Caterpillar is selling a majority stake in a logistics division for about $750 million to better focus on its core businesses.The world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment said Thursday that it is selling a 65 percent interest in Caterpillar Logistics Services LLC to Platinum Equity
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is asking business leaders to help him pass legislation that will mean pain for union members and poor families.Quinn says Illinois must control the growing cost of government pensions and health care.
My to-do list for 2012: Create invention. Change the world. Get rich.The invention: A robot that goes to meetings for you. Changing the world: In addition to freeing up a load of time, this invention will prevent a ginormous number of needless conflicts.
"The new, gleaming jewel of the lakefront" was dedicated on this November 18th in 1960. That would be the first version of McCormick Place.The mammoth exhibition hall was the pet project of the Tribune's longtime publisher, Col. Robert R. McCormick.
Niagara Falls, like most Rust Belt cities, has fallen on hard times. Even its tourist attraction, which once made it America’s honeymoon capital, has not saved it from economic woes. But there seems to be hope in Niagara Falls, thanks to a rising current of East Indian tourists.
We've been hearing much lately about greedy capitalists. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, one Chicago tycoon became a national symbol of greedy capitalists. His name was Samuel Insull.Insull was born poor in London in 1859.