Written By: Gordy Stillman on April 16, 2014 No Comment
Shares slide as Google misses revenue, earnings forecasts

Google’s revenues and earnings fell short in the first quarter, which the company blamed on legal fees and other costs associated with its acquisition of Nest Labs. Paid clicks rose in the quarter while cost-per-click revenues fell.

Written By: Maranda Bodas on March 29, 2014 No Comment
Business editors and publishers debate the future of print

Legacy publications such as the Washington Post and USA Today have embraced digital platforms while digital startup IBT has just relaunched a print version of Newsweek. It’s all part of the converging world of business journalism, said business editors and publishers at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers conference in Phoenix.

Written By: Fareeha Ali on February 28, 2014 No Comment
CBOE executive chairman discusses the options trading revolution

CBOE Executive Chairman Bill Brodsky said perserverence helped him steer the largest U.S. options exchange to adopt electronic trading in the early aughts. CBOE’s stock price recently hit a record high and has surged nearly 70 percent since going public in 2010.

Written By: Fareeha Ali on February 26, 2014 No Comment
DeVry shares soar on hopes of enrollment rebound

The for-profit education sector has suffered declining enrollment in the last few years as the industry struggled with increased government scrutiny and students’ reluctance to take on large amounts of debt in a weak economy. But there are signs that the worst declines may be over for Downers Grove-based DeVry Education Group.

Written By: Jackie Zimmermann on February 16, 2014 No Comment
Chicago Transit Authority finds market for themed gifts

Chicagoans love to hate the city’s transit authority, except when it comes to t-shirts, totes, umbrellas and even shower curtains emblazoned with the CTA’s logo, train maps and station signs.

Written By: Michelle Kim on February 11, 2014 No Comment
CVS posts stronger earnings than expected, raises outlook

Profit at CVS Caremark jumped 12 percent in the final quarter of 2013, boosted by higher prices in its pharmacy benefit business and more retail prescription sales.

Written By: Fareeha Ali on February 6, 2014 No Comment
Indian economy awaits national elections

The outcome of major elections this spring in India are being closely watched as a barometer for the future health of the country’s economy, which has been plagued by high inflation and a weak currency.

Written By: Alexis Prousis on February 5, 2014 No Comment
CME’s future earnings: it’s all about volatility

CME Group’s trading volumes, including those on interest rate contracts, helped the company post a 16 percent increase in fourth-quarter earnings.

Written By: Michelle Kim on February 5, 2014 No Comment
Will McDonald’s satisfy its hungry investors in 2014?

McDonald’s shares have slid 10 percent since setting a record high last April as same-store sales continue to disappoint. But is the stock now a bargain for investors?

Written By: Jackie Zimmermann on February 3, 2014 No Comment
As Italy recovers from a two-year recession, investors need to beware of pitfalls

As Italy begins to transition out of a two-year recession, investors eager for the growth opportunity have begun flocking to the region. However, deep-seeded cultural expectations and high unemployment call for a cautious investment strategy.

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