Durable goods orders rebound in January

Durable goods, for examples, refrigerators, last for at least three years. (Shen Lu/MEDILL)

By Shen Lu U.S. durable goods orders rose 1.8 percent in January after two months of declines. Orders increased by a seasonally-adjusted $4.0 billion to $230.4 billion last month, following a revised 0.8 percent decline in December, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported Monday. Durable goods are items supposed to last longer than three years.

Chicago protesters rally for immigrant rights

Photo at top: A protester gives a speech in “Latinxs Against Trump Protest” at Cloud Gate, Chicago, Feb.25. (Mengjie Jiang/MEDILL)

By Mengjie (Jessie) Jiang Hundreds of protesters braved the wind and snow Saturday afternoon to rally at the Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park in protest against recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids and anti-immigrant policies. Earlier this month, the ICE arrested nearly 50 people in Chicago as part of a national operation targeting undocumented […]

When girls go gaming, the trolls soon follow

Actual Xbox Live messages received by a female gamer

By Yifan Wu Ellen “DreamCrazzy” Elizabeth learned a lesson early in her life: Boys can be sore losers. The professional “Call of Duty” player preferred a controller to a Barbie Doll at 3, after watching her 11-year-old brother, Chris, drive a “Mario Kart” on a Super Nintendo. Their living room, in Waukegan, Illinois, heated up […]