Economy

The New Jersey Germ That Probably Saved Your Life

Laugh all you want about the Garden State’s odd new honoree—you’d probably be dead without it.

Congress should support the bipartisan 'U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act'

There’s a bipartisan consensus that Congress needs to do more.

Malware discovered that could threaten electrical grid

A new malware variant capable of knocking out networks that run power grids around the globe has been discovered.

Top Republican seeks action to steady insurance market

Brady, who issued Thursday's call to action, is one of the main authors of the House GOP health care bill.

House passes legislation to roll back banking rules

The vote will free Wall Street from many constraints put in place after the 2008 financial crisis.

America’s community banks hope for lighter regulation

The fixed costs of regulation weigh more on them than on bigger lenders

Reversing the Net Neutrality power grab

The FCC's recent vote to begin undoing an Obama-era power grab is the right solution for consumers.

Pirates are making a comeback on the high seas

A new report from watchdog group Oceans Beyond Piracy says seafaring incidents involving kidnap for ransom jumped last year.

Don't ever forget D-Day and what it meant for our nation

Soldiers of the American, British and Canadian forces stormed the beaches of Normandy and led to the defeat of Nazi Germany.

Obama’s final regulations to drain economy by $2 trillion

The Obama administration issued a record number of new regulations on its way out the door.

Searching for Self-Reliance

As President Reagan said in his first Inaugural Address, “It is not my intention to do away with government. It is, rather, to make it work -

North Korea, cyberattacks and 'Lazarus': What we really know

What can be done to protect computers from future breaches and, trickiest of all, who is to blame?

Why Keystone XL Would Be an Economic and Environmental Win

In all, the pipeline will contribute more than $20 billion to the U.S. economy.

Millennials and small business go well

Contrary to stereotypes, Millennials are pretty down-to-earth in their outlook. They’re more likely to want to start a business.

Beware of nationwide phone scam

If you believe you've been a victim of the scam, you can report the incident to the local marshals office.

Why you should care about bees

One in every three bites of food is directly or indirectly pollinated by honeybees, who pollinate about $15 billion worth of U.S. crops each

Here’s how the US should choose which infrastructure projects to start

The debate over what an infrastructure modernization package should look like is heating up in Washington.

America is about to face a major hostage situation

Already members of the House Freedom Caucus have declared their intention to hold the debt-ceiling bill hostage .

Boeing is building DARPA's new hypersonic space plane

The XS-1 will make it possible to launch satellites at a moment's notice.

Chicago only major U.S. city to lose population from 2015 to 2016

Over the past year, the Tribune surveyed dozens of former residents who said they have packed their bags for a variety of reasons: high taxes