Stubborn fat meets its match: Sculpting away the double chin
By Colette House You work out. You eat right. And those problem “fat” areas remain. After years of successfully freezing and killing fat cells in the abdomen, love-handles, and thighs dermatologists and plastic surgeons are ready to rid patients of that stubborn double chin.
Third CEO in two months for United Airlines
By Arionne Nettles United Airlines has its third leader in less than two months, but analysts are still positive about the company’s financial outlook. United CEO Oscar Munoz suffered a heart attack Oct. 15, after just a month in his new position. Former CEO Jeff Smisek resigned in September amid a federal corruption investigation, causing […]
Pop-up art show and raffle benefits suicide prevention
By Ashley Altus Celebrating art and self-expression as ways to combat suicide, nonprofit Hope for the Day hosted the third annual pop-up art show, (ART) WARENESS. Everything from reclaimed wood projects to traditional oil paintings went up for raffle on the only night of the show to help fund their outreach and education initiatives. “It’s ok not […]
Despite security, crimes occur along Chicago Marathon route
By Kayla Daugherty Security was exceptionally tight along the Chicago Marathon route on Oct. 11 thanks to the combined efforts of the FBI, Illinois State and Chicago Police Department, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Secret Service. Despite the heightened security, crimes still occurred along the route and in neighboring […]
US existing home sales make a comeback in September
By Kristen Vake Existing home sales in the U.S. rose 4.7 percent in September, making it the second-highest monthly sales pace since February 2007. Better job growth, low mortgage rates and pent-up demand continue to fuel activity and growth, according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors, which compiles the data.
eBay shares soar despite 20 percent drop in third quarter earnings
By Kristen Vake Shares of eBay soared more than 13 percent Thursday after reporting a 20 percent drop in third quarter earnings that nevertheless beat analysts’ expectations. In its first quarter after splitting from online payments company PayPal, eBay said profit fell to $539 million, or 45 cents per diluted share, from $673 million, or […]
Investors get a break today: McDonald’s soars on earnings beat
By Emiliana Molina Shares of McDonald’s Corp. jumped 8 percent Thursday after the fast food giant topped profit and revenue expectations in the third quarter and said comparable restaurant sales rose for the first time in two years. McDonald’s reported a 4 percent global rise in comparable sales, or sales at restaurants open for more […]