14 Food Photos That Show What Diversity Tastes Like

by Ritu Prasad Lakeview restaurant Southport and Irving (SIP) kicked off the first dinner in their Unity and Diversity series on February 23. Inspired by the melting pot of America itself, owner Vivek Sehgal hopes to bring people together over the things we love, universally: our mother’s cooking, our grandmother’s recipes, our family’s traditions. The […]

Resist Trump Tuesday protesters to Disney’s Iger: “Let it Go”

Resist Trump Tuesday Protesters

By Alex Whittler and Lauren Baker Americans are reacting to President Trump’s first address to congress. A group of Chicago protesters gathered for their weekly demonstration to give their own address and “hold CEO’s accountable for their actions.” Each week #ResistTrumpTuesday protesters dedicate demonstrations to a different issue. There is no word yet on what […]

Fear and unease are bad for business in Little Village

Manager Priscilla Torres of La Moda Fashion

By Nora Younkin Shop owners  in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood say the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration is a burden to their businesses. New directives coming from the White House and Department of Homeland Security give Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers greater latitude to detain and deport those living in the United States without official documentation. Neighborhoods […]

American culture not totally shocking to India’s millennial women

Akshita Gupta

By Abhinanda Datta A steady diet comprising American pop culture and the gradual infiltration of western practices into the traditional ways, have rendered millennial women coming to the U.S. from India partially immune to the effects of westernization. Sneha Srinatha, a graduate student at the University of Chicago, said that westernization has been a slow […]

Target earnings slump, shares plummet

By Beixi (Bessie) Xu Target Corp.’s net income decreased 37 percent in the fourth quarter from the prior-year period due to a progression of changes in its business model. The earnings fell short of analysts’ expectations, sending the shares tumbling 12.2 percent Tuesday.​ The stock decline was due to the “significant reduction in guidance and […]

Drug price reform, biosimilars threaten AbbVie

By Rachel Newman North Chicago, Ill.-based pharmaceutical company AbbVie, Inc. is feeling the heat as drug pricing reform and competitive pressures threaten to undercut the sales of its blockbuster drug Humira. Sales of Humira, an immunosuppressant used to treat autoimmune disorders such as psoriasis and Crohn’s disease, accounted for nearly 63 percent of the company’s […]

Federal Signal earnings beat expectations, but shares drop

By Yemeng Yang The fourth-quarter profit of Federal Signal Corp., the Oak Brook, Ill.-based public safety products manufacturer, beat Wall Street’s expectation, but shares dropped as the company expressed caution about the first quarter of 2017. Federal Signal reported Tuesday net income from continuing operations of $12.1 million, or 20 cents per diluted share, down […]

Consumer confidence hits highest level since 2001

By Mengjie(Jessie) Jiang Consumer confidence in the U.S. climbed to a 15-year high in February amid an optimistic outlook for business and jobs, suggesting that the economy will continue to expand this year. The headline index soared to 114.8 from a downwardly revised 111.6 in the previous month, the New York-based Conference Board reported Tuesday. […]

NRG narrows loss but misses expectations


By Hannah Levitt NRG Energy Inc. stock remained stable Tuesday although the company missed analysts’ expectations for the fourth quarter of 2016. The Princeton, N.J.- and Houston, Texas-based utility  reported a net loss of $1.1 billion, or $3.33 per diluted share, for the three months ended Dec. 31. This is 83 percent narrower than its […]

CPS Middle Schoolers Running to Success With Running Mates

By Kathleen McAuliffe Just after the final bell on a Wednesday afternoon, 50 middle students at Gage Park’s Sawyer Elementary School embark on a three-mile run in preparation for their next race: the Lakefront 5K on Saturday, March 18. They are just one of 12 teams involved in Running Mates, a year-round running program established […]