| Dec 18, 2008
Financially stressed Motorola Inc. disclosed plans to cut costs by cutting the pay of its co-CEOs and freezing its U.S. pension plans and ending its practice of matching employees' 401(k) contributions.
The company didn't spell out how much money it...
| May 1, 2009
CHICAGO - Deerfield real estate agent Brenda Ferdman was visiting a client's home Thursday morning when she did something far more alarming than take a few photos.
She started to cough.
This didn't sit well with the client.
"She was very concerned that...
| Jan 11, 2009
The problem with the Mies apartment that Defne Koz and her husband, Marco Susani, were eager to live in (and had just bought) was that they really didn't like the place.
And no, that's not odd.
We're talking Ludwig Mies van der Rohe here—a...
| Dec 9, 2007
Live by the handset, die by the handset.
The Razr cell phone from Motorola Inc. was an enormous hit earlier this decade, but the public moved on and there has been no follow-up hit. The company's net income fell 94 percent in the third quarter....
| Dec 16, 2007
Q: Does Texas Instruments Inc. stock have potential? -- C.M., via the Internet
A: The decision of major customers Nokia Corp. and Ericsson LM to work with additional suppliers has been a disappointment for the world's largest maker of cell phone chips....
| Dec 30, 2007
1 In what he described at its completion as "the transaction from hell," Chicago billionaire and motorcycle fan Sam Zell (pictured right) spearheaded the $8.2 billion deal to take media giant Tribune Co. private. Skeptics questioned whether banks would...
| Mar 4, 2009
| 5:24 AM
Nancy Cohen's days began to change in January, after Schaumburg-based Motorola Inc. decided to lay off 4,000 workers.
The University of Illinois at Chicago fundraising executive found herself bombarded by phone calls from engineers who lost their jobs...
| Feb 15, 2010
Apple Inc. rocked the wireless business by combining the functions of a phone and an iPod. Now, more than two years later, Microsoft Corp. has its comeback: phone software that works a lot like its own Zune media player.
The software, which was...
| Mar 15, 2011
With the scale of the disaster in Japan still being measured, concerns are growing that last week's earthquake and tsunami could lead to a long-term disruption in the world's supply of automobiles, consumer electronics and machine tools.
Japan is the...
| Oct 13, 2011
Motorola chief transformed company
Robert Galvin, 89, who over nearly three decades as Motorola's chief executive transformed the maker of police radios and TVs into one of the world's leading electronics companies, died in his sleep...
| Oct 16, 2011
Howard H 'Tim' Hays
Former Press-Enterprise editor, publisher
Howard H "Tim" Hays, 94, a former editor and publisher of the Press-Enterprise who led the Riverside newspaper when it won a Pulitzer Prize for an expose in the 1960s and won two landmark U....