Articles About Healthcare

Author:
Danielle Girdano
Posted:
09.16.2013

Ignoring Employee Health Can Have a Huge Impact on the Bottom Line

Employers are faced with many tough bottom-line decisions every day.  Because of healthcare reform, employee health and cost of that health has moved to the forefront. We all know that the growing trend over the past 20 years has showed Americans becoming less active, overly stressed and obese. How does that translate into dollars? Obese […]

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Author:
Danielle Girdano
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Ignoring Employee Health Can Have a Huge Impact on the Bottom Line

Employers are faced with many tough bottom-line decisions every day.  Because of healthcare reform, the health of employees and cost of that health has moved to the forefront. We all know that the growing trend over the past 20 years has showed Americans becoming less active, overly stressed and obese. How does that translate into […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
01.12.2011

Will Mayor Daley’s Successor Be Hit With Economic Reality When Contemplating Landmark Public Improvements?

As Chicago’s longest serving mayor leaves his post in May of 2011, Richard M. Daley leaves a legacy that includes the iconic Bean in Millennium Park to the flower-filled planters that ornament 85 miles of the city’s streets.  Whoever fills his post will find that budget shortfalls resulting from the Great Recession will collide with […]

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Author:
Mike Ochs
Posted:
11.18.2010

Under Water Homeowners Slow Consumer Spending

Although millions of Americans are paying their under water mortgages on time – sometimes with difficulty — it still could prove to be a source of trouble.  Because home prices are stagnant, many owners are using their hard-earned dollars to pay the mortgage and less on consumer spending.  In the long term, that is not […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
05.17.2010

Chicago Is Greening its Roofs

Ten years after Mayor Richard M. Daley ordered a roof garden planted on top of Chicago’s City Hall, the city has 500 green roofs downtown and scattered throughout its neighborhoods.  According to Department of Environment spokesman Larry Merritt, green roofs cover approximately seven million SF, although that represents less than one-tenth of one percent of […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
05.07.2010

London’s Strata Tower Design Incorporates Wind Turbines

A 43-story residential tower in south London’s Elephant & Castle neighborhood will receive eight percent of its power from three wind turbines  installed at the top of the structure.  The Strata Tower – nicknamed the Electric Razor – is being developed by Brookfield Europe and eventually will be home to 1,000 residents. The Strata is […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
04.02.2010

Kenneth Feinberg Widens Review of Rescued Bank Compensation

The nation’s pay czar is widening his review of how much money hundreds of banks paid their top executives during the 2008 financial crisis. Kenneth R. Feinberg, officially the Special Master for Executive Compensation, is asking for details on compensation at 419 banks that were bailed out by the Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
03.18.2010

Snowmageddon Didn’t Halt Economic Growth

Despite the Snowmageddon that crippled Washington, D.C. and much of the East Coast during February, the economy continued to grow at a modest rate.  This is the opinion of the Federal Reserve’s newly issued Beige Book report – officially known as the “Summary of Commentary on Current Economics Conditions by Federal Reserve District” — which […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
03.08.2010

Rick Mattoon: Is the Recession Over?

Economic indicators show that the recession is over.  This is the opinion of Rick Mattoon, a senior economist and advisor in the economic research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and a lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  Rick’s primary research focuses on issues facing the Midwest regional economy. […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
03.04.2010

“Cash for Appliances” Part of an Ongoing Effort to Jump Start the Economy

After the success of the “Cash for Clunkers” and “Cash for Caulkers” programs, the Obama administration has rolled out “Cash for Appliances”, with the goal of replacing aging washers and refrigerators with new ones that consume less energy.  Funded by the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus bill, “Cash for Appliances” is a […]

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