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Economy Rockford: Framing the Future

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Many local leaders are hoping hat stimulus money will help our area out of a recession. A local expert explains how the federal plan could actually stimulate the Rockford economy.

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Economy Rockford: Adding Value to the Bottom Line

Posted: 04/28/2010 - With unemployment rates in the Stateline around 14 percent or higher, it’s tough to avoid being on the chopping block. Here a local job expert explains how we can be more valuable to our employer during the recession.

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Economy Rockford: Selling the Future

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The local real estate market looks a lot different than it did three years ago. The current economic crisis could reshape it dramatically for the future. We had a local real estate expert give us his take on what that will mean exactly.

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Economy Rockford: Paying For Others Mistakes

Posted: 04/28/2010 - So far more than 15 U.S. Banks have failed this year, and many more are expected to follow suit in the future. The FDIC has proposed hiking premiums for banks to help make up for this funding shortfall.

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Rockford Economy: Jobs - Monday 3/23

Posted: 04/28/2010 - As the local unemployment rate rises, so does the effort needed to find a new job. A local expert says standing out if the best way to succeed in getting back to work.

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10:10 Economy: Changes Ahead for Saturn

Posted: 04/28/2010 - General Motors and Saturn are moving toward a deal to spin off the Saturn brand and it’s products after 2011. So what does this mean for a local Saturn employees and drivers?

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10:10 Economy: Credit Card Crisis

Posted: 04/28/2010 - We all hear the rumors of job layoffs every day, but a local expert says don’t wait until cuts happen to worry about how to pay your bills. Take action now.

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10:10 Economy: What's Driving The Buying?

Posted: 04/28/2010 - A new trend in auto sales is developing. As the economy continues down its rough road, more people are buying used cars because they can’t afford new ones, and that’s driving prices up. A local auto expert says its a hot time for us to take advantage of new deals that can put us in new wheels.

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10:10 Economy: Spring Sale

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The upcoming Spring season usually means more home buyers. Unfortunately the current economic outlook also means more sellers. A local realty expert gives some good advice on how some easy steps separate us from others trying to move on, by moving out.

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10:10 Economy: Stimulus Will Stimulate Housing

Posted: 04/28/2010 - New housing incentives proposed in the economic stimulus plan could move many local buyers of the fence and into new homes. And, that would help build-up the local housing market.

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10:10 Economy: Foreclosure Advice

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The number of home foreclosures is expected to rise to more than 8 million in the next four years, unless the government steps in to help. A local mortgage broker says there are some things homeowners can and should do before they fall into that same boat.

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10:10 Economy: Government Creating A 'Bad Bank'?

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The government is thinking about creating a 'bad bank.' Basically it's a way for the federal government to be able to buy up the bank's 'bad' assets, sell them when the market improves, and free up credit in the meantime. But two local bankers are not sold on the idea.

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10:10 Economy: Managing Our Money

Posted: 04/28/2010 - By now, many are aware of the infamous New York money manager Bernie Madoff, who allegedly bilked investors out of billions of dollars. A local financial expert says the con does offer some lessons that will make us smarter when it comes to managing our money.

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10:10 Economy: The Auto Industry

Posted: 04/28/2010 - A local financial advisor weighs in on President Bush's bold move to hand over nearly 18 billion dollars to two struggling American automakers.

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10:10 Economy: The Baby Boomers

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The baby boomer generation has certainly not been untouched from recent job losses. In fact, many boomers say they think they're having a harder time finding work because of their age and prior experience. We take a look at what employment experts say is key for this generation to land a job.

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10:10 Economy - A Big Mistake to Touch 401k

Posted: 04/28/2010 - A study released yesterday showed when it comes to our 401k's, more people are either halting their contributions, or pulling their money out of the market all together. We talked to a local financial expert who says that is a big mistake.

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10:10 Economy With Sunil Puri

Posted: 04/28/2010 - One of the Statelines most visible and successful developer talks about developing new strategies to cope with this challenging economic landscape.

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