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  • Sylvester Lulinski, cribbage master, 1930-2014

    Sylvester Lulinski, cribbage master, 1930-2014
    Sylvester "Syl" Lulinski was introduced to the game of cribbage as small boy through a friend in his Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. He learned to shuffle and deal cards and developed strategies for analyzing the game. He played...
  • Three places to fall for West Virginia

    Three places to fall for West Virginia
    For much of the year, West Virginia lives up to its "almost heaven" moniker, serving up its beauty on meandering country roads, through rocky rivers and over high mountain peaks. But it's never closer to heaven than in the fall, when its sugar maples...
  • White House nominates former Google exec Lee to head patent office

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday nominated Michelle Lee to be director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which the former Google executive has led on an acting basis since January. The patent office, regarded as the steward of...
  • AbbVie says tax rule changes scuttled deal for Shire

     AbbVie says tax rule changes scuttled deal for Shire
    AbbVie is blaming the Obama administration for pulling the plug on its $55 billion proposed acquisition of Irish drugmaker Shire, asserting that the largest corporate deal of the year no longer made economic sense under new federal tax regulations. Late...
  • Americans want tough but fair enforcement of regulations

    It's conventional wisdom in Washington that three decades or more of corporate-sponsored anti-regulatory studies, conferences, advertising, and political speeches, have convinced the American public that agencies like EPA and the Occupational Safety and...
  • AbbVie urges shareholders to reject Shire deal due to tax rule change

    The board of directors of Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. recommended that shareholders reject the acquisition of European rival Shire, saying recent changes to U.S. tax rules eliminated some of the financial benefits of the $52-billion deal. The...
  • Farms angry at Labor Department crackdown on suspected worker abuses

    OAKLAND, Calif. An attempted crackdown on minimum wage and child labor violations at berry farms in the Pacific Northwest has sparked a backlash that threatens one of the U.S. Labor Department's most potent tools for enforcing protections for farmworkers....
  • Ebola crisis: Should the U.S. impose an air travel ban or not?

    With two Texas healthcare workers infected with Ebola after a visitor from Liberia flew into Dallas carrying the deadly virus, there are growing calls in the U.S. to impose limits on travel from the hardest-hit countries in West Africa. House Speaker...
  • Retiring Bachmann signals she's still in the game

    Rep. Michele Bachmann may be retiring at the end of this year, but the woman who rose to prominence by founding the Congressional Tea Party Caucus in 2010 and running for president in 2012 isn't leaving Washington, D.C., quietly. In a speech and brief...
  • Obama authorizes National Guard for Ebola mission in West Africa

    Obama authorizes National Guard for Ebola mission in West Africa
    President Barack Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the U.S. fight against Ebola in West Africa on Thursday, as lawmakers criticized his administration's efforts to contain the disease at home. Obama's move came after lawmakers held a...
  • Obamacare a flash point in Schneider-Dold race

     Obamacare a flash point in Schneider-Dold race
    In recent interviews and political ads, Rep. Brad Schneider has accused his Republican opponent, former Rep. Bob Dold, of voting 28 times to "repeal, defund or dismantle" the Affordable Care Act when he was in Congress. Sitting before the Tribune...