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Consumer Borrowing Increases to New Highs

The end of the year saw positive changes for the credit market, as many sectors reached their best levels in years! According to Equifax, November 2014 saw an increase in non-mortgage credit balances and a decrease in non-mortgage and home finance write-offs. The Equifax National Consumer Credit Trends Report shows that non-mortgage credit balances reached [Read More]

January 19, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Economy AOI

The City That Works: Three Major Transportation Projects Will Break Ground in 2015

The city announced yesterday that it would begin seeking construction contract bids for three major transportation improvement projects in the Loop: the Union Station Transit Center, the Washington-Wabash CTA station and the Central Loop Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. In total, the projects are estimated to cost $150 million, and the city hopes to break [Read More]

October 01, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Economy AOI

Equifax Explains the Costs of Early Retirement Withdrawal

If you’re saving for retirement or have an emergency fund set aside, it can be tempting to use a portion of that money before it’s time for a variety of reasons. Whether you’ve found the perfect vacation home to purchase for your family or would like to take the Mediterranean cruise that you’ve always dreamed [Read More]

September 30, 2014 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy AOI, Education

Chicago Among Top Cities for Fastest-Growing Companies, Inc. Says

Chicago is a top city on Inc.’s annual ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies, the magazine said today. The Inc. 5000 ranking for 2014 analyzes companies’ three-year revenue growth and lists the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies and small businesses in the U.S. Chicago has 95 companies on the list — the most of any city except New [Read More]

August 31, 2014 | Author: Chicago Business News | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Economy, Economy AOI

Chicago Listed as One of the Top Markets for New Residential Construction

The city of Chicago was recently included on Builder Online’s list of Top 10 Markets for New Residential Construction. Housing starts across the country are higher than they’ve been in the last eight months, with 15.7 percent growth seen so far this year in housing starts, according to newly released data from Metrostudy. Chicago, which [Read More]

More Riverfront Construction: Progress on 150 N. Riverside

Construction barges are now a common sight along the banks of the Chicago River downtown, with three major towers underway soon, along with three blocks of Chicago Riverwalk construction. The latest of those towers is this 742-foot office building soon to be residing at 150 North Riverside Drive, right between the Boeing building and the [Read More]

July 23, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Economy AOI
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