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  • Google lavishes chairman with $109 million pay package

    Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped. Most of the compensation consisted of stock valued at $100 million. It was the largest stock package that Schmidt has received...
  • Companies labor to get visas for skilled foreign professionals

    MINNEAPOLIS William Dinauer, president of laser maker LasX Industries, had no doubts about hiring Chinese-born Yahui Zhang this year. She has a doctorate in industrial engineering and experience working for a larger device manufacturer. She was open to...
  • Drought-stricken California's wealthy pay up to keep lawns lush

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. Mandatory water rationing struck California's celebrity-filled enclave of Montecito last year and, within weeks, residents created a market based on avoidance. Gardens stayed lush and lawns verdant as citizens paid tanker trucks...
  • Immigration debate sparked by record number of applicants

    PALO ALTO, Calif. Companies are seeking more foreign workers than ever before to fill highly skilled jobs in technology and other industries, but the United States will grant visas to just a fraction of them in a lottery that began this week. Anxious...
  • Google executive chairman to speak at Va. Tech commencement

    Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt will give the commencement address at Virginia Tech next month. The university's commencement exercises will be held May 15 at Lane Stadium. Schmidt has a longtime connection to Virginia Tech and Blacksburg. His...
  • Naperville teen inventor in White House Science Fair

    Naperville teen inventor in White House Science Fair
    Naperville teen inventor Trisha Prabhu spent Monday at the White House talking up a computer program she developed. Then she took off for a global leadership summit the next day in New York City. It's a big week for the Neuqua Valley High School...
  • SpongeBob-worthy hotels, all-natural bacteria and the old college try

    Viacom and Karisma Hotels & Resorts plan a string of Nickelodeon Hotels. That's great for SpongeBob and Dora, but there are cheaper places to stay if you're into green slime. Amy's Kitchen has recalled frozen meals because of spinach possibly...
  • Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel gets cameo in HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

    Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel gets cameo in HBO's 'Silicon Valley'
    Snapchat Chief Executive Evan Spiegel stars as himself in the upcoming season of the HBO series “Silicon Valley.” He makes a brief appearance, but plays a prominent role, in the Season Two premiere at 10 p.m. on April 12, according to HBO....
  • Garcia hits Los Angeles looking for campaign cash

    Garcia hits Los Angeles looking for campaign cash
    Standing in front of an upright piano in a large, wood-floored living room, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia told several dozen campaign donors seated in folding chairs that he would put an end to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's "corporate agenda." "We are...
  • Google: Cambios en inmigración ayudarían a economía de EEUU

    Google: Cambios en inmigración ayudarían a economía de EEUU
    El presidente ejecutivo de Google instó el miércoles al Congreso a aumentar el número de visas de trabajo para extranjeros altamente calificados y después atender otros asuntos de inmigración. En palabras vertidas en el American Enterprise Institute, un...
  • Harper Reed on being both awesome and Modest

     Harper Reed on being both awesome and Modest
    After months of being coy with the media, prominent Chicago technologist Harper Reed is ready to talk about his awesomeness and his new mobile commerce company, Modest, which debuted this month after two years of development and a missed 2014 launch. "I...