Two steps forward, three steps back: NFL teams choose talent over troubled pasts

By Hannah Beery Despite the NFL’s efforts to clean up its image, the 2015 draft revealed a troubling trend as teams continued to select players with allegedly violent pasts. More troubling, however, said domestic violence experts and observers, was that the extensive vetting process employed by prospective teams failed to include the alleged victims of […]

Asset Managers eye Latin America’s middle class for growth

By Yimian Wu Asset managers operating in Latin America hope to claim a bigger share of the growing mutual fund market, currently dominated by local banks, with more sophisticated equity products, said fund managers in the annual conference of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society Chicago on Thursday. Mutual funds operated by the local banks […]

Nonimmigrants’ spouses seek right to work legally in U.S.

By Coral Lu Aya Saito came to the United States last year with her husband. She used to work at a coffee shop in Japan, and she became a housewife after moving to Chicago. As an F-2 visa holder, she is planning to apply for a H-4 visa after her husband finds a job. Because […]

How Disneyland went wrong in Hong Kong

By Yimian Wu Experts characterize China’s vast wave of “super consumers” as emerging middle class, aging customers and active e-commerce users. As China is shifting from an investment-fueled economy to a consumption-driven economy, understanding consumer behavior is key to developing the right strategy to tap into the large consumer base, the experts said in a […]

VIDEO: Beekeeping on the West Side

By Evan Garcia Individuals out of prison often face obstacles in finding work and acclimating to civilian life. The North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN) uses beekeeping to transition formerly incarcerated men into the workforce. The nonprofit operates a subsidiary called Sweet Beginnings, which harvests from several Chicago area apiaries to make and sell raw honey […]