| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:24 PM
To the editor: Michael Hiltzik thinks the chief executive of IBM is "mediocre" and thus over-paid. The implication is that we (meaning the government) should do something about that. ("IBM redefines failure as 'success,' gives underachieving CEO huge...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A Chicago business executive was ordered held in lieu of $150,000 after being charged with having sex with a 14-year-old boy who he met on Craigslist last year, prosecutors said Saturday.
Glenn A. Lapidus, 46, of the 2000 block of North Bissell Street...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"You shouldn't get to call yourself an American company only when you want a handout from the American taxpayers," President Obama said last week.
He was referring to American corporations now busily acquiring foreign companies in order to become non-...
| 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.
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The drama over Baltimore's dysfunctional phone system began its next act Wednesday, with the city authorizing a private attorney to defend Comptroller Joan M. Pratt amid an ethics investigation — and Pratt leveling more accusations that the...
| May 25, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. is in the business of managing people, or at least helping other companies do so.
The Santa Monica company provides cloud-based software sold on a subscription basis that handles all aspects of everyday life at work —...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:33 AM
"Crossbones." John Malkovich as a low-talking, pajama-wearing, Col. Kurtzian Blackbeard is certainly the main draw of NBC’s new pirate drama “Crossbones,” but he’s not the only one.
Slip streaming the more hyper-paced, and R-...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Seeking to wed the birth of the personal-computer era to a "Mad Men" vibe, AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire" takes a 30-year leap back to the early days of the business, pairing a fast-talking salesman/wheeler-dealer with a buttoned-up, family-man tech genius....
| May 29, 2014
| 7:46 PM
As more content is available on the Internet, many people think that the library is a relic of the past, a storehouse for books only.
What they do not realize is that as the Web has evolved, so have libraries. And libraries combine the power of data...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:33 AM
The weekend brings the arrival of a promising drama, which is good news.
What "Mad Men" did for advertising and the 1960s, "Halt and Catch Fire" tries to do for personal computers and the 1980s. The fictional AMC drama largely succeeds in its debut at...