Category: Chicago Tribune

Ford hires investment banker Casea to lead investment strategy

Chicago Tribune James Post, School of Management Ford said Tuesday it has hired veteran auto analyst and investment banker John Casesa to lead the carmaker’s global strategy, creating a senior adviser position to Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields… Expert quote: “Casesa has a lot of credibility with people who know the industry and he’ll be […]

Chinese scandals and the perils of one-party rule

Chicago Tribune (subscription required) Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences A global food company headquartered in suburban Aurora is in trouble in China. Workers at OSI Group’s Shanghai plant, which supplies McDonald’s and other chains there, forged production dates in order to sell expired meat. A surprising element of the scandal: It was exposed […]

Discredited economic theory holds Europe in deflationary thrall

Chicago Tribune Vivien Schmidt, College of Arts & Sciences This week the notorious “troika” representing the three major lenders to severely indebted European Union nations — officials from the IMF, the European Commission and the European Central Bank — once again descended upon Athens to consider new Greek proposals for dealing with its debt… View […]

Experts debate existence of condition linked to troubled ex-NFL players

Chicago Tribune Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disease that has been found in dozens of former pro football players, and with every new study, some observers say America’s most popular sport is approaching its doom… Expert quote: “I used to be […]

Blackhawks and Bruins more brothers than rivals

Chicago Tribune Max Grinnell, Metropolitan College The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins are both Original Six old-school NHL teams. Both have rabid fans from blue-collar backgrounds who have endured frustrating eras with their respective franchise owners… Expert quote: “I’m not feeling a real friction. There’s an interesting historical relationship between the two places, and there’s […]