• Art & Entertainment

    Hyde Park Art Center’s MLK Day event goes virtual | Arts & Entertainment

    “An Unapologetic Dream,” the Hyde Park Art Center’s (HPAC) Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, will take place virtually on Monday because of the recent COVID-19 omicron surge.  The event, which spotlights local artists and filmmakers and was put together with the South Side Community Arts Center and the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life, was initially set to be held at the Greenline Performing Arts Center. Ciera McKissick, public programs coordinator with HPAC, believes that the event will have more of an impact now that it is virtual. “Before with it being in person, you have to be  

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  • Car & Automotive

    Despite Soaring Prices, Americans Bought Record Number of Used Cars in 2021

    Used car prices broke records in 2021, but that didn’t keep Americans from lining up for them. Americans bought an unprecedented 40.9 million used vehicles last year. That’s 10% higher than 2020’s numbers. The figure comes from Kelley Blue Book parent company Cox Automotive. Record Sales Despite Record Prices The sales record comes despite record-high prices. December’s numbers aren’t final yet, but Cox Automotive estimates that the average used car sold for $27,569 in November. At the start of 2021, that same figure stood at $21,572. That’s an increase of $5,997, or nearly 28% in one year. New Car Shortage  

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  • Food & Cooking

    St. Paul student chases food dream with YouTube cooking channel, ‘Noshing with Netta’

    On a seasonably cold December afternoon, Netta Hardin is in her kitchen making vegan cream of broccoli soup. The recipe has six basic ingredients: broccoli, olive oil, onion, vegetable stock, russet potatoes and cashews, plus kosher salt and pepper to taste. Across the small kitchen island, Netta’s mom, Allyson Perling, is holding an iPhone with a microphone and tripod attached. She moves swiftly around the room, capturing close-ups of the ingredients while repeating a simple prompt: “What are you doing, Netta?” Netta washes her hands, rough chops the potatoes, sweats the onion and adds everything else to the pot. When  

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  • Law & Legal

    Yelp Legal Chief Retires as Deputy Takes Over Top Law Post

    Yelp Inc.’s first in-house lawyer and general counsel, Laurence Wilson, retired Friday from a company he helped take public and turn into a major destination for online business reviews. Aaron Schur, former senior director of litigation and deputy general counsel, is succeeding Wilson, Yelp said in a Jan. 10 securities filing. Yelp hired Wilson in 2007, three years after former senior engineers at PayPal Holdings Inc. founded the company, and five years before the Yelp turned to Cooley to advise on an initial public offering that raised more than $107 million. The law leadership change comes  

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  • Computer & Technology

    Is Mercury Systems (MRCY) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

    For those looking to find strong Computer and Technology stocks, it is prudent to search for companies in the group that are outperforming their peers. Has Mercury Systems (MRCY) been one of those stocks this year? By taking a look at the stock’s year-to-date performance in comparison to its Computer and Technology peers, we might be able to answer that question. Mercury Systems is one of 665 individual stocks in the Computer and Technology sector. Collectively, these companies sit at #9 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank considers 16 different sector groups. The average Zacks Rank  

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