| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:38 AM
The sudden illness of Karin Akerson, the wife of General Motors Co. Chief Executive Dan Akerson, sped up the naming of a new top executive at the nation’s largest automaker.
GM said Mary Barra will succeed Akerson in January. Barra, 51, heads the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Mary Barra, who started at General Motors Co. as a teenager and played a key role in the automaker's post-bailout turnaround, will become the first female chief executive in the company's history.
Despite the groundbreaking nature of her appointment,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:50 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Even for Yahoo Inc., a company with a lengthy track record of failure, this was an epic fail.
For five days this week an untold number of its 100 million users couldn't send or receive email, prompting many longtime, loyal users to...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: Consumer price index for March, April Empire State index, April NAHB housing market index, ICSC-Goldman Sachs and Redbook retail sales indexes for week ending April 12
Local earnings: Northern Trust, Wintrust Financial
Other earnings: Coca-...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:52 PM
The "Heartbleed" software flaw that triggered alarm bells around the world could fundamentally undermine two decades' worth of efforts to persuade consumers they could trust the Web to securely handle such tasks as buying a pair of shoes and applying...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 10:42 PM
Tribune Co.'s newspaper unit will pay a dividend of up to $275 million to its parent when it is spun off later this year, according to a government filing.
The new Tribune Publishing Co. will own the Los Angeles Times and seven other newspapers....
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — The $19 billion that Facebook Inc. is paying for a smartphone app, one of the biggest tech deals of all time, made jaws drop even in Silicon Valley, where entrepreneurs tend to have an inflated sense of their own worth.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:22 AM
IBillionaire Inc., a company that models investments of the world's wealthiest people, plans to offer an exchange traded fund this spring that will allow the public to "invest like a billionaire," its top executive said Tuesday.
After receiving about $1...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Katie Couric's high-profile return to daytime television is coming to an end.
Couric and the Disney/ABC Television Group, which distributes her syndicated talk show, "Katie," said Thursday that it would end next summer after two seasons. The show airs...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
About Monster Worldwide Inc.
What does the company do? Online employment service
2010 Financial report:
Net sales: $914 million
Net loss: $32.3 million
Q. I thought the sky was the limit for my shares of Monster Worldwide...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Aside from the business suit he was wearing, which he joked was rented for the occasion, Sam Zell was never more himself than when he appeared at a New York lender conference in April 2007 to hawk his $8.2 billion buyout of Tribune Co.