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Melissa Harris

Melissa Harris

Neil Bluhm: Unchecked casino expansion stops paying out - December 20, 2014 - Chicago billionaire Neil Bluhm last week was granted the right to open a $300 million resort-casino near Albany, N.Y.,...

The Mass Exodus of 2014: Is Chicago losing its 30-somethings to the cold? - December 17, 2014 - Most Chicagoans can conjure up the name of someone who fled town for good after a fearsome winter.

Rex Huppke

Rex Huppke

Why office secret Santas are the worst idea ever - December 12, 2014 - The list of Terrible Workplace Ideas is long and storied and includes a wide array of soul-devouring activities, from team-building...

Fancy management systems aren't going to fix bad managers - December 8, 2014 -   In violation of my long-standing "only watch TV" rule, I read an article recently about how Zappos is adopting a management...

Gregory Karp

Gregory Karp

Airline industry poised to fly high in 2015 - December 19, 2014 - The airline industry in 2015 is likely to be healthy again thanks to mergers and falling jet fuel prices, and while consumers might be...

American to hire 250 at O'Hare as it revamps schedule - December 18, 2014 - American Airlines will hire an additional 250 people as it revamps its flight schedule at O'Hare International Airport in the spring to...

Gail MarksJarvis

Gail MarksJarvis

Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings - December 5, 2014 - The Illinois legislature has thrown a life preserver to about 2.5 million workers in danger of discovering in retirement that they are...

It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess - December 2, 2014 - Maybe it's time to coin a new song for the holidays, something along the lines of, "It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess."

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