Business columnists

Melissa Harris

Melissa Harris

Chicagoan Ben Weprin launching Graduate Hotels - September 16, 2014 - The night after I graduated from Northwestern, I stayed with my parents in a Fairfield Inn in Gurnee, 32 miles north of campus.

City makes amends with Lois Weisberg, ex-cultural affairs commissioner - September 12, 2014 - On Wednesday night, the public is invited to gather in Millennium Park to honor a crop of legendary Chicago artists and to watch equally...

Rex Huppke

Rex Huppke

Workers should help design workplace - September 12, 2014 - When I envision the workplace of the future, it looks a lot like my couch, only with several soft-serve ice-cream machines attached and...

Companies can learn from the NFL's new domestic violence rules - September 5, 2014 - The National Football League has enormous power in this country, and it's good to see the season starting with that power pushing in a...

Gregory Karp

Gregory Karp

When are airport fast lanes worth the money? - September 4, 2014 - Convenience vs. cash. We pay for all sorts of services to avoid hassle and stress. Should paying for TSA Precheck to speed through airport...

Information you can bank on - August 21, 2014 - In the bustle of everyday life, it can be difficult to keep up with all the trends and issues that affect your wallet as a consumer. For...

Gail MarksJarvis

Gail MarksJarvis

Benefits, not just paychecks, have fallen on hard times - September 11, 2014 - Paychecks have been disappointing investors for years, but that's not all that's been putting pressure on household spending.

Low interest rates not helping Europe's economy - September 9, 2014 - Europe is hurting. But the continent's debt and stagnation problems aren't going to end soon.

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