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Chicago's winter and a commuter-rail system in trouble

Feb 18, 2014
Delayed trains left commuters standing in icy winds, and revealed an accident waiting to happen.
Posted In: polar vortex, Chicago, public transportation
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Practice patience to avoid paying for Candy Crush

Feb 18, 2014
King Digital Entertainment has made a lot of money out of people's impatience.
Posted In: Candy Crush, games
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PODCAST: College debit cards and Chinese taxi cabs

Feb 18, 2014
The government looks at the student debit card market.
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iPads + schools = a business opportunity?

Feb 17, 2014
Race to the tablet: The cautionary tale of L.A. schools' iPad program
Posted In: iPad, classrooms, L.A.
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Winter economic slowdown? Not for Campbell's soup

Feb 17, 2014
Winter weather is mostly a drag on the economy, but a few businesses love it
Posted In: weather, winter
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How well did the stimulus work?

Feb 17, 2014
Lessons on the fifth anniversary of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Posted In: economic recovery, stimulus, Barack Obama
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PODCAST: Tennessee car workers reject union

Feb 17, 2014
Stimulus woes in Japan put a hamper on the country's recovery. And taking a look at how we value water.
Posted In: Japan, tennessee, water
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Auto union regroups after defeat in Tennessee vote

Feb 17, 2014
The autoworker's union in the wake of the Tennessee vote.
Posted In: UAW, tennessee, cars
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The economics of a bad winter

Feb 17, 2014
A business opportunity for firms that make de-icer with everything from the remnants of rum to beet juice.
Posted In: weather, winter
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Stimulus past: Are we recovered and reinvested?

Feb 17, 2014
It’s the fifth anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Posted In: stimulus plan, shovel ready

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