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  • Tech workers venture off to form VSN Mobil

    Tech workers venture off to form VSN Mobil
    A group of former product designers from Motorola, Foxconn, Samsung and General Dynamics have set up shop to develop new, innovative products. VSN Mobil actually launched in 2013 but it is rolling out its first products this summer. They include V...
  • Online insurers spend less for new policies, report says

    Online car insurance companies such as Progressive and GEICO typically spend significantly less to land new customers than more traditional players like State Farm and Allstate Corp., a new report from William Blair & Co. says. On average, insurers that...
  • Fashion Fair aims for makeover

    Fashion Fair aims for makeover
    Terez Baskin used to bypass Fashion Fair Cosmetics when she shopped for makeup. So did Courtney Waldon. But on a recent visit to the company's downtown Chicago headquarters, they and a handful of other fashionable young women were oohing and aahing...
  • Colonial Williamsburg offers free tickets to Hampton Roads residents

    Colonial Williamsburg offers free tickets to Hampton Roads residents
    Colonial Williamsburg is offering free tickets to its Historic Area and art museums to residents of most cities and counties in Hampton Roads.  The free one-day tickets will be available Aug. 8 through Aug. 15 to residents of Williamsburg, James City...
  • University of Illinois has 100-year history of interaction with China

    University of Illinois has 100-year history of interaction with China
    Walk around the campus of Tsinghua University, one of the top schools in China, and you may feel like you're at the University of Illinois. There's the stately Grand Auditorium, which looks remarkably similar to Foellinger Auditorium on U. of I.'s...
  • Nordstrom buying Chicago-based Trunk Club

    Trunk Club, a 5-year-old Chicago-based e-commerce company, will be acquired by Nordstrom for an undisclosed amount in a deal linking two retailers with a shared stake in combining fashion with careful customer service. Trunk Club provides personal...
  • Spending: what's behind all the recalls

    If you think you've heard more news about recalls lately, you're right. General Motors alone has recalled more than 25 million vehicles since January -- including a highly publicized recall for faulty ignition switches that led to 13 deaths. Not all...
  • Film world's cast of toys teleport into digital playground

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Those ubiquitous Angry Birds flew from the mobile screen to the toy store, hooked up with Hollywood, and are headed back to the digital world thanks to the telepod. That is toymaker Hasbro Inc's answer to...
  • Mark Phelan: End in sight for pickup towing claim game

    The dramatic video that shows a 2015 Ford F-150 beating Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 pickups in a towing test should include an asterisk. Ford aced the test but it also wrote the questions and graded the exam. It's the last gasp of automakers' old...
  • Exelon buying Integrys' retail electricity arm

    Exelon buying Integrys' retail electricity arm
    Nearly 1 million Chicagoans bid adieu to Exelon’s Commonwealth Edison last year, hoping to get a better deal from a new power company. A deal announced Wednesday will send them back into Exelon’s arms. Exelon Corp. announced Wednesday it...
  • July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing

    July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing
    July’s employment report showing net growth of 209,000 jobs was below expectations and a sharp tail-off from the previous month, but still represents a solid gain that shows the recovery from the Great Recession is advancing, economists said....