By Lucy Ren U.S. import prices in January declined by the greatest amount since December 2008, driven by plunging fuel prices and the strengthening of the U.S. dollar. Import prices fell 2.8 percent from December, missing the economists’ forecast average of a 3.1 percent drop compiled by Bloomberg.
By Karin Vandraiss Bravo’s hit series, “Top Chef,” wastes no time lining up new talent. On Wednesday LA chef Mei Lin won the title honors for Season 12, but the show has already started its annual, nation-wide scouting trip to cast the upcoming season. Chicago’s live casting call was earlier this week, but even if […]
By Yasufumi Saito The December quarter GDP, gross domestic product, released by the Commerce Department recently shows that the U.S. economy slackened a bit, but continued a healthy recovery step by step. It’s worth dissecting. A mixed layer of economic activities such as imports, government spending and most importantly, personal consumption resulted in the outcome. […]
By Tim Penman Four months before his retirement, Chester Jones casually leans over a balance beam and watches his gymnasts take runs at vault inside Evanston High School’s practice area. Jones is relaxed, calling out words of encouragement to each girl in his slight Southern accent after they take turns springing off the board and […]
By Melissa Schenkman A group of Bronzeville residents braved below-zero temperatures on Thursday, February 5, 2015, to make their voices heard. Led by J. Brian Malone, the executive director of Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, the group protested Alderman Will Burns’ and the City’s plans to build a Mariano’s Supermarket on a site originally planned for […]