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  • Does word of mouth mean anything when it's bought and paid for?

    Does word of mouth mean anything when it's bought and paid for?
    Earlier this week an unusual email arrived in my inbox offering cold, hard cash. "After coming across Chicago Tribune," wrote the sender, Wil Matthews, offering not the most endearing or personal of salutations, although I suppose one can just come...
  • Senior Living column: Good research makes decision-making on housing more reliable

    Senior Living column: Good research makes decision-making on housing more reliable
    Several years ago a friend wrote to me with her new best idea. When she was old (i.e. the age we are now), she would move to a Holiday Inn. She would make sure that she received a complimentary breakfast and that transportation within a reasonable...
  • Why theater and restaurants have grown together in Chicago

    Why theater and restaurants have grown together in Chicago
    Chicago, you likely have figured out by now, has more than its expected share of theaters and cutting-edge restaurants. This week at the Goodman Theatre, you can see a relatively rare collaboration between the two dominant local cultural industries....
  • Murdoch is 'resolute' in dropping Time Warner bid

    Even after 21st Century Fox withdrew its $80-billion bid for Time Warner, Wall Street wondered whether Rupert Murdoch was just playing possum, only to spring back to make another run at his rival. Murdoch, and his chief deputy, on Wednesday tried to...
  • With same-sex marriage comes divorce and plenty of other business for lawyers

    With same-sex marriage comes divorce and plenty of other business for lawyers
    Within days of Pennsylvania's historic marriage-equality decision, life became easier for thousands of same-sex couples. Gone was the need for legal gymnastics to secure even the most fundamental rights and benefits every other married couple obtained...
  • Appeals court rules against Preckwinkle tax on businesses

    Appeals court rules against Preckwinkle tax on businesses
    A state appellate court has shot down Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's use tax on certain big ticket items purchased outside the county, upholding a lower court ruling last year that froze collections on one of her signature revenue raisers....
  • Republican Rauner amasses ranchland in scenic West

     Republican Rauner amasses ranchland in scenic West
    Sitting between two snowcapped mountain ranges, with the Yellowstone River running through wide expanses of ranchland, Bruce Rauner's spread in Montana lies in the middle of one of the most awe-inspiring spots in the American West. While the...
  • Square buys Caviar, a food-delivery start-up, for reported $90 million

    Square buys Caviar, a food-delivery start-up, for reported $90 million
    Online payments company Square announced Monday that it has acquired Caviar, a San Francisco food-delivery start-up. The deal is reportedly worth $90 million, all in stock. Caviar specializes in providing delivery services for restaurants that do not...
  • Freelance workers a growing segment of California economy

    A short gig doing security for the True Blood television show. A stint driving for a rental car company. A week as a customer service representative at a retail store. This is how Delvontaie Antwine, 34, makes do in California's economic recovery...
  • Impac Mortgage rolls out loans with easier qualifying terms

    An Irvine mortgage company that pulled the plug on its higher-risk loans a year before the Great Recession has launched an array of rule-bending home loans nationwide — a sign of a thaw in tightfisted lending standards in place since the housing...
  • Why won't a grocer set up shop in South Shore?

    Why won't a grocer set up shop in South Shore?
    I never thought I would have to fight for a grocery store in my ward. When I was first elected alderman of the 5th Ward in 1999, I naively thought retailers would flock to this South Side community after taking note of all of its selling points —...