| Jun 16, 2014
| 11:07 PM
President Obama plans to sign an executive order forbidding companies that do business with the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, fulfilling a goal that gay rights organizations...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Abbott Laboratories has agreed to sell its specialty and branded generic pharmaceutical business in developed markets to Pennsylvania-based Mylan Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at about $5.3 billion.
The deal, which will give Abbott a roughly...
| Jun 18, 2014
•A Page 1 story and an accompanying graphic Tuesday about drowning included an incorrect statistic. Drowning is the fifth-leading cause of unintentional injury death for all ages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:28 PM
For a second time Virginia has taken top honors in the nation for its work eliminating waste and intercepting Medicaid fraud.
The Office of the Inspector General presented the award Wednesday to Randy Clouse, director of the Virginia Medicaid Fraud...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Abbott Laboratories laid off an unspecified number of workers at its Lake County headquarters complex on Tuesday, sources told the Tribune.
“We’re taking various actions to reduce expenses,” said Scott Stoffel, the Abbott spokesman....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:59 PM
With two Illinois companies making headlines this year for considering a move to more tax-friendly countries in Europe, Sen. Richard Durbin said Monday he will introduce legislation this week that would close tax loopholes for corporations that take...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Abbott Laboratories said Monday it has agreed to acquire a Russian pharmaceutical manufacturer for between $395 million and $495 million in cash plus the assumption of about $136 million in debt. The Lake County-based medical products company will...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:15 AM
AbbVie Inc. on Wednesday took its fight for control of the Irish drugmaker Shire Plc directly to shareholders, calling for immediate talks for a transaction it views as "highly executable."
The North Chicago-based pharmaceutical firm, know for its...
| Mar 27, 2014
Jack Train, a managerial mastermind who ran one of Chicago's major architectural firms and had a hand in some of the most revered postwar buildings designed here, died Monday, March 17, at his home in Barrington.
Mr. Train was 91. The cause of death was...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:55 AM
One month after Abbott Laboratories Chief Executive Miles White told investors he was actively seeking to augment the company through acquisitions, the Lake County medical products giant said it will acquire Chilean generic pharmaceutical company CFR...
| Apr 10, 2014
Julie A. Brady, a prominent figure in Illinois Republican politics, worked as a volunteer at the state level for several candidates and was an early supporter of the GOP's 2008 presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain.
The wife of former Illinois...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:04 AM
AbbVie Inc. posted better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Friday, propelled by another strong quarter of sales of the blockbuster drug Humira.
The North Chicago-based pharmaceutical company said Friday that revenue rose 5.4 percent to $4.56...