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Business columnists

Melissa Harris

Melissa Harris

Harris: Crown family sides with activist hedge fund on PetSmart - July 10, 2014 - The investment arm of Chicago's billionaire Crown family has thrown its weight behind a New York-based activist hedge fund in its calls...

Chicago billionaire Mark Walter looks at big picture in LA sports deals - June 8, 2014 - When the WNBA was searching for an owner for the failing Los Angeles Sparks, the league's president called Chicago billionaire and Los...

Rex Huppke

Rex Huppke

Still a long way to go with workplace discrimination - July 28, 2014 - Most Americans believe workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is illegal under federal law.

Fancy management systems aren't going to fix bad managers - July 21, 2014 - In violation of my long-standing "only watch TV" rule, I read an article recently about how Zappos is adopting a management structure...

Gregory Karp

Gregory Karp

Think through your phone preferences with early-upgrade plans - July 10, 2014 - Smart consumers know that when a sales pitch involves convoluted math, chances are it's not a good deal. That alone is a warning sign...

Avoid fear factor in financial purchases - June 26, 2014 - Fear is a powerful motivator for consumers, and it underlies more of our spending decisions than we'd care to admit.

Gail MarksJarvis

Gail MarksJarvis

Money market rules designed to increase awareness - July 30, 2014 - SEC action involving the $2.6 trillion money market industry reminds people that money market funds are a different breed than savings...

Investors focus on earnings, not Ukraine, Gaza Strip - July 23, 2014 - After a few jitters over the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, investors have used last week's stock market sell-off to buy stocks at...


Why earnings won't be about earnings