University of Chicago

These 10 universities have produced the most millionaires

Only 1.3% of millionaires have struck it rich without finishing college, so the first thing most aspiring millionaires should do to up their earning potential is get a degree.<p>Data firm WealthInsight, in partnership with the news site Verdict, has created a ranking of the universities that have …

Business

America's Best Business Schools 2017

MBA

3 men killed, 36 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

Three men were shot to death and at least 36 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning, marking …

Chicago

The United Nations Needs Reform, Not Criticism of its Purpose

President Trump continued his assault on the United Nations in his speech before the UN General Assembly on Wednesday. Unsurprising, given that a few …

Rights & Freedoms

Runners take on Chicago Half-Marathon in record heat

Runners began to arrive for the 21st Chicago Half-Marathon amid reminders to stay hydrated in Sunday's record-setting heat.<p>More than 12,000 runners …

Marathons

Socially responsible investors are making some key mistakes

University of Chicago Booth School of Business professor Luigi Zingales says that one popular approach for socially responsible investing is misguided. He argues that simply avoiding companies you don’t like can be counterproductive. To him, the divesting of socially conscious investors is driving …

Business

Gary, Ind., Woos Amazon

Amazon is looking for a site for its second headquarters. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Max Grinnell, who teaches urban studies at the University of Chicago, about one longshot attempt by Gary, Ind.

News (U.S.)

Cancer patient says Dallas surgeon operated on wrong organ

When Bernice Marie Gomez entered the operating room at Methodist Dallas Medical Center last November, she believed she was having a cancerous tumor …

Medicine

James Comey's Rough Reception at Howard University

The former FBI director has been at the center of controversy for months, but protestors a the historically black university on Friday focused on his history of comments about race and policing.<p>The start of the school year can be tough for anyone, even if you’re the 56-year-old former director of …

Politics

Shareholders care about way more than maximizing profits

University of Chicago Booth School of Business professor Luigi Zingales discusses the debate surrounding corporate profit maximization. He talks about a research paper he authored, which makes the point that profit maximization is important to shareholders, but it’s not the only thing they care …

Business

The 6 best business books of 2017, according to economists, editors, and professors

Some of the biggest ongoing business stories of our time, from the personal and political effects of increased globalization to the confrontation of ingrained sexism in Silicon Valley, are reflected in this year's list of best business books from McKinsey and the Financial Times.<p>Since 2005, …

Business

FBI warns to watch those social media posts — or face the consequences

It only took a few seconds for Jabari Dean to realize he had made a mistake.<p>In a moment of anger in late 2015, the then-21-year-old threatened a mass shooting at the University of Chicago in the comments section of a popular website. Dean quickly deleted the comment but not before a New York …

Chicago

Study suggests tectonic plates began moving half a billion years earlier than thought

The Earth’s history is written in its elements, but as the tectonic plates slip and slide over and under each other over time, they muddy that …

Geology

Teen who threatened U. of C. appears in FBI ‘think before you post’ ad

The words Jabari Dean wrote online in November 2015 changed his life.His post closed down the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus and landed him …

Chicago

When the Nazis Tried to Exterminate Hollywood (Book Excerpt)

Decades before today's white nationalist movement, "the most dangerous Jew in Los Angeles" fought a plan to assassinate film stars and studio heads …

Los Angeles

THE BOTTOM LINE: The 'Trump trade' is back and Ray Dalio breaks down the bitcoin bubble

This week:<p>Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget speaks with Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s biggest hedge fund. Dalio discusses his assertion that most portfolios should have gold allocated at 5-10%, if for no other reason than it’s a great diversifying asset. He also …

Business

FBI: Posting Threats, Even Empty Ones, Will Get You In Trouble

<b>(CBS) —</b> A former college student who posted an empty threat aimed at the University of Chicago says it ruined his life, and he’s telling people not …

Chicago

FBI warns about consequences of posting threats online

The FBI wants people to think about what they post online before sending it out to the world.<p>It's the focus a new public service announcement from …

Chicago

'The floor was rippling,' professor who survived Mexico earthquake tells story

A firsthand account of what it was like to survive the earthquake from a University of Chicago surgeon who just returned from Mexico City. That …

Mexico City

These personality traits explain why CEOs rise to the top - MarketWatch

Chief financial officers rarely become chief executives — and a new study may have the key as to why.<p>Very few CFOs have made the jump to being at the …

Business

‘Woke’ Librarians Take Their Politics to Another Level

Everyone knows the old caricature of the local librarian: a white, middle-aged woman, slightly plump, a bit intimidating, shushing patrons while …

Conservative View

The Tide Is Turning Against Big Tech’s Monopolies—Because of U. of C.

A couple days ago, <i>BuzzFeed</i> editor-in-chief Ben Smith wrote a piece that got a surprising number of people nodding in agreement: a sense that there’s …

Chicago

Tariffs Did NOT Fuel American Economic Growth

(Don Boudreaux)TweetAmong the most destructive of the many zombie-like myths that continue to haunt the ideological and political landscape is the …

Economics

Kirkus announces its finalist lineup, and book prize season is looking good

The Kirkus Prize finalists were announced Tuesday, with six titles each in three categories – fiction, nonfiction and young readers literature. …

Books

Scientists make atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuits

Over the past half-century, scientists have shaved silicon films down to just a wisp of atoms in pursuit of smaller, faster electronics. For the next …

Chemistry

‘There’s a story behind why we shoot’

Every Other Hour<p>Two young Chicagoans talk about why they picked up a gun, and how it changed their lives.<p>By Patrick Smith<br>Illustrations by Jamie …

Crime

Two For One: Couples Who Navigate An MBA Together

Katie and Colin Robertson began their studies at Carlson School of Management this fall. Both are West Point grads and officers who were in combat — …

MBA

Building College List Like Buying A House

Buying a new house always starts in your imagination. A bigger yard for the kids to play in. A brighter kitchen. Another full bathroom. A quieter neighborhood. More storage space (always more storage space). We build the ideal house in our heads and set out to see which ones match up.<p>Then reality …

Let’s Lay Off the 1930s Reenactments

It would be bad enough if the 1930s reenactments were confined to bloody clashes in the streets, but they're not. Then, as now, those clashes were …

Chicago

Police: Chicago Lawn man, 69, shot by teen during robbery attempt

Authorities said a man is in serious condition after being shot by a teenager during a robbery attempt, and two others were shot on South Michigan Avenue Tuesday morning.<p>About 10:30 a.m. police were called to the 2700 block of South 60th Street in Chicago Lawn for a report that two people who were …

Chicago