Gun stores see rise in profits amidst post-Parkland gun legislation

By Chris Kwiecinski Medill Reports Sales in Illinois gun stores have risen in the past month, as gun owners fear their firearms will be confiscated or gun costs will rise due to potential legislative changes, gun-store owners said this week. The potential new laws stem from reaction to the Parkland shooting last month. According to […]

Consumer price rise slows, stirring renewed Fed action speculation

By Roxanne (Yanchun) Liu Medill Reports Consumer Price Index growth slowed to 0.2 percent in February from 0.5 percent in the prior month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, stirring divergent anticipations of the likely timing of the Federal Reserve’s next move to curb inflation. The February bump was in line with the Wall […]

U.S. Small Business Optimism Reaches 25-Year High

By Juliette Rocheleau Medill Reports Small business owners are feeling large and in charge as their outlook reaches a 25-year high, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. The NFIB index of small business optimism rose .7 to 107.6 in February, up from 106.9 in January and exceeding a predicted 107.1. “After years of […]

After Parkland, a Surge in Advocacy, Illinois Groups Say

By Nathan Rizzo Medill Reports Following the Parkland shooting, the opening lines to this latest act in a tired, nationwide drama are being written: Gun control is, once again, in play. A new cast, however, may be waiting in the wings. In Illinois, lawmakers on Wednesday will vote on whether to bar individuals under 21 […]

Questions about nursing and masculinity persist

Nursing Books

By Gwen Aviles Medill Reports Take a second and think of a famous nurse. Who popped into your mind? Maybe Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton or Mary Breckinridge? The assumption that nursing is an almost exclusively-female field continues to persist, even as more men have steadily entered the profession since the 1970s. A recent study by […]

Navistar posts loss but beats estimate, remains optimistic

By Richard Foster-Shelton Medill Reports Navistar International Corp. (NYSE:NAV) based in Lisle, Ill., reported an exacerbated net loss but beat analysts’ expectations, for its first quarter ended Jan. 31. The company reported a net loss of $73 million, or 74 cents per diluted share, compared with a loss of $62 million, or 76 cents per […]