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Melissa Harris

Melissa Harris

Successful woman technology leader needed at Chicago's 1871 - August 29, 2014 - 1871, the city's leading home for tech startups, announced Friday that its incubator for women-led companies would begin accepting...

2 'improbable' friends form Chicago nonprofit: Global Act - August 7, 2014 - Over the next year, Global Act will try to solve problems for nonprofits serving the LGBT community. After that, it will tackle another...

Rex Huppke

Rex Huppke

Finding your inner work identity - August 29, 2014 - Even if you're off, Labor Day seems an appropriate time to think about work. Not so much the stresses and drags of it all, but the...

Don't vent your work hate on anonymous sites - August 25, 2014 - When I first heard about a website that lets people send anonymous email messages to friends, bosses or co-workers, I thought: Well,...

Gregory Karp

Gregory Karp

Information you can bank on - August 21, 2014 - In the bustle of everyday life, it can be difficult to keep up with all the trends and issues that affect your wallet as a consumer. For...

Tormented by debt collectors? Fight back - August 7, 2014 - Despite the upturn in the economy, more than one-third of Americans last year defaulted on debts and bills that later went into...

Gail MarksJarvis

Gail MarksJarvis

Take steps to limit damage if hackers snare your data - August 29, 2014 - You might have gone to a supermarket, mailed a package at UPS or gone to a restaurant or hospital and thought nothing about holding your...

In time, S&P 500's milestone will mean little - August 26, 2014 - The Standard & Poor's 500 index, the most commonly used representation of the stock market, made history Tuesday as it crossed over the 2,...

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