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Google's glasses may one day whisper in your ear an old acquaintance's name when you unexpectedly bump into them at a party. Google's car will drive itself in years — not decades. And what if Google's search engine could predict a question you...
JPMorgan Chase, one of the nation's largest banks, survived the financial crisis better than most — only to have the $6 billion "London Whale" trading loss last year expose embarrassing flaws in its accounting and risk controls. Influential...
A group of Chicago residents and preservationists are working to win federal approval to turn the entire Pullman neighborhood on Chicago's Far South Side into a national park. If approved by Congress or proclaimed a national monument by the president,...
Internet-centered technology has advanced to the point that smartphone apps and e-commerce sites seemingly sprout overnight. Indeed, many can be built inexpensively from off-the-shelf software in weeks. Scientific breakthroughs, however, often require...
— When it comes to the economy, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett wants to remind everyone: Her boss inherited this mess. She said so numerous times during a less than 20-minute interview in the West Wing Thursday on the Obama...
Bill Davies, the eccentric Monaco-based owner of Chicago's old post office, wants to turn the hulking mass that straddles Congress Parkway into a mecca of shopping, office space, residences, etc. But the building sits rotting and untouched because,...
Brian Fitzpatrick is a veteran Google Chicago engineer who majored in Latin but has become an expert in government censorship of the Internet. Two years ago his team of five engineers, all working in Chicago, began tallying and helping publish the...
The lessons of Lehman Brothers, Chicagoan Anton Valukas says, haven't been learned. He would know. As the man charged by the bankruptcy court with getting to the bottom of what caused the largest bankruptcy in history, the Jenner & Block chairman and...
A gambling expansion bill is back, but it now includes a provision that would allow PokerStars, once accused by federal prosecutors of money laundering and fraud, to compete for an online gaming license in Illinois. In the first draft of Senate Bill...
Serial entrepreneur and Groupon co-founder Brad Keywell has begun taping pilots for a new 30-minute radio program he would host on WBEZ-FM 91.5, a public radio station. "It would be a Saturday morning show," said Jessica Malkin, executive director of...
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Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker could never win an election in this town. In a 30-minute speech Thursday to The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the 82-year-old University of Chicago economist proposed that keeping "the American dream alive" would...
Joe Born's father has Parkinson's Disease, which causes him to frequently spill his drinks. For most families, the spills would be lamented, then accepted as a fact of life. But not in the Born family. Joe is an inventor — nearly 10 million of...
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