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Jack Markowitz Columns

Markowitz: Gentrification means taking bad with good

By Jack Markowitz
Gentrification: The word reeks of disapproval. It means rich people moving into poor neighborhoods and making them better. This ought to be universally welcomed. But there’s a downside. As property values rise, poor folks can’t afford to live there. They …

John Browne Columns

Is it better to invest abroad, or stay at home?

By Tribune-Review
President Obama on Wednesday outlined his plans to degrade and destroy Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve may hike interest rates earlier than expected, despite growing signs of a currency war among other nations hard pressed …

Chris Posti Columns

Job hunt changes with tech

By Chris Posti
If you want a job, get more tech-savvy. That’s the overarching message of a 2014 survey by Career Thought Leaders Consortium (careerthoughtleaders.com), a think tank for the “now, the new, and the next in careers.” Use of LinkedIn, for example, …

John Dorfman Columns

Dorfman: Pluses and minuses in America’s 20 largest stocks

By John Dorfman
For some of my clients, only large-capitalization stocks provide a sense of security and stability. A fair number of investors feel the same way. That’s why, once a year, I publish my ratings on the largest American stocks. This column …

Kim Komando Columns

3 things that can devour your data plan

By Kim Komando
It’s OK to admit that trying to pick a cellular plan makes you nervous. There are a lot of angles to consider, and you don’t want to get it wrong. Pick a plan that’s too small and you’ll go over …

Andrea Kay Columns

Kay: It’s never too late to find your voice

By Andrea Kay
Editor’s note: This is Andrea Kay’s last column. I had an audacious idea in 1987. Out of all the billions of people on planet Earth, I decided that I would be the one to have my very own newspaper column …