Factory orders decrease for first time in six months

By Richard Foster-Shelton Medill Reports The U.S. Census Bureau announced new orders for manufactured goods in January were $491.7 billion, a decrease of $6.9 billion or 1.4 percent from December’s $498.6 billion. The month-to-month decrease comes after five consecutive monthly increases from July to December. Unfilled orders dropped to $1.14 trillion from $1.44 trillion, a […]

JD.com posts another loss, stock falls


By Charlene Zhang Medill Reports Shares of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc. (NYSC: JD) dropped 5 percent Monday after the release of continuing sluggish results on Friday. The company reported a fourth quarter net loss of $139.7 million, or 10 cents per diluted share, down 27.9 percent compared to the same period year earlier. Technology-heavy […]

Target shares fall following earnings miss

By Sarah Foster Medill Reports Target Corp. reported healthy increases in sales figures for the fourth quarter ended Feb. 3, but when it came to profits, the company barely hit its bullseye, and shares fell. In accordance with GAAP, new U.S. tax legislation helped boost profits up 34.7 percent to $1.10 billion, or $2.02 per […]

The House of Burritos that Feels Like Home

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Just west of Wrigley Field at the intersection of Lincoln and Addison sits one of Chicago’s little-known treasures of the city, the original Burrito House. 3545 N Lincoln Ave is the address of where “x marks the spot” for this family run institution. Now expanded into three locations, Luis Salinas […]

From solar to backyard birds – Find eco-friendly solutions at Going Green Matters

Going Green Maters

By Nathan Ouellette Medill Reports Going Green Matters, will feature more than 100 eco-friendly vendors this Sunday, offering everything from solar power to pedal power. Wilmette’s annual environmental fair has been showcasing clean energy solutions and technologies to Chicago area residents for 12 years. The fair, co-sponsored by Go Green Wilmette and the Village of Wilmette, opens […]