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May 19, 2019 09:01AM

Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts

Anti-money laundering specialists proposed filing ?suspicious activity reports? about transactions connected to President Trump and his son-in-law. Bank managers said no.

May 20, 2019 02:00AM

Amazon Faces Investor Pressure Over Facial Recognition

Shareholders are voting on whether to push the tech giant to examine the human rights and financial risks of the surveillance technology.

May 19, 2019 04:49PM

Mediator: Social Media Pollution, a Huge Problem in the Last Election, Could Be Worse in 2020

As a candidate, Donald Trump promoted a mystery Twitter account that falsely portrayed a protester as an ISIS terrorist. Nothing stops him from doing it again.

May 19, 2019 03:45PM

As ?Rocketman? Prepares to Take Off, Hollywood Holds Its Breath

Depending on ticket sales, the R-rated musical fantasia about Elton John could have ripple effects for its star, its studio and the wider film industry.

May 20, 2019 02:00AM

Whitney Houston?s Estate Plans a Hologram Tour and a New Album

The family of the singing star, who died seven years ago, has reached a deal with the marketing company behind the posthumous resurgence of Bob Marley.

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Fri, 24 May 2019 20:11:51 -0700

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May 24, 2019 05:10PM

A doctored video of Nancy Pelosi shows social media giants ill-prepared for 2020

Hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed a conference Wednesday, a distorted video of the California Democrat?s conversation began spreading across the internet.

The manipulated clip, slowed to make Pelosi sound as if she were slurring her words, racked up millions of views on Facebook...

May 24, 2019 02:50PM

Big company CEOs got a 7% raise last year ? worth $800,000

Did you get a 7% raise last year? Congratulations, yours was in line with what CEOs at the biggest companies got. But for chief executives, that 7% was roughly $800,000.

Pay for chief executives at S&P 500 companies rose to a median of $12 million last year, including salary, stock and other compensation,...

May 24, 2019 02:45PM

Stocks eke out gains Friday but still suffer third straight weekly loss

Stocks on Wall Street notched modest gains Friday, erasing some of the market's steep losses from a day earlier.

The upbeat finish to a turbulent week still left the market with its third straight weekly loss.

Stocks swung between gains and losses all week as investors weighed the prospect of a...

May 24, 2019 01:30PM

SpaceX launches 60 satellites, the first of thousands in bid for global internet coverage

SpaceX has launched 60 of its own small satellites, the first of thousands the company plans to put in orbit, as the Elon Musk-led firm continues to raise funds.

The recycled Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., late Thursday. The first-stage booster landed on an ocean platform,...

May 24, 2019 01:25PM

Meal kit companies find the business is a rather small plate

Meal kit companies face an ultimatum: Adapt or die.

The business is still in its infancy, with the biggest players ? Blue Apron and HelloFresh ? less than a decade old. But they're facing serious challenges from restaurant and grocery delivery services, smaller niche players and even home chefs.

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Business - Chicago Tribune
Fri, 24 May 2019 22:10:25 -0500

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May 24, 2019 07:20AM

Diehards and nonfans alike to foot the bill for new Cubs pay TV network

The Marquee Sports Network is set to launch in February as the exclusive local television home of the Cubs, adding year-round, 24/7 programming to sate even the most diehard fans, and an increased charge on the cable bill to infuriate those who are not.

A partnership between the Cubs and Sinclair...

May 24, 2019 11:30AM

United extends 737 Max cancellations through August

United Airlines is canceling more than 2,400 flights during the busy summer travel season as Boeing?s 737 Max jets remain grounded.

Chicago-based United had already pulled flights on the 737 Max from its schedule through early July, but it is now extending cancellations through Aug. 3, the airline...

May 24, 2019 12:00PM

Retailers warn you'll feel pain of tariffs. 'They lead to higher prices on everyday products,' says Target CEO.

Retailers are starting to get nervous about the tariffs on Chinese-made products and whether the higher prices that shoppers will pay at checkout will curtail their spending.

So far, consumers have been largely unscathed by the first several rounds of tariffs that the U.S. imposed on China because...

May 23, 2019 12:30PM

Sterling Bay plans affordable housing on more than 100 vacant lots in Chicago, using modular construction

Sterling Bay plans to build affordable housing on more than 100 vacant lots on Chicago?s South and West sides, as the developer known for larger and glitzier projects takes a crack at Chicago?s affordable housing shortage.

The plan is part of a broader effort, led by Chicago construction firm Skender,...

May 23, 2019 06:40AM

Will chocolate lovers, fond of milk, dark and white varieties, think pink? One chocolatier is rolling out ruby.

The future of chocolate is looking rosy ? literally.

Barry Callebaut?s ruby ? a pink-hued cocoa with a slight berry flavor ? officially launched in North America last week, promising to add a splash of color to cakes, bon bons, ice cream and all manner of sweets.

The Swiss chocolatier, which added...

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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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