Top News & Analysis Chicago

  • TRENTON, N.J.-- Former Johnson& Johnson CEO James E. Burke, who steered the health care giant through the Tylenol poisonings in the 1980 s that resulted in the first tamper-resistant product packaging, has died.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, shaking off three months of weakness as new orders and employment picked up, an industry report showed on Monday. PETER JANKOVSKIS, CO-CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER AT OAKBROOK INVESTMENTS LLC IN LISLE, ILLINOIS. DAVID SLOAN, ECONOMIST, 4 CAST LTD, NEW YORK.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, shaking off three months of weakness as new orders and employment picked up, an industry report showed on Monday. STORY: TABLE COMMENTS: DAVID SLOAN, ECONOMIST, 4 CAST LTD, NEW YORK. JOSEPH TREVISANI, CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST, WORLDWIDE MARKETS, WOODCLIFF LAKE, NEW JERSEY.

  • CHICAGO-- Integrys Energy Group Inc., a provider of electricity and natural gas, said Monday that it is buying one of its suppliers, a Wisconsin power plant, for $440 million. Fox Energy Co. is owned by General Electric Co. and Tyr Energy Inc., a privately held company.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider an appeal by Bank of America Corp's. Merrill Lynch unit of a ruling that allowed black brokers who accused it of bias to pursue their lawsuit as a class action.

  • Oct 1- Electric and natural gas utility Integrys Energy Group Inc will buy privately held Fox Energy Co LLC for $440 million to add a 593 megawatt power generating plant in Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 1- Lending to small U.S. businesses rose in August for a second straight month, a report showed on Monday, a sign the economy may have been regaining its footing even before the U.S. central bank's latest round of stimulus.

  • LONDON, Sept 30- The darkest hour is just before dawn, the old saying goes.

  • CHICAGO-- Two major trade shows have extended their commitments to Chicago's mammoth McCormick Place.

  • Striking Chicago teachers and their supporters attend a rally at Union Park September 15, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. An estimated 25,000 people gathered in the park in a show of solidarity as negotiations on a labor contract continue.

    One of the most vexing problems for Chicago and its teachers went virtually unmentioned during the strike: The pension fund is about to hit a wall. Chicago is one of many cities in such a bind.

  • Strike Ends, Chicago's Schools Back in Session

    "Nothing in the Chicago School System is going to change after this," explains Jack Welch, Jack Welch Management Institute founder, weighing in on the likely outcome of the teachers' walkout.

  • Chicago Teachers Suspend Strike

    NBC's Rehema Ellis reports Chicago's teachers agreed to return to the classroom after more than a week protesting.

  • Chicago Strike Captures National Attention

    Kevin Tibbles, NBC News reports the latest details between Chicago's public school officials and the city's striking teachers.

  • This list of the top 10 college games of the fall 2012 season uses the average price of tickets on the resale market. “Resale market” means tickets for sale on major websites like StubHub, Ticket Network and eBay. The list is determined using numbers from , an event ticket price aggregator that draws its data from those secondary sellers. What makes each of these games so expensive? Each game has its own blend of reasons, such as team rivalries, the team’s recent performance, game location, team

    What makes tickets to some college football games so expensive? Chris Matcovich, director of data communications at TiqIQ, provides his insight into what the magic combination of factors might be.

  • Trump's Call on Unions: Rahm's Not All to Blame

    "Sometime you have to take a strike, and it can be a nasty strike, but the only way you get it settled is to have a strike," explains Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, sharing his thoughts on the standoff between Chicago's teachers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

  • No Sign of Deal in Teachers' Strike

    Kevin Tibbles, NBC News, reports negotiations are expected to continue in Chicago today as the strike heads into it second day.

  • Chicago's Teachers Strike

    Chicago's teachers hit the picket lines today, and classes are shut down after the city and its teachers union failed to reach a new contract agreement, with NBC's Jay Gray. Are government unions going to bankrupt America, with Phil Kerpen, American Commitment president, and Dan Montgomery, Illinois Federation of Teachers president.

  • Chicago Teachers Strike After Union Talks Fail

    NBC's Kevin Tibbles reports the latest details on a decision by Chicago teachers to strike after a confrontation between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and organized labor.

  • Some wealthy people flaunt their status with shows of conspicuous consumption, while others prefer to stay low-key. These preferences extend to their major purchases, from the type of houses they buy, the type of clothes that they wear and type of cars that they drive. an automotive information website headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the  as determined by the I.R.S. These included some of the usual places that one might expect, such as Low, an automotive information website, conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the most affluent zip codes. Check out what they found.

  • Gas Pump

    Retail gasoline prices in the U.S. Midwest were as much as 50 cents higher than in the rest of the country this week, and a number of contributing factors are to blame.