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  • Traders nostalgic for bustle of pits after CME closes more down; 'There is no more roar.'

    When Marc Schwartz heard that many of America's last trading pits were closing down, the veteran commodities trader was hardly surprised. He spent 17 years yelling in the New York pits, but gave it up, like so many colleagues before him, to work in an...
  • Nostalgia, but little outcry, over CME decision to close futures pits

     Nostalgia, but little outcry, over CME decision to close futures pits
    The CME Group's announcement late Wednesday afternoon to close most of its futures trading pits in Chicago and New York evoked a wave of nostalgia. Paul R.T. Johnson Jr., a former director at the Chicago Board of Trade, spoke fondly of the days when the...
  • CME Group to close most floor-based trading in Chicago, New York

    CME Group to close most floor-based trading in Chicago, New York
    The CME Group announced Wednesday it will close most of its futures trading pits in Chicago and New York by early July. The decision comes as open outcry futures have dwindled to 1 percent of the company’s total futures volume, supplanted by...
  • Squelching voices: CME Group to shut down most of its futures trading pits

    Chalk up another victory of the machines over humans. The parent company of the Chicago Board of Trade and other exchanges is ending most trading involving people on the floor who establish prices by flashing hand signals and shouting at each other. CME...
  • Brookfield Zoo animal spotlight: snow leopards

    Brookfield Zoo animal spotlight: snow leopards
    Pioneer Press features one (or more) of Brookfield Zoo’s animals each month with some background information about the animal, its species, its family and its connection to the zoo. This month is the snow leopard, which lives in The Fragile...
  • Hundreds march against police brutality on MLK Day

    Hundreds march against police brutality on MLK Day
    Several hundred people marched Monday in Chicago to voice concern over police brutality and racial profiling in the U.S. The march, which followed a 4-mile route that wound from River North to the Chicago Board of Trade, was one of several that took place...
  • Chicago should mourn the deaths of its children

    On Saturday we took the two older grandchildren to the craft fair at their local grade school, then to some small shops to get gifts for their mom and dad. Then we met Mom and Dad for lunch at a local place. All on foot. All in the neighborhood. All good....
  • Pimco fires fund manager after exchange fines him for improper trades

    Pimco fires fund manager after exchange fines him for improper trades
    Pacific Investment Management Co. said it dismissed the money manager of two small funds after he was fined by a self-regulatory body for making improper trades. Rahul Seksaria, who ran two Pimco funds that offered inflation-protection strategies,...
  • Four candidates pick up Dist. 112 caucus endorsements

    The North Shore District 112 caucus is backing three incumbents in the April 2015 school board election, while also endorsing a Mexican-born immigrant for a two-year term created by a board resignation. The 45-delegate caucus interviewed five prospective...
  • Brookfield Zoo animal spotlight: polar bears

    Brookfield Zoo animal spotlight: polar bears
    The Doings features one (or more) of Brookfield Zoo’s animals each month with some background information about the animal, its species, its family and its connection to the zoo. This month’s animals are polar bears Aussie, Anana and Hudson,...
  • Strong, cheap drinks prevail at Loop bar Ceres Cafe

    Strong, cheap drinks prevail at Loop bar Ceres Cafe
    Ceres Cafe 141 W. Jackson Blvd. 312-427-3443 Looks like: A crowded, '80s-era wood-paneled bar/restaurant Sounds like: A buzz of happy hour conversations and clinking glasses Smells like: Fried food and popcorn There's no Ceres Cafe without the...