| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
By Marcella Kreiter
Whether a new graduate majored in English or history is immaterial when it comes to finding that first job, says Kevin Carlson, CEO of the Chicago recruiting firm Brill Street + Co.
Rather, he said, it's all about the core skills...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Why do online social networking sites exist? This is not a rhetorical question.
Why were they not just a quickly passing fad? Two decades after the concept came to prominence, why are more than 500 million people still flocking to sites such as...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Latino multichannel network MiTÃº named Jeff Mayo, formerly VP of sales and advertising operations at Machinima, as SVP of business and revenue operations.
In addition, MiTÃº announced two other hires: Daniel Batista, previously head of strategic...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 11:20 AM
School of Rock, the Burr Ridge-based music school chain whose financial backers include a private equity firm, has a new chief executive.
Dzana Homan got the top job at School of Rock in June. She most recently spent three years as chief operating...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:07 PM
After Fred Wallace was laid off from a high-paying job in 2011, the 56-year-old knew the odds of landing a comparable position were slim.
He polished his LinkedIn profile and networked like crazy. But his yearlong job search yielded only a handful of...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:55 PM
A new Los Angeles venture capital fund was among 78 funds nationwide to raise money in the second quarter of 2014, the largest number of funds pulling in money since 2007, according to the National Venture Capital Assn. and Thomson Reuters.
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:20 PM
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Apple Inc. has finalized its $3-billion deal for Beats, adding a lineup of headphones, speakers and streaming music service to its core products of iPhones, iPads and Macs.
The Cupertino, Calif., company confirmed the completion with an announcement...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:36 AM
A powerful Chicago alderman's sister who failed Chicago Public Schools' selection test for principals twice will become the new principal at Gray Elementary thanks to changes in the district's hiring policy made in July.
Catherine Sugrue has been an...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:53 PM
A groundskeeper who died 10 days after having his skull crushed during a dispute over $65 was making a stand for money he believed he was due, a witness said.
Issa Asad, who owned the Dania Beach property where Michael Kramer was working, is accused...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
After the stock market's phenomenal five-year bull run, finding undiscovered gems today is no easy feat. But we expect the earnings of the companies below to rise significantly faster than the 10.2-percent average annual earnings growth predicted for...