| Sep 7, 2014
| 8:50 AM
In the latest example of a curious journalistic genre--the pain and suffering of the 1%--the Wall Street Journal asks us this weekend to commiserate with six-figure income-earners facing bankruptcy.
"Some high earners end up leading a lifestyle they can...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:31 PM
The United States generally taxes the income of large corporations at 35 percent, one of the highest rates in the world. It has spurred companies such as Lake Forest-based Hospira to enter talks to buy a French company in a deal that would enable the...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:17 PM
A few days ago, Calico, a Google-backed biotech company, announced that it would build a California-based research and development facility to invent new drugs to combat diseases afflicting the elderly.
Half of the initial $500 million investment...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 1:54 PM
An alert jeweler helped deputies track down a robbery suspect who sold a watch the jeweler quickly recognized had been stolen from a friend, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report.
William Dublyn, 32, of Boynton Beach, faces...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Jewel-Osco computers, containing customer credit and debit card information, have been affected by an "unlawful intrusion," the grocery store chain's corporate parent said Friday.
AB Acquisition said it had not determined whether any cardholder data was...
| Aug 2, 2014
Online car insurance companies such as Progressive and Geico typically spend significantly less to land new customers than more traditional players such as State Farm and Allstate, a new report from William Blair & Co. says.
On average, insurers that...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:49 PM
The Niles Park Ridge District 64 Board of Education has selected Robert Johnson, a senior vice president at Northern Trust in Chicago, to fill the seat left vacant by former board secretary Terry Cameron.
Johnson, who told the board he prefers to be...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:42 AM
Seaway Bank and Trust Co. has named Darrell B. Jackson president and chief executive officer effective Aug. 1. Jackson joins Seaway bank from Northern Trust Co., where he most recently was executive vice president and president of the wealth management...
| Jul 14, 2014
When it comes to returning earnings to shareholders through dividends and stock buybacks, Northern Trust Corp. investors have reason to feel hopeful, according to a new analysis.
The Chicago-based financial services firm is near the top of a list of...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Northern Trust Corp., Chicago’s biggest locally headquartered bank, has named its first female chief operating officer as part of a management shake-up effective Sept. 1. Jana Schreuder, 55, currently president of wealth management -- one of...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: June inducsrial proaction and capacity utilization, June PPI, NAHB housing market index for July, weekly mortgage applications
Local earnings: Abbott Laboratories, Northern Trust Corp., RLI Corp.
Other earnings: AMR Corp., Bank of America, eBay...