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  • Grant Obama trade promotion authority [Commentary]

    Grant Obama trade promotion authority [Commentary]
    Earlier this month, the powerful Senate Finance Committee met to consider crucial legislation that would grant the president Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would make it easier for him to negotiate deals with other countries. Maryland's own Sen....
  • Video poker protections questioned

     Video poker protections questioned
    Illinois regulators considered Nicky Nichols' associations too questionable for the state's latest foray into gambling, so they rejected his companies' bids to run slot machines in bars. And Vince Dublino testified in a mob trial to running illegal...
  • McAuliffe invested with now-indicted Rhode Island estate planner

    Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was an investor with a Rhode Island estate planner who stands accused of committing fraud against ailing elderly people. His investment was made public when prosecutors in the case of Joseph A. Caramadre submitted...
  • Writers Guild of America Starting Negotiations on Feb. 3

    The Writers Guild of America will launch contract negotiations with the studios on Feb. 3 on a new master contract -- three months prior to the May 1 expiration of the current deal. The negotiations will take place at the headquarters of the Alliance...
  • Association board wants to terminate law firm, management company

    Question: The new board is trying to cut down unnecessary expenditures, but our homeowners association has a law firm on retainer and a management company on contract. Periodic audits unearthed what looks like duplicate and excessive billings for...
  • Obama's hopes dashed for Asia-Pacific trade deal by year's end

    Obama's hopes dashed for Asia-Pacific trade deal by year's end
    WASHINGTON — With economic policymaking at home largely paralyzed by Republican opposition, the Obama administration's effort to shift its focus abroad by stimulating U.S. growth through expanded exports isn't moving much easier. The latest...
  • The locks come off mobile devices, but not far enough

    The locks come off mobile devices, but not far enough
    It took new Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler just a few weeks to persuade the major U.S. mobile phone companies to make it easier for customers to move their phones and tablet computers to a rival carrier's network. But the new...
  • A trade policy for the millenials [Commentary]

    A trade policy for the millenials [Commentary]
    Leaks are bedeviling trade negotiations. In October, the European Commission leaked its position papers for the US-EU free trade agreement talks, known as the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement or T-TIP. In November, Wikileaks...
  • Emanuel promotes Chicago in China trip

    Emanuel promotes Chicago in China trip
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in China to promote Chicago business opportunities on a trip paid for by the city's economic development agency. During the two-day trip that wraps up Monday, Emanuel is expected to sign an economic partnership agreement with eight...
  • Underwriter Finds Productive Niche

    Underwriter Finds Productive Niche
    Karen O'Brien likes her job as a senior client administrator at Medical Risk Managers Inc., a big player in the medical stop-loss insurance business. Beyond the pay, the camaraderie with co-workers and perks, O'Brien feels appreciated. "I came from a...
  • O.C. Register boss resents being labeled a 'ghoul'

    O.C. Register boss resents being labeled a 'ghoul'
    Aaron Kushner, the CEO of Freedom Communications, the owner of the Orange County Register, has registered his objection to our post Tuesday describing the company's plans to take out life insurance policies on its employees to help fund the company's...