Measles numbers on the rise from Disneyland exposure

By Shanley Chien The measles outbreak originating from people exposed to the virus at Disneyland over the holiday season is still spreading,  though there are no confirmed cases in Illinois associated with the theme park exposure. The recent measles outbreak linked to the Disneyland exposure over the holiday season came on the heels of the […]

UnitedHealth tops both Q4 and 2014 estimates, predicts strong gains

by Jin Wu UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH), one of the nation’s biggest health issuers, reported higher profits in both the fourth quarter and the full year that topped analysts’ estimates as revenues increased in Optum, its healthcare management technology and consulting division, and its public and senior sector. Its stock climbed 3.5 percent. The […]

Rahm’s free college offer gets closer look

By Phoebe Tollefson With an average City Colleges of Chicago graduation rate of just 13 percent and student complaints of expensive enrollment mistakes that delay graduation, Mayor Rahm Emanuel still touts his plan to make community college education free for qualifying applicants. Lesley-Anne Camilotes is a good example of what can go wrong. Under her […]

D-Generation: An exaltation of larks

By Jessica T. Gable On a darkened stage in Chicago’s Columbia College Dance Center on Jan. 16, four lifelike puppets bound to tiny wheelchairs stared out across the sea of empty seats with a gaze that seemed too penetrating to come from something inanimate.

Airbus and Boeing have record years despite weak stock

A new Airbus A380

By Ezra Kaplan After a year of consistently declining stock value, Airbus announced a new company record for planes delivered in 2014. Boeing also broke a company record after delivering nearly 100 more planes than Airbus during the year.

Delta’s stock surged after 4th Quarter earnings released

Delta Air Lines Inc.‘s stock shot up 7.26 percent after the release of its fourth-quarter report on Tuesday morning, despite its net income’s swinging down to a loss of $712 million dollars in the December quarter, or 86 cents loss per diluted share, from the year-ago earnings of $9.89 per diluted share. The adjusted non-GAAP net income, […]