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  • Michael Pena's adjusting to the view from up there

    Michael Pena's adjusting to the view from up there
    Michael Pena wanted to sit closer to the floor-to-ceiling windows at NoMI during a recent lunch — and who wouldn't? The trendy restaurant on the seventh floor of the Park Hyatt hotel offers customers a scenic view of Michigan Avenue and the Water...
  • Drought already pushing corn prices up 50 percent

    Drought already pushing corn prices up 50 percent
    The drought is pushing corn prices to a new record high as dry weather grips more than half of the country. The $8.17 per bushel price on the Chicago Board of Trade represents a 50 percent increase over the past six weeks. The USDA reports almost 90...
  • Going the distance, with careers in 2 cities

    Going the distance, with careers in 2 cities
    Sandra Smith was starting her first day as a sales trader in Chicago. Leaving her second post-college job at a hedge fund in New York, she was back in the city where she grew up and where several members of her family had worked in the financial trading...
  • Widespread drought causes corn prices to surge; grocery goods next?

    Widespread drought causes corn prices to surge; grocery goods next?
    Massive swaths of Midwest farmland are suffering through one of the most widespread droughts in history, causing corn prices to soar as the USDA scales back its predictions for a record crop. Corn farmers are expected to yield an average of 146 bushels...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Probation for former trader presumed dead nearly 30 years

     
    The former Chicago commodities trader who disappeared from his Highland Park home 32 years ago and was presumed dead was given up to three years …...
  • 'Contagion' films at Chicago Board of Trade

     
    My friend Morgan (right) poses while director Steven Soderbergh (behind the camera) films "Contagion" at the Chicago Board of Trade on October 26, 2010. (Photo courtesy of Morgan Johnson) "Contagion" -- the virus outbreak thriller currently shooting in...
  • Business booming this year, city's film head says

     
    Shia Labeouf, left, and Patrick Dempsey amid the rubble of the Transformers set on Saturday, August 1, 2010. (Simon Brubaker/ Chicago Tribune) Rather than film "The Vow," a romantic drama starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, entirely in Chicago,...
  • Chicago hoping Dark Knight returns

     
    Batman rides his Batpod in a scene from “The Dark Knight." (AP Photo/Warner Bros.) Will Batman return? That's the question some have been pondering after an online report last month said the third film in the rebooted superhero franchise would leave...
  • Robots destroy Chicago in new 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' trailer

     
    The new trailer for “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” was released on Thursday and it features plenty of shots of Chicago –- well, what’s left of Chicago. The robot-on-robot violence has left much of the city in shambles and, like...
  • Scott invites commodities traders to come to Florida

     
    You gotta give Gov. Rick Scott credit: he thinks big. Last week, Terrence Duffy, the president of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, was quoted in The Wall St. Journal complaining that “we don't want to leave Chicago” but “we have to do...
  • Chicago broker missing since ’79 found working in Las Vegas

     
    A former Chicago commodities broker, missing for more than three decades and declared legally dead, has been discovered working as a bookie in Las Vegas, …...