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  • Dire straitjackets: Bad deals remind us to take the long view

     
    Consider these six deals: 1. In 2003, the Chicago Park District entered into a 20-year contract that exempted the new Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park from property taxes and from paying for garbage pickup, water and gas. 2. In......
  • Physician joins skid row cleanup to get homeless off the streets

    Physician joins skid row cleanup to get homeless off the streets
    Armed with a stethoscope, Dr. Susan Partovi walked some of skid row's meanest streets Wednesday, stopping to help a man dazed and stumbling down the sidewalk with blood caked on his head. Luis Trejas, 40, said he'd been beaten up and asked for a...
  • Diesel is used in fracking without permits, report says

    Energy companies have used thousands of gallons of diesel to frack for oil and gas without obtaining the necessary permits required under federal law, according to a new report by the Environmental Integrity Project. The watchdog group's review of...
  • Shrinking would untangle regulation: Front Burner

    The idea that some banks are "too big to fail" became common in 1984 when Continental Illinois was on the brink of failure. The seventh-largest bank in the U.S. at the time, Continental Illinois had $40 billion in assets, but many of those assets were bad...
  • Online reputation repair: a growth industry?

    Online reputation repair: a growth industry?
    Among the various industries spawned by the Internet, one of the most intriguing is the field of managing and repairing the online reputations of people and businesses. It's a classic case of finding a need and filling it. Review sites such as Yelp...
  • Quinn dismisses lottery management firm

    Quinn dismisses lottery management firm
    Gov. Pat Quinn has fired the private company that runs the Illinois Lottery after it fell nearly a half-billion dollars short of revenues it promised to raise for the state during the first three years of its 10-year contract.   It’s not clear...
  • Orlando investment bank censured, fined

    Orlando investment bank censured, fined
    An investment bank based in downtown Orlando has been censured and fined for distributing misleading information about a high-risk investment, according to recent discipline actions from Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Michael Maurice Ward...
  • George N. Manis, lawyer

    George N. Manis, lawyer
    George N. Manis, founder of the Annapolis law firm of Manis, Canning & Associates, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Fairfield Nursing Center in Crownsville. He was 85. The son of Nick Manis and Harriet Manis, Greek immigrants, George Nick Manis...
  • In a first, cable companies' broadband subscriptions surpass TV subscriptions

    In a first, cable companies' broadband subscriptions surpass TV subscriptions
    For the first time ever, cable companies have more Internet broadband subscribers than TV service subscribers, a new report says. At the end of the second quarter of 2014, the top cable providers served 49,915,000 broadband subscribers compared with 49,...
  • United Internet buys stake in Rocket Internet

    German Internet service provider United Internet AG is investing 435 million euros ($582 million) for a 10.7 percent stake in venture capital group Rocket Internet, the companies said on Friday. Berlin-based Rocket Internet aims to create the largest...
  • Sun Capital shines in buying, fixing and selling firms

    Sun Capital shines in buying, fixing and selling firms
    Sun Capital Partners of Boca Raton may not be a household name, but some of the businesses it controls probably ring a bell: Boston Market, Johnny Rockets, Friendly's and The Limited Stores. The consolidated revenues of those businesses and others...