| Feb 19, 2015
| 6:30 AM
Contract talks between shipping companies and the dockworkers union are expected to continue Thursday, as the Obama administration seeks to avoid a costly shutdown of 29 West Coast ports.
On Wednesday, Labor Secretary Tom Perez met with representatives...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 3:03 PM
The U.S. Department of Commerce has named a pair of Connecticut executives to its manufacturing advisory council.
Joe Sylvestro, Pratt & Whitney's head of manufacturing operations, became the first United Technologies Corp. executive chosen for the...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Sen. Dick Durbin said Wednesday he was “overjoyed” to be welcoming home Alan Gross, the U.S. citizen held five years in a Cuban prison, but a senior Republican in the Illinois congressional delegation criticized the release of Cuban spies in...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Beijing economic development official Cheng Yuhua has changed flights at O'Hare International Airport in the past, on her way to Washington, D.C., or New York. But her only real visit to Chicago came this week when she led a business delegation to...
| Dec 29, 2014
Everyone was crying.
The 30 or so workers in the U.S. Consulate in Montreal had learned that former colleague Sean Smith was one of four Americans killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The assault also...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 3:35 AM
Soon first daughter Malia Obama will be the decider, choosing which colleges to apply to and which one to attend beginning in the fall of 2016, as her father's presidency winds down.
She wants to be a filmmaker, the president has said. Last summer...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Chicago's continuing push for a bigger slice of trade with China will kick into high gear Tuesday when top negotiators from Washington and Beijing fly in for bilateral talks aimed at easing the flow of cross-border commerce.
While the main show at the U....
| Dec 17, 2014
| 5:52 AM
Chicago officials are expected to announce this week that a Chinese developer is moving ahead with plans for an 89-story riverfront residential and hotel tower, to be designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, according to sources close to the deal....
| Dec 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Penny Pritzker could have just walked by.
But she didn't.
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell — her boss' archrival, the Kentucky Republican who will assume control of the U.S. Senate in January — was sitting there, behind a newspaper, waiting,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:32 PM
President Barack Obama met late Friday afternoon with Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other incoming governors, leading Rauner to judge it a "terrific day" that included discussions about improving the state's infrastructure and economy.
| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:43 PM
WASHINGTON — On a two-day swing through the nation's capital, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he will meet Friday at the White House with his longtime acquaintance, President Barack Obama, after sessions Thursday with the Illinois...