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Graduation rate continues to climb at CPS – Chicago Sun-Times
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Chicago Sun-Times Graduation rate continues to climb at CPSChicago Sun-TimesThe rate of students who graduated from Chicago Public Schools in five years reached a new record of 78 percent for the 2017-2018 school year, according to figures provided by the district. The graduation rate is a modest increase from last year's 77.5 …266 CPS Employees Removed […]

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Black woman says CVS manager called police because she had wrong coupon – Chicago Sun-Times
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Chicago Sun-Times Black woman says CVS manager called police because she had wrong couponChicago Sun-TimesCamilla Hudson wanted to use a manufacturer's coupon at CVS on North Broadway on Friday night, but a manager who said he'd never seen a coupon like that called the police, she said in a Facebook post. “So, THIS just happened: […]

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Elon Musk's Boring Co to build high-speed commuter system in Chicago – Reuters
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Reuters Elon Musk's Boring Co to build high-speed commuter system in ChicagoReutersCHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago has selected billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's Boring Co to build a high-speed underground commuter system from the downtown Loop district to O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest, the company and the …Musk company to build Chicago-to-O'Hare express transportABC News […]

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Undeterred by failed crowdfunding bid for Toys R Us, billionaire offers nearly $900 million – Chicago Tribune
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Chicago Tribune Undeterred by failed crowdfunding bid for Toys R Us, billionaire offers nearly $900 millionChicago TribuneBillionaire Isaac Larian, the toy marketer whose lineup includes Little Tikes and Bratz dolls, offered to save part of Toys "R" Us from liquidation with an almost $900 million bid for stores in the U.S. and Canada. Larian would […]

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli cries in court, is sentenced to 7 years for securities fraud – Chicago Tribune
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Chicago Tribune 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli cries in court, is sentenced to 7 years for securities fraudChicago TribuneMartin Shkreli, center, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, listens while his attorney Benjamin Brafman, right, speaks to members of the media outside federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York in August. Shkreli was sentenced Friday to […]

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SEC blocks Chicago Stock Exchange sale to China-based investors – Reuters
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Reuters SEC blocks Chicago Stock Exchange sale to China-based investorsReuters(Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Thursday killed the politically sensitive sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) to a group led by China-based investors, saying a lack of information on the would-be buyers threatened the ability to properly monitor …US rejects China-led bid for Chicago Stock […]

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Attorney general lawsuit: Weinstein Co. failed to protect women – Chicago Tribune
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Chicago Tribune Attorney general lawsuit: Weinstein Co. failed to protect womenChicago TribuneProducer Harvey Weinstein attends the Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2017, in Antibes, France. The state of New York filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, his brother and their eponymous production company on Feb. 11, 2018, for "egregious …PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times – […]

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Equifax hack put more info at risk than consumers knew – Chicago Tribune
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Chicago Tribune Equifax hack put more info at risk than consumers knewChicago TribuneEquifax recently disclosed that a forensic investigation found criminals accessed tax identification numbers, email addresses and phone numbers in last year's data breach. (Mike Stewart / AP). Sarah Skidmore SellAssociated Press. The Equifax data …The Equifax hack could be worse than we thoughtCNNMoney […]

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Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle resigns after sexual harassment allegations – Chicago Tribune
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Chicago Tribune Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle resigns after sexual harassment allegationsChicago TribuneHumane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle with his cat, Zoe, at his home in Chevy Chase, Md., in August 2016. Pacelle resigned on Feb. 2, 2018, in the face of multiple sexual harassment allegations. (Linda Davidson / The Washington Post). Danielle …Humane Society CEO […]

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Why pay raises are elusive even with US unemployment so low – Chicago Tribune
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New York Times Why pay raises are elusive even with US unemployment so lowChicago TribuneWith U.S. unemployment at a 17-year low and businesses complaining that they can't fill jobs, you might expect pay to be rising sharply as companies try to attract or keep workers. It's not. The October jobs report showed that pay gains […]

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Illinois, Chicago letter to Amazon: $2 billion in tax breaks, and maybe more – Chicago Tribune
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Chicago Tribune Illinois, Chicago letter to Amazon: $2 billion in tax breaks, and maybe moreChicago TribuneIn their bid to land Amazon's HQ2, the city of Chicago and state of Illinois proposed 10 sites. Spanning the city and two suburbs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said they "demonstrate the region's unparalleled potential to support Amazon's future growth." Monique …Banner […]

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