Jobless claims hit 45-year low

By Juliette Rocheleau Medill Reports The U.S. initial jobless claims for the week ended January 13 plunged to 220,000, its lowest number in almost 45 years, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday, pointing to a robust labor market.

Experts say blockchain technology will be useful in many industries

By Alexa Adler Medill Reports As bitcoin prices fluctuate, indicating uncertainty about the ultimate viability of cryptocurrency, other use of its underlying blockchain technology is increasing and may represent the future of information transfer technology in many industries, including banking, and to some extent, healthcare. In downtown Chicago, cryptocurrency experts gathered Wednesday evening to discuss future uses of […]