| 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...
| 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....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Struggling department store chain Sears Canada Inc. reported its ninth loss in 14 quarters as sales continued to decline.
Same-store sales fell 6.8 percent in the second quarter ended Aug. 2. Same-store sales at Sears's home and hardlines business...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Sears Holdings said Thursday its loss widened significantly in the second quarter and announced it may close more stores, in addition to the 130 closings underway this year.
Hoffman Estates-based Sears lost $573 million, or $5.39 per share, during the...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Reports: Leading indicators for July, existing home sales for July, Markit PMI manufacturing for August, August Philadelphia Fed index, Weekly jobless claims
Local earnings: Nanophase Technlogies Corp., Sears Holdings Corp.
Other earnings: Dollar Tree...
| Aug 17, 2014
Dorri McWhorter, the shoe-obsessed, Beyonce-referencing, financially minded CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, leans on the kitchen island of her Chinatown loft as she draws arrows on a piece of paper.
It looks like a bunch of scribbles. But it's...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Deal makers were busy in the retail and consumer sector last quarter. Eight multibillion-dollar deals were announced from April through June, up from four such deals in the second quarter of 2013 and five deals of that size announced in the first...
| 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...
| 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 24, 2014
| 11:05 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court gave consumers a victory on Monday by allowing them to proceed with class-action lawsuits alleging that millions of front-loading washing machines they bought suffered from mold or musty odors.
By refusing to hear the appeals in...