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Aug 16, 2018 10:12PM

Elon Musk Confronts a Fateful Tweet and an ?Excruciating? Year

After setting off a furor that unsettled the markets and his own board, the Tesla chief talks about the pressure he is under and his struggle to cope.

Aug 16, 2018 04:11PM

?Weaponized Ad Technology?: Facebook?s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye

Facebook gives political campaigns the ability to tailor ads to as few as 20 people. Critics say the technique can polarize and manipulate voters.

Aug 16, 2018 08:00PM

In Shadow of Mt. Etna, Europe Makes a Last Stand for Solar

Europe was an early backer of solar power technology. But its panel manufacturing has fallen off, and China has emerged as the dominant force.

Aug 17, 2018 12:00AM

As Stock Markets Brush Off Trade Tensions, a Warning of Trouble Ahead

Copper?s broad use in cyclical industries means if demand for the metal starts to fall off, then industrial economies may start to slow.

Aug 16, 2018 07:36PM

Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China

About 1,400 of the internet company?s employees have signed a letter demanding transparency, saying censored search results raise ?urgent moral and ethical issues.?

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:11:18 -0700

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Aug 16, 2018 05:35PM

Judge guts FTC's $4-billion lawsuit against DirecTV

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission failed to convince a federal judge in San Francisco that DirecTV should pay nearly $4 billion in restitution to customers for allegedly misleading consumers about the costs of programming packages.

The judge didn?t eliminate all of the FTC?s false-advertising claims...

Aug 16, 2018 04:45PM

Disney promised a luxury hotel and Anaheim offered $267 million in tax breaks ? but a growing feud has plans on hold

Walt Disney Co. has put a hold on plans to build a luxury hotel in Disneyland Resort?s shopping district, citing a feud with Anaheim officials over tax subsidies that the Burbank media giant was expecting to get from operating the hotel.

The dispute centers on a $267-million tax break that the...

Aug 16, 2018 04:25PM

California could scrap mandatory cancer warning labels on coffee in 2019

Starbucks will be serving gingerbread lattes by the time state regulators decide whether coffee should come with a cancer warning.

The California agency in charge of regulating carcinogenic substances held its last hearing at which public comments would be taken Thursday in Sacramento, a 90-minute...

Aug 16, 2018 02:50PM

Stocks jump as hopes grow for U.S.-China trade talks

U.S. stocks jumped Thursday as China and the United States said they will hold their first trade discussions in months, a potential sign of progress toward ending their trade war.

China is to send a trade envoy to Washington this month in a new attempt to end the trade dispute before it causes...

Aug 16, 2018 02:00PM

Best Buy is acquiring San Diego's GreatCall for $800 million, boosting its technology lineup for seniors

San Diego?s GreatCall, which provides mobile phone and connected health services to seniors, is being sold to Best Buy for $800 million in cash ? the second time that GreatCall has changed ownership in the last 14 months.

The deal furthers the nation?s top electronics retailer?s strategy of selling...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:15:16 -0500

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Aug 16, 2018 08:20AM

Google expanding space in Fulton Market, this time with a flagship store

Google is planning a two-level store in Chicago?s Fulton Market district, its first known location for a retail flagship.

The technology giant is close to finalizing a lease for almost 14,000 square feet on the first and second floors of several connected, two-story brick buildings between 845...

Aug 16, 2018 12:25PM

The new employee perk that's slowly taking hold: Help for those caring for aging parents

When Cindy Mayer?s dad started to go blind and she ?became his eyes,? most other parts of her life fell by the wayside.

Her social life dwindled. "My friends probably thought I died 10 years ago," she said with a chuckle.

The floors in her Norwood Park home, on Chicago's Northwest Side, went unwashed...

Aug 16, 2018 11:05AM

U.S. Steel to invest $750 million to revitalize flagship Gary plant in wake of Trump tariffs

U.S. Steel announced Thursday that it is investing $750 million to revitalize its flagship Gary plant to gear up for increased demand in the wake of President Donald Trump?s tariffs on imported steel.

The company said the investment will make ?significant upgrades? to increase efficiencies at the...

Aug 16, 2018 09:55AM

Amazon in running to acquire Landmark movie theater chain

Amazon.com is in the running to acquire Landmark Theaters, a move that would vault the e-commerce giant into the bricks-and-mortar cinema industry, according to people familiar with the situation.

The company is vying with other suitors to acquire the business from Wagner/Cuban Cos., which is backed...

Aug 15, 2018 12:20PM

5 things to know about Home Chef and the other Illinois companies among the Inc. 5000

Chicago-based meal kit company Home Chef is the third-fastest-growing private company in the country, according to the Inc. 5000, a ranking released Wednesday.

Home Chef led the 240 Illinois companies that made this year?s list, up from 239 last year.

The company?s growth did not just catch the...

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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