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  • Onetime head trader of firm that collapsed pleads guilty to fraud

    Onetime head trader of firm that collapsed pleads guilty to fraud
    The former head trader of a well-connected Northbrook money management firm that collapsed in spectacular fashion six years ago pleaded guilty Tuesday in what has been described as one of the largest financial fraud cases ever prosecuted in Chicago's...
  • Highland Park 'life savers,' handyman rescued 10

    Highland Park 'life savers,' handyman rescued 10
    Lake Michigan appeared frozen solid along the North Shore in the winter of 1899. The lake's frozen appearance masked the fact that ice thickness ranged from as deep as three feet to razor thin. The lake's waves pulsed under those who ventured on the ice...
  • CME Group still fielding complaints over higher fees

    CME Group still fielding complaints over higher fees
    Futures exchange operator CME Group Inc. is facing mounting criticism from brokers over fee increases that are set to raise costs for futures customers. Chicago-based CME, which owns the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange and others, has...
  • CME gets UK approval for London exchange

    CME gets UK approval for London exchange
    Exchange operator CME GroupĀ  said on Tuesday it has received regulatory approval for the derivatives exchange it plans open in London. With the approval of Britain's Financial Conduct Authority, the Recognised Investment Exchange will launch on April 27...
  • The JFK assassination: 50 years later

    The JFK assassination: 50 years later
    The horrifying news from Dallas brought the nation to a standstill that Friday afternoon 50 years ago this month. The president had been shot. Here's what Tribune readers saw the next morning. Coverage: "President John F. Kennedy was assassinated today....
  • 'Transformers' blows up on LaSalle Street

    'Transformers' blows up on LaSalle Street
    Some people will do just about anything to get a photo of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" filming, as proven by one double-decker tour bus driver Saturday in front of the Chicago Board of Trade building. The driver pulled out her camera phone while...
  • Going the distance, with careers in 2 cities

    Going the distance, with careers in 2 cities
    Sandra Smith was starting her first day as a sales trader in Chicago. Leaving her second post-college job at a hedge fund in New York, she was back in the city where she grew up and where several members of her family had worked in the financial trading...
  • Rainforest Action Network to PepsiCo, General Mills: Stop killing orangutans

    The Rainforest Action Network, an organization that campaigns for the world's rain forests, is on a mission to rid your snack food of what it calls "conflict palm oil." And it's naming some of America's most popular snack food companies, including Pepsi,...
  • Quinn spends $1,200 on NYC stock market trip

    Quinn spends $1,200 on NYC stock market trip
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn was in New York on Tuesday to ring the opening bell at a stock exchange and get some face time on a national cable morning chatfest. The cost to taxpayers? An estimated $1,200 on airfare and hotel for the governor and a press...
  • Quinn wants tax relief for poor tied to business tax break

    Quinn wants tax relief for poor tied to business tax break
    As lawmakers contemplate a tax incentive package to appease Chicago’s financial exchanges who have threatened to leave Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn says any deal must also include breaks for working families. The requirement comes as Quinn prepares...
  • Cullerton says progress being made on business tax relief deal

    Cullerton says progress being made on business tax relief deal
    Senate President John Cullerton said Thursday that progress is being made toward a broad deal to pair tax breaks for the city’s financial exchanges with relief for smaller businesses and individual taxpayers. Legislative leaders, who meet privately...