VIDEO: Wallabies to run on Soldier Field

By Brian MacIver Justin Biggs remembers the All Blacks November visit to Chicago. “Euphoria. Everyone knew this was the first time in a very long time that this had happened. It was just a buzzing. Everyone singing, dancing, having a few drinks. Just having a genuinely good time.” The Australian consulate employee will get to […]

High profile ‘spoofing’ cases put traders on edge

By Lucy Ren Traders are on notice and looking for ways to avoid even the appearance of being market manipulators as prosecutors and regulators crack down on spoofing, an illegal practice that was blamed in part for setting off a “flash crash” in 2010. Spoofing involves pushing a market price in one direction by entering […]

Analysts see opportunity in Macy’s shares

By Siyuan Du Macy’s Inc. struggled with falling sales and slim profits in the first quarter, but analysts see opportunity in the shares. Since reporting quarterly earnings that fell short of Wall Street estimates and an unexpected 0.7 percent drop in sales last week, shares of the department store retailer have climbed 7 percent to […]

Expert shares the benefits of rock-climbing

By Carmen Lopez Rock climbing is gaining traction in Chicago with the addition of the Malkin-Sacks Rock Climbing Walls at Maggie Daley Park. Keith Geraghty, 38, is the director of climbing programming at the Chicago Athletic Clubs has been scaling walls for 15 years. Geraghty discusses how those who participate in the sport reap the […]

Farm slump hits profit at Deere & Co.

By Siyuan Du Deere & Company reported a 30 percent decrease in second-quarter net income because of a slowdown in the global farm economy, but its stock rose more than 4 percent as the company raised its profit forecast for the full year. The Moline, Illinois-based agricultural manufacturer earned $690.5 million, or $2.03 per diluted […]