| Jun 10, 2015
| 1:30 PM
Sears Holdings' shares plunged as much as 14 percent Wednesday, a day after the beleaguered retailer said that it began offering shares in its new real estate investment trust.
The Hoffman Estates-based company said it is distributing, at no charge,...
| Jun 8, 2015
| 1:30 PM
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Deutsche Bank AG, up $1.52 to $32.15
The bank's co-CEOs, Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen, will step down early and will be...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 2:15 PM
A shareholder class action lawsuit has been filed against Sears Holdings alleging the company's plan to sell its prime real estate holdings to a trust controlled by CEO Eddie Lampert would strip the struggling retailer of one of its last remaining...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 1:05 PM
When Kristi Tanner traveled to Russia in 2013 to attend a plant opening by a Chinese company, she took along a picture book about Ohio and a letter from the state's governor to hand to its chairman.
Through a translator, Tanner, a managing director at...
| May 7, 2015
| 8:07 AM
Eddie Lampert, chairman and CEO of Sears Holdings, said during the company's annual shareholders meeting Wednesday that the $2.5 billion the company expects to generate from the sale of 254 properties to a real estate investment trust should "put to...
| May 5, 2015
| 2:27 PM
Sears and the Kardashians have parted ways.
A Sears Holdings spokesman said Tuesday that the decision to end the relationship with the Kardashian Kollection was a mutual one made mid- to late last year. The retailer stopped carrying the line shortly...
| May 18, 2015
| 10:40 AM
How nice: We are getting a new library.
Where? What? Who knows, and there are lots of other questions to be answered, but last week came the news that Barack Obama's presidential library and museum will open here in … well, that's another...
| May 15, 2015
| 5:37 PM
The last time I heard B.B. King, at the Ravinia Festival in 2006, rumors were swirling that the 80-year-old legend was about to retire.
But all you had to do was take one look at him to realize he wasn't going to give up proselytizing for the blues so...
| May 15, 2015
| 3:28 PM
Andrea Zopp, head of the Chicago Urban League and a member of the embattled board of the city's public schools, said Friday she will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, setting up a primary fight next year with U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth....
| May 6, 2015
| 2:44 PM
Bob Rolder ran a neighborhood tavern in Berwyn for more than three decades, greeting customers by name as they walked through the door of the Friendly Tap along a stretch of Roosevelt Road now known as "The Veltway."
He opened at 6 a.m. to accommodate...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 11:29 AM
The scheduling practices of 13 retailers, including Gap Inc., Target Corp. and Abercrombie & Fitch Co., are being scrutinized by New York Atty. Gen. Eric T. Schneiderman.
In a letter sent to the retailers, the attorney general's office said it had...