| Aug 5, 2014
Walgreen Co. on Monday replaced longtime chief financial officer Wade Miquelon with Timothy McLevish, who held the same position at Kraft Foods Group Inc.
The move, effective immediately, comes days before the Deerfield-based pharmacy chain prepares to...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Another national survey is out that points to the struggles people face to make a monthly housing payment.
In the past three years, more than half of adults have taken steps that include getting a second job, racking up credit card debt, cutting back on...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:12 PM
About a third of homeowners in the Chicago area and just more than half of renters are cost-burdened, meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing.
What's more, 14 percent of local homeowners and 30 percent of renters are...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Richard W. "Dick" Bourne, a colorful longtime University of Baltimore law professor who retired earlier this year, died July 12 of pancreatic cancer at his Pylesville farm. He was 71.
"He was a wonderful colleague and one of those special men who told...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:46 PM
The secret to schizophrenia, psychiatry’s most abiding mystery, may lie in the DNA associated with the body’s immune system, according to a genome-wide study published online Tuesday.
The analysis of variations in nearly 150,000 DNA...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:13 PM
William Schoen had the resume of a life lived in music: 31 years as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's assistant principal violist and assistant principal emeritus, decades performing in the Chicago Arts Quartet and, before that, the Claremont String...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:39 PM
The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Morgan State University's handling of a reported sexual assault, as the number of colleges nationwide facing scrutiny for their response to sexual violence allegations grows.
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession.
But year after year,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:39 AM
If you believe the headlines, then people would rather receive electric shocks than be alone with their thoughts for even 15 minutes. Or at least a lot of men would.
It’s probably a better idea not to put wholesale faith in the headlines. And...
| Apr 27, 2014
It's possible that Matthew Olshan didn't fully become a writer until the day that his future boss ordered him to dig a ditch.
On that day in the late 1980s, the boss, a carpenter, eyed the short kid with the soft hands. He saw a young man with no...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Would you eat crickets if they were hidden in crunchy chips or chocolate chip cookies?
Bugs are a regular part of some diets in other parts of the world, though in the United States many typically do their best to keep them out of their food. But...