| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Struggling department store chain Sears Canada, majority-owned by Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings, said CEO Douglas Campbell will resign by the end of the year to tend to family issues.
Campbell intends to continue until the company names a...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Up until a year or two ago, tiny squares of medical tape covered all signs of Ann Lewis' age on her driver's license.
Daughter Gloria Lewis recalls her mother saying she'd rather be arrested for defacing her license than tell her age.
But as Ann Lewis...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Go to Adler Planetarium if you're feeling big in your britches, a little prideful about our species' role in things.
In Chicago's lakefront astronomy museum, there's no escaping what a little grain of sand on an enormous beach we are.
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:55 AM
Clad in whitewashed paneling and green trim, this restored farmhouse rests on 10 acres in the shadows of the Santa Ynez mountains. In addition to horse facilities and an inviting outdoor pool area, the property features a barn built from a kit sold by the...
| Jun 23, 2014
Adolph Kiefer was about to do the backstroke.
Which promised a memorable moment for the awe-struck lap swimmer who was watching.
It was Kiefer's backstroke that launched him to glory in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he won the gold in the 100...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Sears Holdings Corp.’s general counsel Dane Drobny is headed for a job at Groupon Inc.
Drobny, who was most recently senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Hoffman Estates-based Sears, will assume the same position at...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Move over Back to School. Holiday shopping has arrived.
At least that's what Kmart would like to tell the 40 percent of you who begin holiday shopping before Halloween.
If you fall into that group (as measured by the National Retail Federation last...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:31 PM
The United States generally taxes the income of large corporations at 35 percent, one of the highest rates in the world. It has spurred companies such as Lake Forest-based Hospira to enter talks to buy a French company in a deal that would enable the...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Home Depot has been in contact with the U.S. Secret service about an alleged major breach of customer and credit card data that came to light this week, a law enforcement source told Reuters.
Any investigation by the Secret Service appears to be at a...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:24 AM
(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc said on Tuesday it was working with law enforcement to investigate "some unusual activity" related to customer data but that it could not confirm if it had become the latest retailer to be hit by a large-scale security breach....
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:32 AM
About 14,000 Sears retirees will lose a monthly health insurance subsidy as the languishing department store titan looks for ways to shave costs.
Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. plans to send letters Friday to the 14,000 Sears, Roebuck & Co....