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Aggressive Amazon tactic pushes you to consider its own brand before you click 'buy'
By Jay Greene
Aug 31, 2019 6:15 AM
The tactic shows the influence that Amazon can wield over what's sold on its site.
Tesla owner wanted to control her Model 3, so she implanted a valet key in her arm
By Peter Holley
Aug 31, 2019 6:00 AM
The software engineer from Dallas already had an RFID implant in her left hand that gives her basic access to her personal computer and lets her open her front door.
Queen approves Boris Johnson's request to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit deadline
By Karla Adam and Michael Birnbaum
Aug 28, 2019 10:50 AM
Queen Elizabeth II approved a request by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday to shut down Parliament for several weeks ahead of Britain's upcoming departure from the European Union, an unusual maneuver that will rob his opponents of time to thwart a no-deal Brexit.
Lindsey Graham defends Trump's escalating trade war with China
By Tim Elfrink
Aug 26, 2019 8:37 AM
As markets have reacted with turmoil to President Donald Trump's escalating threats against China, one of the president's staunchest allies in Congress had a stark message for American businesses and consumers: "Accept the pain" that comes with a trade war.
Army veteran's Batavia coffee business grows through care, camaraderie
By Harry Hitzeman
Aug 22, 2019 5:30 AM
Veteran Sal Dazzo, who served in Iraq during eight years in the Army, is now president of Gun Barrel Coffee in Batavia. He donates to veteran groups and gives veterans retail space to sell arts and crafts at his storefront.
'You'd never know he's 100': Wood Dale man still rolls his age, and he just bought a new ball
Aug 19, 2019 5:07 PM
As unusual as it is for golfers to shoot their age, it's more rare for a 100-year-old bowler to roll his age. But Wood Dale's Larry Vakoc does it frequently in his senior league play at Wood Dale Bowl.
How Sox broadcaster's Benetti's 'Awkward Moments' promotes understanding of disabilities
By Marie Wilson
Aug 19, 2019 6:28 AM
Chicago White Sox TV announcer Jason Benetti is sharing the "Awkward Moments" of his life as a person with cerebral palsy.
Meet the entrepreneur behind 8chan, the Internet's most notorious hate forum
Avi Selk and Abby Ohlheiser
Aug 10, 2019 6:10 AM
If you are expecting a man in a hooded robe or some hacker kid in a Guy Fawkes mask, let us introduce you to Jim Watkins, a 50-something American expat -- and a total fountain pen freak. He's also the elusive owner of 8chan.
Galaxy Note10 review: What Samsung's $950 big new phone adds -- and takes away
Geoffrey A. Fowler
Aug 10, 2019 6:23 AM
Samsung's big-screen Galaxy Note phone is adding even more screen. But much of the conversation will be about what the Note10 is taking away.
Sony's wearable air conditioner lets you control your body temperature
Aug 3, 2019 6:15 AM
Sony's smart-phone-sized Reon Pocket slips into the user's clothes between their shoulder blades on a specially-designed shirt.Tthe bluetooth device is designed to lower the wearer's body temperature using a method known as the Peltier effect.
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Co-working space or office lease? The bottom line isn't just money
The popularity of co-working arrangements over traditional office leases continues to grow, and it's easy to see why. They're more flexible, require much less planning, and offer substantial cost savings on both space and services. No wonder today's millennial workforce loves them. What's not to like? Plenty, argue attorneys Scott Hargadon and Holly Eubanks, specialists in leasing law at Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle, a leading Chicago area commercial real estate law firm. Beneath the seemingly obvious benefits, the two point out, lurks a quagmire of potentially costly risks, due largely to a lack of well-defined rights and regulations.
Business laws up-to-date
This summer saw some business-critical legislation become laws. Updates are provided here on two new laws,
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