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What money experts are telling clients post-election

No outcome is ever truly assured, as everyone in America now knows. We can’t predict what our new president will do, or Congress, or the economy or the markets.
All that uncertainty, though, means it’s a good time to review your investments to see if they still match your goals. If so, you probably shouldn’t cha ... (full story)


Guilds return as a labor hybrid, aim to deal with Uber, new gig economy

Uber, the ride-share tech giant, is changing the employment landscape, and government and organized labor are struggling to keep pace. Recent events in New York and California are generating a national conversation on employment in the gig economy, which will have significant consequences for Illinois.
Litigation update
Uber t ... (full story)


Michaela DePrince's journey from war to ballet stardom

Michaela DePrince's journey from war to ballet stardom

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The extraordinary arc of Michaela DePrince's life has taken her from African war orphan to international ballerina and cultural heroine. And on a recent weekday morning, in a small dance studio in a Miami Gardens strip mall, she is teaching determination and hope to 10 aspiring young dancers, along w ... (full story)


China rounds up rights lawyers in latest crackdown

China rounds up rights lawyers in latest crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — Four men already had been convicted of murder in southeastern China when a fifth person confessed to the crime. But when lawyers demanded to review case documents to clear the men's names, the court stonewalled. So the lawyers unfurled banners outside the venue.
They protested for days, alongside social activ ... (full story)


As Ukraine erects defenses, critics fear expensive failure

As Ukraine erects defenses, critics fear expensive failure

HOPTIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The flimsy, razor wire-topped fences popping up along bare expanses of Ukraine's eastern frontier are the first line of defense against a much-feared Russian invasion. Trenches fortified by timber have been hollowed out for soldiers to take up positions. And bulky, metallic obstacles looped together wi ... (full story)