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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...
  • 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....
  • PUC releases report on generator failure at San Onofre nuclear plant

    PUC releases report on generator failure at San Onofre nuclear plant
    State utility regulators, after denying a pair of records requests from activists and reporters, released a controversial study from a scientist about the cause of the catastrophic failure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in early 2012. Late...
  • 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...
  • ComEd must pay for outages, court says

    ComEd must pay for outages, court says
    Commonwealth Edison must pay for spoiled groceries and other damage caused by unnecessarily long power outages, an Illinois appellate court decided Thursday. The ruling is a big win for consumer advocates, who say ComEd hasn't been held accountable...
  • Obamacare premiums to rise a modest 4.2% in 2015

    Obamacare premiums to rise a modest 4.2% in 2015
    Defying an industry trend of double-digit rate hikes, California officials said the more than 1.2 million consumers in the state-run Obamacare insurance exchange can expect modest price increases of 4.2% on average next year. On Thursday, Covered...
  • Take a retirement annuity or a lump sum?

    Dear Liz: I am 54 and considering retiring in three or four years. I have been fortunate to work at a Fortune 100 company for 30-plus years and have both a defined benefit pension plan and a 401(k). When I retire, we have the option of taking a lump sum...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...