Updated 11/4/11 at 11:00 a.m.Daily deals pioneer Groupon raised about $700 million with an initial public offering of stock priced well above expectations.The IPO was set late Thursday at $20 per share, above the anticipated range of $16 to $18.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America's poorest poor have climbed to a record high — 1 in 15 people — spread widely across metropolitan areas as the housing bust pushed many inner-city poor into suburbs and other outlying places and shriveled jobs and income.New census data paint a stark portrait o
Reporting by Jennifer BrandelWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who made news this year when he signed a bill that shut down the collective bargaining rights of state workers, spoke at the Union League Club of Chicago this morning.
Companies and government agencies announced a lot fewer job cuts in Illinois last month compared with September. The latest job cuts data come from Challenger, Gray and Christmas, a Chicago company that helps employers manage the process of laying off workers.
Evanston and Chicago, both lakefront communities with a lot going for them, including diverse populations and impressive cultural and economic draws; but Eight Forty-Eight wondered, when stacked against each other, how do they compare?