| Oct 12, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Despite continuing challenges to Constellation Energy Group's plans to sell itself to Exelon Corp., analysts say the $7.9 billion deal is likely to overcome major regulatory obstacles, including those in Maryland, where critics are seeking concessions...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Morningstar, the Chicago-based mutual fund tracker, released its annual report card on 529 college savings plans. The 529 plans of Maryland and Alaska, both managed by Baltimore’s T. Rowe Price, were ranked among the six best. (Both plans held the...
| Nov 10, 2011
Each year I keep a running log to track restaurants slated to open each month. When this January rolled around and I started my new list, I fully expected the pace of openings to slow to a trickle.
That hasn't happened. Instead, despite the curdled...
| Feb 4, 2013
Daniel Hamburger is quick to whip out his business card.
One side of the card is standard — white background, corporate logo, contact information for the headquarters in Downers Grove.
The flip side is dramatic, painted ripe-tomato red with...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Usually by early December, investment professionals have mapped out their outlook for the next year.
But such forecasting has been made difficult by the "fiscal cliff" — the confluence of spending cuts and higher taxes that kick in automatically...
| May 18, 2012
Here is a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in Chicago or the Chicago area.
Many schools give students a choice of part-time (including evening and weekend options), flexible, full-time, accelerated, dual-degree,...
| Jul 1, 2012
With all the upheaval in the eurozone and the promise of more to come, what's an investor to do? Kick anything vaguely European out of the 401(k)?
Baltimore money managers T. Rowe Price and Legg Mason say they both have relatively low levels of...
| Nov 13, 2012
A jeans-clad receptionist welcomes visitors to Morningstar Inc.'s Loop corporate office.
Minutes later, a new employee, wearing jeans and an untucked shirt, checks in for his first day.
A few more minutes, and in strides founder Joe Mansueto wearing...
| Mar 12, 2012
Like many executives running multibillion-dollar businesses, Peter Thompson adorns his office with photos of him meeting U.S. presidents. But there's one big difference: In some of them, he's a mere child.
A nephew of Richard M. Daley and grandson of...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Baltimore-based money managers T. Rowe Price and Legg Mason Inc. may offer actively managed exchange-traded funds after receiving a thumbs up from regulators.
The Securities and Exchange Commission approved Price's application earlier this month to be...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Legg Mason Inc. plans to lay off an undisclosed number of employees as it folds its once high-profile Legg Mason Capital Management unit in Baltimore into a much larger investment division based in New York.
Capital Management rose to fame under star...