Business in North Collinwood - Cleveland, OH

Eddie Lampert, chairman of Sears and his hedge fund ESL Investments, appears to have won a bid to save the retailer from liquidating.

Seventy-nine percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2019 but an almost equal percentage are worried about their ability to locate and hire qualified workers, says the Associated General Contractors of America.

A long-term shutdown, lasting several weeks or a month or more, could have significant impacts on mortgage accessibility and reduce housing demand.