miano, president and chief executive at Wayne, N.J.-based Harvey Nash USA,...

Jones Lang LaSalle’s results show signs of real-estate recovery

By Robert Wile Medill News Service Earnings  of Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. rebounded more than 500 percent in the first quarter  as the pace of...

Optimism dives on higher gas prices

Higher prices for gas and other commodities helped spur a 17 percent drop in optimism among small business owners in April, according to Glenview-based...

Modest recovery will pick up: Bernanke

By Nicole Bowling Medill News Service -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke dampened concerns about inflation and expressed optimism about further improvements in employment during his...

Businesses started out of necessity might not generate jobs: Kauffman report

 The Great Recession produced more entrepreneurs than at any time during the past 15 years, but most haven't yet generated jobs, according to...

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My view: Bring in the $600 weekly checks

If the federal government pledge to give unemployed workers an extra $600 a week has...

Women founders share war stories to inspire persistence

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