Illinois business schools didn't budge much this year from their 2016 spots on the latest Bloomberg Businessweek MBA ranking. The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business maintained its No. 4 slot, while Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management moved up a notch to No. 8. Meanwhile, Notre Dame University's Mendoza College of Business and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign both slipped one place, to No. 26 and No. 45, respectively.
A major European financial firm is acquiring Chicago-based Cortland Capital Market Services, which helps big institutional investors track investments in private-equity funds, hedge funds and real estate. Luxembourg-based Alter Domus and Cortland said in separate statements today that they expect the transaction to close in the first quarter of next year. They didn't release details of the sale, such as the price paid for Cortland.
Chicago trading firm Spot Trading has cut employees in recent weeks, part of a significant reduction in headcount over the past year, according to people familiar with the firm. Spot, which was founded in 1999, had as many as 150 workers at its height, but it's now down to less than 50 workers after employee buyouts, exits and layoffs, the sources said. Calls to Robert Merrilees, the firm's founder and chairman, as well as CEO Stephen Brodsky weren't returned.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".