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Crain’s Headlines: Feds Don’t Buy Outcome Health Founder’s Claim

The feds say Outcome Health founder Rishi Shah has more money than he claims.

February 20, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Potential Safety Hazard Another Embarrassment for Boeing

In this photo taken Monday, March 11, 2019, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.’s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Washington. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)

Boeing is inspecting more than 400 stored 737 Max jets after discovering tools, rags and other debris left in the fuel tanks of newly built planes.

February 19, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: 1871 Parent Acquires Illinois Technology Association

(1871 Chicago / Facebook photo)

Two Chicago nonprofits that offer training and support to local tech firms have struck a deal to create a one-stop shop for them.

February 18, 2020 - Full Show

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The Changing Role of the American President

The north side of the White House is seen covered in snow Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour / The White House / Flickr)

Much has been said about the ways President Donald Trump is changing the presidency. On this Presidents Day, we look back at the ways the presidency evolved before Trump moved into the White House. 

February 17, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Clayco Finalizing Big Buy in Fulton Market District

Chicago’s Fulton Market District in 2015. (Seth Anderson / Flickr)

A fast-growing construction and design firm is buying almost a full city block near the eastern end of the Fulton Market District.

February 13, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Bolingbrook Mayor Won’t Support Amazon Plan

(WTTW News)

Amazon’s push to build a massive network of warehouses to store and distribute goods may be moving into Bolingbrook, but the town’s mayor isn’t thrilled about it.

February 12, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Suit Claims Google Violated Illinois Privacy Law

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The same Illinois privacy law that recently led Facebook to settle a class-action lawsuit for $550 million could trip up Google as well.

February 11, 2020 - Full Show

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WTTW, WFMT Trustee Marvin Goldsmith Dies at 84

Marvin Goldsmith and Adele Goldsmith. (WTTW News)

Marvin Goldsmith, who served for decades on the board of WWCI, the parent organization of WTTW and WFMT, died Thursday. He was 84 years old.

Crain’s Headlines: Traffic at Midway Drops to 20-Year Lows

Midway Airport (WTTW News)

Traffic at Midway Airport dropped last year to its lowest level in two decades—and the decline is likely to continue as long as the Boeing 737 Max is grounded.

February 10, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Brookfield Zoo President to Step Down

(Brookfield Zoo / Facebook)

No departure date has yet been set for Stuart Strahl, who announced to his board of trustees that he is heading for the exit after 17 years at the helm.

February 6, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: United Buys Flight School to Tackle Pilot Shortage

(Raimond Spekking / Wikimedia Commons)

The Chicago-based airline says it’s purchasing Westwind School of Aeronautics in Phoenix to tackle a talent pipeline problem that it will face for at least a decade.

February 5, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Sagging High-End Home Sales in 2020

Astor Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. (leyla.a / Flickr)

Not a single home in the Chicago area sold for $4 million or more in January. It’s another piece of evidence that the top of the residential real estate market has sagged dramatically.

February 4, 2020 - Full Show

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Social Life Without the Buzz? It’s the ‘Sober Curious’ Movement

(Photo by Lightscape / Unsplash)

Taking a break from alcohol after the holidays has become known as the “dry January” trend. But now that January is over, some people are extending their sobriety, trying out a social life that’s not dependent on alcohol.

Crain’s Headlines: Tribune Publishing Names New CEO

(Courtesy the Chicago Tribune)

Tribune Publishing said it has named finance chief Terry Jimenez as its new CEO, succeeding Timothy Knight, who will leave the company after a year in the top job.