International Rugby Coming to Chicago

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports At a news conference inside Soldier Field it was announced The Rugby Weekend will be held in Chicago once again. The last time Chicago hosted the event in 2016  sell-out crowds packed the Chicago Bears stadium to see their beloved country-men and women play rugby. Team members from Italy, New […]

Coach Jared Voss Gets Win Number 500

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Illinois high school baseball has a new member in the 500 club. Joliet Catholic Academy’s Head Baseball Coach Jared Voss just got win number 500 in a unique way. Coach Voss, an alumnus of JCA, is looking to make another run at the state title and at this point their […]

NFL Draft prospects are bigger than ball at Shriners Hospital

By Hannah Gebresilassie The NFL Draft is more than contract negotiations and draft picks. It’s a time for the top players in the country to give back. On Thursday morning, fifteen future NFL players participated in an NFL Play 60 Clinic at Shriners Hospital for Children. Seventeen kids received certificates for completing the clinic. [vimeo […]

Battle for the board: United shareholders plan proxy fight

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By Poroma Pant Holders of a 7.1 percent stake in United Continental Holdings Inc. – unhappy with the company’s share price – plan to launch a proxy fight to claim six seats on the airline’s board. On Tuesday, United disclosed hedge funds PAR Capital Management Inc. and Altimeter Capital Management L.P. had advised the carrier […]

Walmart expects almost no sales growth this year

By Ashesha Mehrotra Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shares weakened Thursday after the retail giant, citing the impact of a strong dollar and planned store closures, trimmed its sales outlook for the year. In the quarter ended Jan. 31, the Arkansas-based company had net income of $4.5 billion, or $1.43 per diluted share, down from $4.9 billion, […]

Mortgage applications climb as lower rates pique interest

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By Poroma Pant Responding to a drop in interest rates, consumers stepped up their mortgage applications last week, a trade group reported Wednesday. Mortgage applications increased 9.3 percent from one week earlier, on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage on confirming loans […]

A beautiful stock: Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.

By Poroma Pant Enjoying a significant rise in its stock price in a quivering market, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. attributes its winning numbers to an ingenious six-part strategy. The beauty of the earnings and overall performance of the Bolingbrook-based chain has enabled it to capture the hearts of analysts. Commencing this year with a […]