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  • As port dispute drags on, labor secretary urges 'immediate agreement'

    As port dispute drags on, labor secretary urges 'immediate agreement'
    Contract talks between shipping companies and the dockworkers union are expected to continue Thursday, as the Obama administration seeks to avoid a costly shutdown of 29 West Coast ports.  On Wednesday, Labor Secretary Tom Perez met with representatives...
  • Two Connecticut Manufacturing Executives Named To Advisory Panel

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has named a pair of Connecticut executives to its manufacturing advisory council. Joe Sylvestro, Pratt & Whitney's head of manufacturing operations, became the first United Technologies Corp. executive chosen for the...
  • Durbin 'overjoyed' Gross is home; Roskam questions shift in U.S.-Cuba ties

    Durbin 'overjoyed' Gross is home; Roskam questions shift in U.S.-Cuba ties
    Sen. Dick Durbin said Wednesday he was “overjoyed” to be welcoming home Alan Gross, the U.S. citizen held five years in a Cuban prison, but a senior Republican in the Illinois congressional delegation criticized the release of Cuban spies in...
  • Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals

    Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals
    Beijing economic development official Cheng Yuhua has changed flights at O'Hare International Airport in the past, on her way to Washington, D.C., or New York. But her only real visit to Chicago came this week when she led a business delegation to...
  • BMO's David Jacobson: From lawyer to ambassador to banker

    BMO's David Jacobson: From lawyer to ambassador to banker
    Everyone was crying. The 30 or so workers in the U.S. Consulate in Montreal had learned that former colleague Sean Smith was one of four Americans killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The assault also...
  • College hunt looms for first daughter Malia Obama

    Soon first daughter Malia Obama will be the decider, choosing which colleges to apply to and which one to attend beginning in the fall of 2016, as her father's presidency winds down. She wants to be a filmmaker, the president has said. Last summer...
  • Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit

    Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit
    Chicago's continuing push for a bigger slice of trade with China will kick into high gear Tuesday when top negotiators from Washington and Beijing fly in for bilateral talks aimed at easing the flow of cross-border commerce. While the main show at the U....
  • Chinese developer plans tower designed by Jeanne Gang of Aqua fame

    Chinese developer plans tower designed by Jeanne Gang of Aqua fame
    Chicago officials are expected to announce this week that a Chinese developer is moving ahead with plans for an 89-story riverfront residential and hotel tower, to be designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, according to sources close to the deal....
  • A day with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

    A day with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
    Penny Pritzker could have just walked by. But she didn't. U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell — her boss' archrival, the Kentucky Republican who will assume control of the U.S. Senate in January — was sitting there, behind a newspaper, waiting,...
  • Rauner meets with Obama, calls it 'terrific day'

    Rauner meets with Obama, calls it 'terrific day'
    President Barack Obama met late Friday afternoon with Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other incoming governors, leading Rauner to judge it a "terrific day" that included discussions about improving the state's infrastructure and economy. Rauner,...
  • Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal

    Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal
    WASHINGTON — On a two-day swing through the nation's capital, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he will meet Friday at the White House with his longtime acquaintance, President Barack Obama, after sessions Thursday with the Illinois...