| Oct 10, 2011
Companies are trying to bring more play to the workday.
Striving to make everyday business tasks more engaging, a growing number of firms, including International Business Machines Corp. and consulting firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., are...
| Jan 3, 2012
Finding employment these days can be hard enough, but imagine getting asked a bizarre question during the interview process that's impossible to answer. According to Glassdoor.com — an online jobs and career community — strange interview...
| Dec 15, 2011
Banking on worries over rising health costs in the U.S., government and hospital officials in Mexico City are courting Chicagoans searching for affordable medical care.
On Wednesday, about a dozen Chicago health professionals and several others...
| Oct 4, 2011
The odds of experiencing a bad commute on the CTA are greater on Mondays and Fridays and during the run-up to rush periods, all because of canceled buses and trains, a Tribune examination of performance data has found.
The worst month for canceled runs...
| Feb 28, 2011
It was no coincidence that the theme of ABC's telecast of the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony was "You're Invited."
As never before, cinephiles this year were able to customize their personal Oscar viewing, becoming in effect the directors and editors of...
| May 22, 2012
| 9:53 AM
Motel 6 and Studio 6, the no-frills budget hotel chains that once offered rooms for $6 a night, are being sold by French parent Accor for $1.9 billion.
Their new owner, an affiliate of private equity firm Blackstone Group, already owns Hilton Worldwide....
| Feb 27, 2011
The effects of decades of neglect were all too visible at the nine far-flung campuses. Roofs leaked. Furniture was decrepit. Seismic protections were outdated.
In 2001, leaders of the Los Angeles Community College District decided to take action. With...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 1:17 PM
A Long Beach hospital charged Jo Ann Snyder $6,707 for a CT scan of her abdomen and pelvis after colon surgery. But because she had health insurance with Blue Shield of California, her share was much less: $2,336.
Then Snyder tripped across one of the...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 4:32 AM
After nearly a year of searching for a candidate, Hollywood's chief lobbying arm appears to be close to finally selecting a new leader for the Motion Picture Assn. of America. Among the leading candidates is Tom Davis, 61, the former......
| Dec 13, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Department of Child and Family Services Chief Trish Ploehn was ousted Monday from her position by William T Fujioka, L.A. County's chief executive. She tells her employees she is proud of the work they have done together....
| Dec 21, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Los Angeles-based American Apparel is investigating claims by Deloitte & Touche, its former auditing firm, that the clothing maker withheld financial statements. Deloitte abruptly resigned as the independent auditor for American Apparel in July -- leading...