| Aug 17, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Downstream from the noisiest places in Chicago — the runways at O'Hare International Airport and the surrounding sky — scientists at a government laboratory are quietly working to understand at the most detailed level why jet engines are so...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Four luxury condo buildings would soar with their steel and glass spires, redefining the city's downtown skyline.
The shortest building would be 23 stories. And the tallest, at 30 stories, would rise above every other building in the city.
| Aug 24, 2014
| 3:59 AM
A handful of people were already gathered around the stone fountain in Glastonbury center when a family of four parked on Main Street and walked to a table in the summer sunset to enjoy their burgers and fries.
Nearby, a husband and wife from East...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:44 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - DataStax, which helps companies deal with the vast troves of data scattered around the Internet, said it had raised $106 million, further enabling it take on incumbents such as Oracle Corp and Microsoft Corp .
DataStax uses a...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:38 PM
The Executives' Club of Chicago has appointed Ana Dutra as its new president and chief executive officer, the civic group announced Wednesday.
She replaces former Democratic congresswoman Melissa Bean, who was recently named Midwest chair of JP Morgan...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 11:50 AM
SAN FRANCISCO Google is introducing a new name for the software and services that it sells to businesses, as the well-known consumer Internet company makes its play for a bigger chunk of the lucrative commercial tech market.
"This is one of the big...
| Aug 30, 2014
Every year at about this time I end up writing about the Beloit College Mindset List.
I don't know why I do this to myself. Do I really need an annual reminder of how quickly time is passing and passing me by?
The Mindset List, which the Wisconsin...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Let's see if this helps: When Dolphins players arrived for their first meeting of training camp, the music video from the Pharrell Williams song, "Happy," was playing on the large screen typically reserved for football video.
That started a different...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:18 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp of encouraging human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, reluctantly concluding that the case does not belong in U.S. courts....
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:05 PM
International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday launched a computer system that can quickly identify patterns in massive amounts of data, an ability that IBM said should hasten breakthroughs in science and medical research.
The computer system, Watson...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Here's a depressing statistic: Last year, U.S. companies spent a whopping $598 billion — not to develop new technologies, open new markets or to hire new workers but to buy up their own shares. By removing shares from circulation, companies made...