How about them Apples?

New genetically modified apples don’t brown when bruised By Shanley Chien It may take a few years for bins of Arctic apples to show up in grocery stores. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved two types of these genetically modified apples that don’t turn brown when sliced. The flesh of the fruit stays a […]

Love, peace and soul — on gig posters

By Antoinette Isama Chicago’s nightlife scene peddles its wares through posters that are pasted on poles, thumbtacked on cork boards and attached to messages on the Internet. It’s a must that these posters pop; they are vital to drawing a crowd for live performers and shindigs alike. A monthly dance party at Wicker Park’s Double […]

Sorry exporters, a strong dollar is golden in U.S.

By Lei Xuan “The world is in a currency war,” says A. Gary Shilling, president of the New Jersey-based consultants A. Gary Shilling & Co. His reasoning is simple and global: “Many central banks are chopping interest rates to push their currencies down. They all hope to spur exports to offset internal weakness.” A moderate […]

VIDEO: Businesses adjust to greater consumer expectations

By Andrew Fowler Now more than ever American consumers have a lot of influence on retailers and they’re not afraid to use it. According to a trend report from Chicago-based analysts at Mintel,  consumers now expect speed and convenience on-demand thanks to the internet. Proper Suit, a custom menswear retailer, is one Chicago business that is changing […]

VIDEO: Obama to designate Pullman as first national monument in Chicago

By Adriana Cargill President Obama will arrive this Thursday in the Pullman Historic District to officially designate the neighborhood as the first national monument in Chicago. Pullman will join the ranks of the Statue of Liberty  in telling the nation’s story. Related Stories President to dedicate Pullman Park as Chicago’s first national monument George Pullman […]