Should college endowments be taxed? Americans are split
The tax bill passed last December added a new levy on college endowments, which schools are actively working to repeal.
This library lends out ties, briefcases, handbags for job interviewsLast month a New York library branch began experimenting with new offerings: neckties, bow ties, handbags and briefcases intended for people with limited resources who are heading for job interviews, auditions or any other event for which they need to dress up.
College students spend more time working paid jobs than going to classHaunted by costly degrees and insurmountable student debt, American college students now spend more time working paid jobs than in lectures, the library or studying at home.
Lawyer who tackled Uber now suing IBM for age biasOn Monday, Shannon Liss-Riordan filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of three former IBM employees who say the tech giant discriminated against them based on their age when it fired them.
How women who retire with their husbands often lose outWomen who retire when their husbands do may be giving up more wealth than they realize, especially when it comes to Social Security.
In 'golden age' of branded credit cards, shoppers cash inCredit cards that are affiliated with brands -- such as American Airlines, Uber, L.L. Bean and Ikea -- are suddenly amping up rewards for everyday purchases at restaurants, gas stations and grocery stores.
Cash-strapped Americans are willing to leverage their homes to pay the billsTwenty-four million homeowners believe borrowing against home equity is an acceptable way to cover regular bills, according to a new report.
5 reasons to hold off on buying the new iPhoneApple will sell no fewer than eight iPhone models in 2018. But they haven't all gone on sale yet -- and there are reasons to hold off on the two most-expensive ones that hit stores on Friday: the $1,000 iPhone XS and $1,100 XS Max.
Analysis: Amazon's Alexa is coming for your microwave, wall clock and moreAmazon.com unveiled some 70 new devices and capabilities for its Alexa product line at its Seattle headquarters Thursday. Like a rebooted Sharper Image catalog, Amazon is adding its talking artificial intelligence to a microwave, a wall clock, a wall plug, cars and more.
Review: Aibo, Sony's robot dog, will melt your heart with mechanical precisionThis much is clear: The era of the affectionate robots is dawning, and Aibo offers early evidence we're going to love them.
Mixed reviews on facial recognition scans of travelersFacial recognition has been used in more than 3 million instances by Customs and Border Protection since June 2017. But privacy advocates and civil libertarians are concerned about the devices' accuracy and potential misuse of the information they collect, and they say the technology is being rushed into use before it has been fully vetted.
Columns | Elmhurst's Stenograph dominates shorthand industry for 80 yearsSince the first machine was sold 80 years ago, Elmhurst-based Stenograph LLC's reputation for quality, accuracy and customer service has commanded almost 90 percent share among the half-dozen companies in the market, making the name synomimous with court and legal shorthand reporting.
Checkbox training doesn't fix harassmentEvery HR leader has likely told a manager that sleeping with a subordinate is a lawsuit waiting to happen, and that unwelcome sexual jokes and/or touching are inappropriate in the workplace.
Francke among 5 MPS attorneys earning top honorsHal Francke, a partner at Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC has been named 2019 "Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year" for the Chicagoland area by Best Lawyers.
Thinking of selling your business? Now may be a good timeSelling a business is one of the most important financial decisions in a business owner's lifetime.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- LislePanel: Despite good market, boomers not ready to sell businesses
- NapervilleFacelift to refresh Naperville's Ogden 6 theater, with nod to nostalgia
- BusinessConstruction complete on Arlington Heights apartments
- West DundeeSouth Elgin's Stanley's Restaurant expanding to West Dundee
- Mount ProspectMount Prospect closes deal on vacant Busse Triangle sites
- BusinessHighland Park property sold for $4.1M
- GilbertsGilberts: Village laws trump billboard company's desire for 'bigger'
- BusinessDan Hampton to help open Arlington Heights memory care facility
- Des PlainesNew partnership for podiatric care in Des Plaines
- AuroraConstruction begins on Aurora industrial development
- Downers GroveReport: Seller's market continues
- SchaumburgMotorola executive known as 'The Wizard' was ahead of his time
- Lake ZurichMow Lake Zurich High's baseball field? Robot's got it. And students are studying it.
- PalatineThree new restaurants coming to Northwest Highway corridor in Palatine
- Rolling MeadowsSuburban pest control company's growth built on vision -- and bedbugs
Through the Film Magnifier: Featuring singing nuns, Kickapoo rock fest, the Paddock Olympics, rocket clubs and more.
Through the Film Magnifier: Featuring Joan Rivers, Larry Lujack, The Arlingtones, disco dancing and more