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Massive swaths of Midwest farmland are suffering through one of the most widespread droughts in history, causing corn prices to soar as the USDA scales back its predictions for a record crop. Corn farmers are expected to yield an average of 146 bushels...
Money & CompanyThe Dow Jones industrial average surged Tuesday, ending a volatile session up nearly 430 points after the Federal Reserve pledged to keep short-term interest rates near zero for at least two more years. The blue-chip index gyrated throughout the session.....
Times Staff And Wire ReportsRuth Duckworth, a noted modernist sculptor and muralist who created abstract ceramic forms for pieces breathtakingly large and charmingly small in her studio in a renovated Chicago pickle plant, has died. She was 90. Duckworth died Oct. 18 at a Chicago...
Culture MonsterIn such bestselling novels as "Jurassic Park," "The Andromeda Strain" and "Disclosure," Michael Crichton demonstrated a fascination with the glimmering, shiny complexities of the contemporary high-tech world. As it turns out, the late author's taste in...
Culture MonsterThe grandiose differs from the grand in its need to make a spectacular impression. Size matters, and looking important trumps all. The German photographer Andreas Gursky has been making grandiose art for years. Some of his enormous, impossibly precise...
Chicago Tribune reportersA gunman dressed in black stormed into an oceanography class at Northern Illinois University Thursday afternoon and opened fire with a shotgun and two handguns, killing five students and wounding 16 more in a matter of seconds. Then, still on stage, he...
DANIEL GROSS, who writes the "Moneybox" column for Slate, is the author of "Pop! Why Bubbles Are Great for the Economy."THE ONCE-buoyant housing market is clearly in trouble. Last year, housing prices around the country fell for the first year since the Depression. In Southern California, one of the epicenters of the housing and housing-credit bubble, the pain has been...
One morning as Rick Cunningham drove to work at the Chicago Board of Trade, he signaled to a cyclist on his right that he was going to pass the car in front of him. As Cunningham merged back into his lane, apparently close to the biker, the cyclist did...
Just before 2 p.m. on April 30, 1979, the doorbell sounded at a sprawling Inverness ranch home. A 5-year-old girl opened the door to find two men with nylon stockings pulled over their faces. The men tied up the girl, two of her siblings and the...
Tags: Shootings, Adultery, Prosecution, Heart Attack, Lawyers
Tribune criticChicago will increase its number of dedicated food-truck parking spaces to 30 from the current total of 21, under a proposal to be presented to the City Council by Mayor Rahm Emanuel today. Working in collaboration with the Chicago Department of...
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Wrigleyville, South Loop, Chicago Loop, North Pond
IntercontinentalExchange is taking a cue from rival CME Group in reducing its electronic grain trading hours. Beginning May 31, trading at ICE will begin the week at 5 p.m. Central on Sunday and run to 1:30 p.m. Central on Monday, according to a...
Sandra Smith was starting her first day as a sales trader in Chicago. Leaving her second post-college job at a hedge fund in New York, she was back in the city where she grew up and where several members of her family had worked in the financial trading...
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