| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Hyatt hotel heiress Penny Pritzker was confirmed Tuesday as the 38th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, after being nominated by President Obama for the post.
Pritzker, whose Chicago family founded the Hyatt Hotel chain, made her mark on...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:30 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate is likely to vote early next week on whether Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker gets the top job at the Commerce Department, a Senate aide said Friday.
Nominated in May by President Obama, Pritzker, 54, is a business...
| May 3, 2013
When business leaders complain that President Barack Obama has been at best neglectful and at worst hostile toward the nation's job creators, they cite a long list of grievances.
On the list — not high, but on the list — is that when Obama...
| May 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
How do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Illinois donors to President Barack Obama’s second inauguration included aviation giant Boeing Co., which contributed $1 million, and billionaire Penny Pritzker, who gave $250,000, according to newly filed records.
Pritzker, who is being vetted by...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:33 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| May 24, 2013
| 4:33 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
| May 28, 2013
| 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON — Call it the revenge of the 1 percent.
President Obama bested Mitt Romney by portraying his Republican opponent as a rich businessman who used offshore tax havens and ran enterprises into the ground without regard for working people....
| May 21, 2013
| 4:00 AM
WASHINGTON—Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker has Sen. Dick Durbin’s support to become Commerce Secretary, but Sen. Mark Kirk is on the fence.
Kirk, an Illinois Republican, told the Tribune on Monday that while he had met recently with...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:21 AM
WASHINGTON--Sen. Mark Kirk, an Illinois Republican, announced Tuesday that he will vote in favor of Illinois' Penny Pritzker to lead the Commerce Department.
Kirk, who joins Sen. Dick Durbin, D-lll., in backing Pritzker, said in a news release the two...
| May 14, 2013
| 8:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- Cameron Kerry will serve as acting Commerce secretary starting June 1, joining his brother, Secretary of State John Kerry, in President Obama's Cabinet.
Cameron Kerry, who has been general counsel at the Commerce Department since 2009,...