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Oct 19, 2018 04:00PM

Facebook Ads From Unknown Backer Take Aim at Brexit Plan

The anonymous group?s campaign highlights Facebook?s continuing trouble with political advertising.

Oct 19, 2018 05:20PM

Something New May Be Rising Off California Coast: Wind Farms

The Interior Department is moving to lease parcels in the deep Pacific waters for development, which could help the state meet its clean-energy goals.

Oct 19, 2018 03:46PM

C.E.O.s May Avoid Riyadh Conference but Not Saudi Money

Even though American and European executives are staying away, companies are unlikely to sever ties or avert future deals after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Oct 19, 2018 01:00PM

In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless

Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Marc Benioff of Salesforce, among others, are sparring over a Nov. 6 ballot initiative that would impose new corporate taxes.

Oct 19, 2018 03:17PM

Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election

Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is trying to prove it can curb the spread of false news. But the app?s design makes it difficult.

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Oct 19, 2018 05:05PM

Disney wins tentative approval from Bahamas for a cruise port on the island of Eleuthera

In a decision criticized by locals and environmentalists, the government of the Bahamas has given tentative approval to a plan by Disney Cruise Line to build a cruise port on the southern tip of the thin, 110-mile-long island of Eleuthera.

The port would be part of a 746-acre development by the...

Oct 19, 2018 04:25PM

EBay sues Amazon, alleging a years-long scheme to poach sellers and dodge detection

Amazon.com Inc. representatives around the world have systematically set up dozens of EBay accounts and sent private messages to hundreds of top sellers ? trying to poach them ? and used ?creative? ways to avoid detection, EBay alleges in a lawsuit.

In a complaint filed in San Jose this week, EBay...

Oct 19, 2018 04:15PM

Stocks wobble at the end of another shaky week of trading

U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued to sell shares of former favorites such as retailers. Household goods makers rose again as a week of choppy trading concluded.

Stocks surged in early trading after better-than-expected reports...

Oct 19, 2018 02:15PM

Drinking before a flight is common. Now some fliers are turning to pot before takeoff

Commercial flights can be so stressful ? cramped seats, delays, turbulence, loud seatmates ? that more than 60% of travelers in a recent survey said they down a drink or two before heading to the airport.

But the survey by a drug treatment organization found that nearly as many fliers are now turning...

Oct 19, 2018 02:00PM

Even California's struggling rural counties see gains as state jobless rate drops to 4.1%, a 42-year low

California?s unemployment rate ticked down to 4.1% in September from 4.2% the previous month ? the lowest level in 42 years, according to the state?s Employment Development Department.

Payrolls in the state grew by a modest 13,200 jobs compared with August, with the most gains coming in the business...

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Fri, 19 Oct 2018 23:14:10 -0500

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Oct 19, 2018 10:55AM

Two Chicago-area Sears stores: One shows run-down present, the other debuts scaled-down future

The Sears stores in Niles and Oak Brook opened within two years of each other in the early 1960s. Both topped 200,000 square feet and anchored their respective malls, with grand openings attended by company executives.

Today, they bear only a passing resemblance, down to the different logos atop...

Oct 19, 2018 04:20AM

Beyond the Willis Tower: Sears and its retail rivals leave long-lasting mark on Chicago's skyline

Even if Sears Holdings? days are numbered, the retailer?s impact on Chicago?s skyline seems likely to last generations.

Many of the city?s biggest and most recognizable buildings sprung from the decades when Sears, Roebuck & Co. and its rivals ? including Montgomery Ward & Co., Marshall Field &...

Oct 18, 2018 06:20AM

Manufacturers adopt robots that help human workers, not replace them. For now.

During more than 25 years as a factory worker, David Young has seen a parade of robots take over tasks he and his colleagues used to do by hand.

So Young, a machine operator, isn?t fazed by the sleek new ?cobot? ? collaborative robot ? perched at his workstation at Kay Manufacturing in Calumet...

Oct 18, 2018 08:30AM

Fewer consumers opting for that weekly box of veggies, so local farmers are struggling to survive

In the heart of corn and soybean country, Hans and Katie Bishop of PrairiErth Farm are cultivating an unconventional dream, one pesticide-free, dirt-encrusted sweet potato at a time.

They left comfortable jobs at an insurance company to start their farm, located about 160 miles southwest of Chicago,...

Oct 18, 2018 10:20AM

Google opens its first Chicago pop-up store in Bucktown, stays mum on plans for Fulton Market flagship

Google opened a pop-up store in the Bucktown neighborhood Thursday, the first retail location of its kind in Chicago for the tech giant.

The pop-up, or the Hardware Store, as Google calls it, is set to run through the end of the year. It showcases the company?s Pixel smartphones, Google Home smart...

2018 Chicago Tribune


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Aug 31, 2016 05:52PM

Butler: When our government is allergic to intervention, we pay

Where the government acts to avert disaster, or to insure the otherwise uninsurable, it's commendable -- but it can't stop there. If it has the will, our government has the tools to put a stop to expensive and sometimes destructive practices.

Aug 23, 2016 05:13AM

Butler: Real estate investing is seductive, but beware

Stocks and bonds may promise less return than real estate these days, but at least they are transparent and together they offset each other's respective drawbacks and advantages.

Aug 22, 2016 09:15AM

Speedo USA becomes the first major sponsor to drop Lochte

Ryan Lochte lost his first major sponsor when Speedo USA announced it is dropping the swimmer over a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics that he initially described as an armed robbery.

Aug 19, 2016 06:11PM

Should you make extra mortgage payments?

The move can shave off costs for a home loan and ensure it's paid off faster, but it can mean less money for savings.

Aug 16, 2016 08:10AM

U.S. consumer prices unchanged in July

U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in July as a big drop in gasoline and other energy prices kept inflation under control.



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