| May 14, 2014
Robert D. Stuart Jr. was a grandson of one of the founders of Quaker Oats Co. and third-generation leader of the company, shifting the focus during his long tenure as CEO from cereal-making to brand management and marketing while also overseeing...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:10 AM
Sagging demand for spring merchandise more than doubled Sears Canada Inc.'s first-quarter loss, the retailer reported Wednesday.
The struggling company, 51-percent owned by Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp., said its net loss widened to C$75.2...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:32 AM
Sears Holdings Corp. posted a steep first-quarter loss Thursday as revenue continued its seven-year slide amid continued store closures.
The Hoffman Estates-based retailer reported a $402 million loss in the first quarter, or $3.79 per diluted share, a...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Shares of Lands’ End soared nearly 8 percent on Thursday after the retailer said its earnings jumped 48 percent in its first quarterly report as a standalone public company. The Dodgeville, Wis.-based retailer was spun-off from Sears Holdings Corp....
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:06 AM
Shirley Johannesen Levine sways back and forth at the Ellicott City Senior Center, her arms moving to the left and then the right as she recites the classic nursery rhyme, "Old Mother Hubbard."
"Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to give her poor...
| Feb 7, 2014
Two years after Ace Hardware received a 10-year tax incentive package to keep its headquarters in Oak Brook, the company is back asking for a special tax break.
The 4,700-store cooperative is seeking legal authority to collect the $12.7 million it was...
| Feb 21, 2014
Retirement was about the only thing at which Sears, Roebuck & Co. executive and Chicago civic leader Emory Williams didn't excel.
Mr. Williams, who started at Sears in 1933 as a warehouse clerk, was the company's treasurer and chief financial officer...
| Nov 3, 2013
In 1988, the Chicago Tribune announced it would award annual prizes to honor “extraordinary writing about the people and places that make up the heart of America.” These Heartland Prizes — one for fiction, one for nonfiction —...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:14 PM
In the hiring of Michael Bregy as North Shore District 112's next superintendent, the district has found an engaged educator willing to make difficult decisions, according to parents, school officials and Bregy himself.
Last week, District 112...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Sears Holdings Corp. is joining the stampede of retailers opening doors to bargain hunters on Thanksgiving instead of waiting for Black Friday.
The company said Monday that its namesake brand will welcome patrons at 8 p.m. on Turkey Day and keep the...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Lego: Everything is awesome for toy brick company Lego, which said Thursday that its global sales rose 10% last year even as the global toy market suffered a slight revenue slide.
The Danish company, whose star turn in “The Lego Movie” has...