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  • Rauner courts black votes with $1M investment

    Rauner courts black votes with $1M investment
    Gregg Brown never met Bruce Rauner before the late summer day the wealthy Republican candidate for governor came calling with $1 million worth of personal checks and an army of news cameras at the offices of Brown's tiny credit union in a South Side strip...
  • Hong Kong leader offers talks with protesters, but won't quit

    In a significant turn that could fracture Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, the territory’s chief executive said late Thursday that members of his administration would hold talks with a student group. But he refused to bow to activists&...
  • China Extends Media Blocking as Hong Kong Protests Swell

    China has stepped up its operations to block conventional and social media coverage of the ongoing civil protest activities in Hong Kong. According to some sources, the disruption now includes sophisticated cyber-warfare tactics designed to attack the...
  • Hong Kong protesters should get a job [Letter]

    Hong Kong protesters should get a job [Letter]
    When people don't have enough work, protests and demonstrations happen. And it's a worldwide epidemic with dire consequences. Take a look at the Middle East — throngs of "pro-democracy" youth took to the streets to oppose their country's leaders....
  • Hong Kong-China relationship is changing amid new dynamic

     Hong Kong-China relationship is changing amid new dynamic
    The colorful skyscrapers and massive luxury shops glistening along both sides of Hong Kong's harbor offer architectural proof of the economic boom that hit this city after Britain handed the former colony back to China in 1997. To many of the pro-...
  • EBay agrees to spin off PayPal after pressure from activist investors

    In the 1980s, the heyday of the corporate raiders, Carl Icahn made a name for himself as a persistent aggressor. He went after stodgy, old-line companies — Gulf & Western, Western Union, Phillips Petroleum, TWA — hellbent to break them up...
  • Protests overshadow China's National Day ceremonies in Hong Kong

    Denouncing Beijing-backed dignitaries and continuing their street demonstrations, democracy protesters overshadowed ceremonies in Hong Kong on Wednesday marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of Communist China. “Step down!” a group of...
  • O'Malley honored, razzed for environmental stances

    O'Malley honored, razzed for environmental stances
    Gov. Martin O'Malley drew praise and protesters in Baltimore Tuesday night for his handling of environmental issues. The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science gave the two-term Democrat an award for his leadership in the long-running...
  • Feds seek to keep animal activist in custody

     Feds seek to keep animal activist in custody
    Federal prosecutors want an animal activist accused of releasing hundreds of minks into the wild kept in jail pending trial, saying that he has shown "an escalating dangerousness" in his protests of the fur trade and other issues. In an 11-page court...
  • Hong Kong leader urges protesters to go home, says he won't resign

    Hong Kong leader urges protesters to go home, says he won't resign
    Despite mounting calls from pro-democracy protesters, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said Tuesday that he would not step down and appealed to organizers of the Occupy Central movement to send their followers home. Leung stopped...
  • EBay plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

    EBay plans PayPal spinoff in 2015
    EBay Inc. plans to spin off its PayPal unit next year, bowing to activist investor Carl Icahn's argument that the move would free the fast-growing payments business to compete more fiercely in the competitive mobile payments market. The move, announced...