“Bravery means that you’re fearful,” Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson said to an audience of 1,600 during the annual Women in the Forefront luncheon last week. “You cannot be brave without fear. I think that’s more important than anything else, especially for women.”
Crain's Chicago Business deputy managing editor Ann Dwyer takes a closer look at the top business stories of the week, including Motorola Solutions' announcement that it will move from the suburbs to downtown, and news of a developer eyeing the Old Chicago Main Post Office.
AbbVie, the research arm of Abbott Laboratories, bought the Dublin-based Shire pharmaceutical company last Friday for nearly $55 billion. We break down the economic impact this move will have on Chicago.
Tech Stock Drama
The volatility of tech stocks are apparent today with an 18 percent plummet for Groupon as it moves from email-based business to a marketplace setting. Twitter also took a 20 percent hit this week. But analysts are buzzing about Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, some say it could have the largest initial public offering in tech history.
No one can dispute Arianna Huffington’s success in the business world. But after an accidental fall from exhaustion and lack of sleep, Huffington began asking herself – Is this really what success feels like? She shares her secrets on success. Read an excerpt of Huffington's book.
In one of the biggest acquisitions in American history, Comcast has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion in stock. The deal would give Comcast approximately a third of the national cable market. So what would it mean for customers when the United States' number one cable operator buys the number two company? And will both the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department approve the massive deal?
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists take a look at the prospects for local retailers this holiday season.
A spate of financial scandals has created a crisis of confidence among many investors. We delve into the murky world of business ethics.