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2 hrs ago | MarketWatch

Lack of mobility is behind labor woes: Jackson Hole

A key reason that the labor market is weak is that Americans are not moving as much as they used to in order to find work, according to a paper presented at the Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole summit.


2 hrs ago |

New minister brings music a " and large family a " to Bethesda Unitarian church

It's hard to pin down exactly what the Rev. Gregory L. Stewart's job is at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, even when he tells you his title: Minister of Lifespan Religious Education.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Roosevelt University, Family, Kids

6 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Food cart activist questions city's downtown food stand move

When the city announced this week that a nonprofit organization had been granted permission to sell Asian kale salad and other "healthy, local food" out of repurposed newsstands downtown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel heralded the agreement as evidence of his commitment to create jobs by allowing businesses to innovate.


Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Rahm Emanuel

10 hrs ago | Business Journal

Dish Network CFO retiring

Robert Olson , executive vice president and chief financial officer of Dish Network Corp. , will retire Oct. 15, the Douglas County-based satellite-TV company announced Friday.


14 hrs ago | Reuters

U.S. labor market less flexible than in 1990, economists warn

The U.S. labor market has become steadily less dynamic since 1990, with workers seemingly locked into particular jobs and a more sluggish process of job creation and destruction in the private sector, according to research to be presented to global central bankers on Friday.


17 hrs ago | ABA Journal

Posner opinion takes aim at denial of disability benefits; is it a 7th Circuit trend?

In a published opinion issued two weeks after oral argument, the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned the denial of disability benefits to a woman who claimed severe pain because of a herniated disc.


Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Social Security, Personal Finance, Medicine, Anesthesiology, Opinion

Thu Aug 21, 2014


New Refinancing Study Reveals Homeowners Leave Thousands of Dollars on the Table

If you had a mortgage at 6.5 percent interest and had a chance to slash your interest rate in half, you would say where do I sign? Right? Such a scenario unfolded, and more recently than you think.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Retirement

JD Supra

Research Doesn't Pay - At Least Not in Graduate Medical Education

Monday the Seventh Circuit upheld the position of CMS that "pure research" by medical residents doesn't count in the calculation of costs for graduate medical education reimbursement.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health

Beckers ASC Review

What qualities do patients want in their providers?

More than half of Americans find information about quality of healthcare difficult to come by and difficult to trust.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health


CEOs are dumb when it comes to this

Just because you run a large and sophisticated public corporation doesn't mean you can't be played for a fool when it comes to executive pay.


The Washington Post

Come on people, take retirement seriously

Americans simply do not save enough for retirement, that's the inescapable fact.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, US Politics, US News

Daily Herald

From the Food Editor: College cuisine from food service and beyond

When I lived in Snyder Hall during my freshman year at University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, checking mail was the highlight of my day.


Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Life, Food, Recipes, Evanston, IL

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Item Extra

Dr. Frederick Herx

Dr. Frederick C. Herx, 87, retired professor of philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross, died suddenly Monday, Aug. 18, at Clinton Hospital in Clinton.


Related Topix: College of the Holy Cross, Clinton, MA, Worcestershire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Worcester, MA, Boylston, MA

City Paper

Social Justice Still Drives Howard University

Hundreds of student volunteers arrived on Howard University's campus a week early to help freshmen move in to their new dorms.


Related Topix: Howard University, Ferguson, MO

Streets Blog Chicago

No Longer Marooned: U. of C. Unifies Campus With New Pedestrian Spaces

However, in recent years, the school has made an effort to physically open up its grounds to the rest of the Hyde Park community, as well as to connect various parts of the campus that had previously seemed remote, by creating better spaces for pedestrians.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel

Business Wire

Fitch Withdraws Ratings on Certain University of Chicago Municipal Bond Maturities

The updated rating history for the above maturities is now reflected on Fitch's web site at ' '.



The Forward Remembers Leonard Fein

Leonard Fein was part of this newspaper from the time the Forward began publishing a regular English edition in 1990.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East

Medical News

Houston Methodist researchers receive $1.6 million from NIH to study pathological antibodies

Transplant immunologists at the Houston Methodist Research Institute will receive about $1.6 million over four years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study pathological antibodies produced from activated memory B cells during the chronic rejection of organ transplants.


Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Genetics, Health

Merced Sun-Star

Proposed FDA tobacco product rules rightly under review

Last spring, the Food and Drug Administration proposed rules to control e-cigarettes along with tobacco products.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Tue Aug 19, 2014


5 Cool New Security Research Breakthroughs

University and vendor researchers are congregating in San Diego this week at USENIX Security '14 to share the latest findings in security and privacy, and here are 5 that jumped out to me as being particularly interesting.


Related Topix: Georgia Tech, iPod, Columbia University, California