Big Pharma Biz May Be Moving to Boston

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According to the real estate rumor mill, pharma giant Baxter International may be moving out of Illinois. What does this mean for the state and its workforce?

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Home sales are up in Chicago, but the market is still a long way from recovering to pre-crash levels.

Web Do-it-Yourself Eye Exams Coming Soon

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Do-it-yourself online eye exams could transform the world of optometry. We talk to a Crain’s Chicago Business reporter about a local start-up that has just scored $1 million in seed money to make it happen. 

Tech Stock Drama

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The volatility of tech stocks are apparent today with an 18 percent plummet for Groupon as it moves from email-based business to a marketplace setting. Twitter also took a 20 percent hit this week. But analysts are buzzing about Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, some say it could have the largest initial public offering in tech history. 

Smartphone App Rollout to Pay Parking Meter Looms

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Chicago is expanding its pay-by-smartphone app to pay parking meters. The plan is to have the service for all Chicago parking meters by summer's end.