| Mar 20, 2015
| 3:16 PM
The term "regulatory capture" refers to what happens when regulators swim so close to the companies they regulate that they get snared in those companies' gravitational fields. What results is tolerant, indulgent regulation, or none at all. For a good...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 7:17 AM
People on the move at Lake County businesses.
Top sales: USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a manufacturer and distributor of innovative, high-performance building products, announced that Sandra Chavez of Vernon Hills is among its elite group of...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 11:03 AM
Miles White joined the likes of Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon on Tuesday as one of Barron's picks for the world's 30 best CEOs.
White, 60, has held the top job at North Chicago-based Abbott Laboratories since 1999. He is known for his bold...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 12:19 PM
Just as the Federal Reserve seems to be inching toward an interest rate hike because of the strengthening U.S. job market, its task is getting more complicated: Several key sectors of the economy are flashing some signs of weakness.
| Mar 15, 2015
| 12:30 PM
I need to apologize to that growing class of big bankers who have admitted -- time and time and time again -- to fleecing their own clients and the entire global financial system through wholesale, systematic fraud and abuse. In the past I've called you...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 10:37 AM
Shares in Carmike Cinemas, the nation's fourth largest theater chain, surged 12% follow a report the company was looking for buyers.
In early afternoon trading, investors sent shares climbing as high as $34.90, a new 52-week high, after Reuters reported...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 2:39 PM
Bank of America must revise its plans for increasing dividends or buying back its own stock, the Federal Reserve has ordered, citing gaps in the bank's risk planning.
The Fed announced the decision Wednesday as part of its "stress tests" — an...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 5:01 AM
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — On a stretch of highway not a half-hour from Fairfield County, just off the Saw Mill River Parkway, luxury auto dealerships fall in line, one after the other: BMW, Volvo, Lexus — and Tesla, the relatively new kid on an...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 1:30 PM
Consumer complaints about debt again topped the list of concerns for Illinoisans last year. But identity theft, including rampant data breaches in recent years, was the No. 2 complaint and is garnering more attention, according to Illinois Attorney...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 2:31 PM
A major shareholder in the parent of Webster Bank is urging the Waterbury-based lender to spin off its health savings account business, now the largest in the country.
In a post on its website Monday, Kerrisdale Capital said Webster Financial Corp.'s HSA...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:09 PM
Invenergy President and CEO Michael Polsky has sold a second downtown penthouse, a three-bedroom, 4,150-square-foot unit on the 27th floor of a River North tower, for $1.9 million.
Last week, the Tribune reported that Polsky sold his never-occupied, 4,...