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  • Time Warner win would make Murdoch U.S. media king

    Time Warner win would make Murdoch U.S. media king
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc made an audacious offer for Time Warner Inc that if it succeeds would transform the American media landscape and cement the 83-year-old's status as the most powerful magnate in U.S. media and entertainment.
  • Emanuel super PAC gets nearly $1 million in one day

    Emanuel super PAC gets nearly $1 million in one day
    Some of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s biggest campaign donors dropped $950,000 in one day into a new super political action committee created to help back his run for re-election in 2015. Illinois election law caps the amount individuals can contribute to...

    Billionaire Chicagoan Ken Griffin donates $150 million to Harvard

    Billionaire Chicagoan and hedge fund manager Ken Griffin is giving $150 million to Harvard University, all but $10 million of which will be dedicated to financial aid for undergraduate students, the university announced late Wednesday. The gift is the...

    Emanuel picks hedge fund director as new comptroller

    Emanuel picks hedge fund director as new comptroller
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday appointed a Chicago hedge fund executive as the city’s new comptroller to replace a former aide who faces federal corruption charges in Ohio. Emanuel selected Daniel Widawsky, a managing director at Citadel LLC, to...

    GOP governor candidate earned $53 million last year

    GOP governor candidate earned $53 million last year
    Republican candidate Bruce Rauner disclosed Monday that he made $53 million in 2012, part of a vast wealth that he is willing to tap in his run for governor — a point he made by dropping another $500,000 of his own money into the race. Rauner...