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David Greising

David Greising
David Greising is business columnist and chief business correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. In September, 2008, he resumed writing a column that first ran in the Tribune from 1998 to 2003. As chief business correspondent, Greising is the newspaper's lead writer on globalization and the intersection of politics, business and economics.

Greising's opinion column features analysis of business and economic news and their impact on readers. Re-launched as the 2008 financial crisis was first exploding, his column has offered incisive and timely analysis of events. In its first iteration beginning in 1998, Greising's column offered comment on the Enron debacle, strategic challenges at M...
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David Greising is business columnist and chief business correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. In September, 2008, he resumed writing a column that first ran in the Tribune from 1998 to 2003. As chief business correspondent, Greising is the newspaper's lead writer on globalization and the intersection of politics, business and economics.

Greising's opinion column features analysis of business and economic news and their impact on readers. Re-launched as the 2008 financial crisis was first exploding, his column has offered incisive and timely analysis of events. In its first iteration beginning in 1998, Greising's column offered comment on the Enron debacle, strategic challenges at McDonald's, Sears, United Airlines and Motorola, and unethical conduct at Florsheim Shoe Co. Greising traveled to New York following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to write columns about the impact on the country and its economy.

As chief business correspondent, Greising has traveled to China to write about counterfeit drugs, preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games, and the growth of Chinese multinationals. He has written about climate change from the Amazonian rainforest, and WTO talks from the scene of the Seattle riots. Greising has authored in-depth series about the responses to climate change, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, challenges to Google's business strategy, and BP's response to major environmental accidents in the U.S.

Greising previously worked for BusinessWeek, both as its Atlanta bureau chief and in the Chicago bureau. He was a business reporter and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. He is the author of two business books: "I'd Like the World to Buy a Coke: The Life and Leadership of Robert Goizueta" and "Brokers, Bagmen and Moles: Fraud and Corruption in the Chicago Futures Market," co-authored by Laurie Morse.

In broadcast journalism, Greising is a contributor to "848," a news magazine program on WBEZ-FM, National Public Radio's Chicago affiliate. He appears frequently on WTTW, the Chicago affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service, as well as WGN radio and television.

Born in Chicago, Greising is a graduate of DePauw University. He and his wife, Cynthia Hedges Greising, are co-authors of the children's book "Toys Everywhere!"
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  • Weeks in review

     
    Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review (WTTW-Ch.11) Host Joel Weisman with Mary Mitchell and Abdon Pallasch of the Sun-Times, David Greising, of the Chicago News Cooperative and Lester Munson of ESPN. CapitolView (WSEC-TV Springfield)-- Host Bernie...
  • Troubles run deep on Gulf oil platform

    The day after massive Hurricane Dennis churned through the Gulf of Mexico in July 2005, a commercial vessel traveling past BP PLC's hulking Thunder Horse oil platform radioed the bad news to its owner: The platform's top deck was listing into the water....
  • Safety focus tightens after refinery blast

    Outside Gate 1 of the second-largest oil refinery in the U.S., a block-lettered sign carries a seemingly simple message: "What You Say Leads to Action." Sloganeering signs do not a culture make, but the placard at least puts in writing what the people...
  • Jackson eclipsed in the age of Obama

    Jackson eclipsed in the age  of Obama
    In this periodic series, the Tribune examines the nation’s enduring struggles over race. For most of Jesse Jackson's life, his trademark declaration — "I am somebody!" — has been self-evident. But not so much anymore. The rise of...
  • A rumble over valuable jungle

    A rumble over valuable jungle
    Fifth in a series The rain forest here is so dense and this village so isolated that when Russell Mittermeier arrived by bush plane, it seemed for a moment like a step back into an era before worries about global warming. In a thatched hut lit by...
  • Land of Linkin' -- health care reform side issues edition

     
    On the "Doc Fix": Paul Ryan and the true cost of health-care reform by Ezra Klein, Washington Post: In 1997, Republicans passed the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate into law. The provision created a simple equation meant to hold down Medicare......
  • It's business, so emotions don't count

    Federated Department Stores chief Terry J. Lundgren has spent his years in retailing, and he had a product he wanted to sell: A new brand name for an old, familiar product, the quaintly titled Marshall Field's. He knew the change might be rough on...
  • Boeing bets big on a plastic plane

    Boeing Co. doesn't often let the public into its secured development center here. But on Tuesday, after months of bad news about defense scandals, trade wars and lost sales, the Chicago-based company finally had something to crow about. While the...
  • The global factory

    Boeing Co.'s Wichita production plant holds a proud place not just in Boeing lore but in American history. A week after Pearl Harbor, mechanics began building the production line for the B-29 Superfortress bomber, even as workers constructed the...
  • It's schmooze or lose in air wars

    John Leahy, the longtime sales chief of Airbus SAS, was gliding through Los Angeles in a limousine, on the way to a morning sales call, when his cell phone rang with an urgent call from Manila. Leahy flipped open his phone and said a curt hello. Then...
  • Arming for trade war

    The shot that may launch history's largest trade war was fired quietly enough: In a menu card at the British Aeronautical Society's annual banquet Wednesday night, Airbus SAS announced it has applied for government support in launching its newest plane,...
  • Onex to bring contract fight directly to workers

    Smarting from a union vote rejecting a contract offer but still intent on buying Boeing Co.'s Wichita production plant, Onex Corp. said Thursday that it plans to mail employment offers directly to its machinists--at terms that are less attractive than the...