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November 16, 2016 View email in browser

Chicago to require pharmaceutical rep licenses despite industry objections

Chicago’s City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Wednesday, over industry objections, requiring pharmaceutical sales reps to get a special license.

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Advocate, NorthShore will keep fighting for merger despite court decision

Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem will continue to push for their merger, they said Wednesday, despite an appeals court decision.

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Slim Jim hopes to beef up its appeal as teenage jerky consumers grow up

What do Slim Jim, Milwaukee’s Best and Kraft Mac & Cheese have in common? Quite a bit, it turns out.

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Early sign-ups for health care law are steady, but no surge

About 1 million people renewed health coverage or signed up for the first time through around the start of open enrollment, which coincided with a GOP election sweep likely to scramble President Barack Obama’s signature law.

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Investment firm buys stake in Athletico to fund expansion

Chicago investment firm BDT Capital Partners taking stake in Athletico Physical Therapy to fund growth of the Oak Brook-based rehabilitation centers.

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Chicago’s Airbnb home-sharing rules are ‘draconian,’ lawsuit says

A group of homeowners is suing the city of Chicago, alleging the city’s new “draconian and unintelligible restrictions” on Airbnb are unconstitutional.

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Trump’s tangled businesses pose potential for conflicts

No previous commander in chief has brought with him such a sprawling business empire with so much complexity, opaqueness and opportunity for self-dealing.

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How Trump’s deportation plans could undermine the U.S. economy

In an interview aired Sunday, Donald Trump told “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl that he would deport as many as 3 million undocumented immigrants.

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