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November 18, 2016 View email in browser
 

Dread holiday flights? Airlines work to appease ‘hangry’ travelers

Airlines seek to make holiday travel more bearable with quicker security, flights that more reliably show up on time and, when that fails, more free snacks.

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Would you want to live in Chicago’s Trump Tower right now?

With Donald Trump having become such a lightening rod since the election, can homebuyers, party planners and guests look past the politics, and push past any potential crowds, to keep his building in Chicago successful?

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Empire and its jingle bought by private equity firm

Empire Today, the Northlake-based flooring company best known for its incessantly aired TV jingle, has been sold to private equity firm H.I.G. Capital.

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What will airline passengers pay for next? Air?

United’s new basic economy fares could backfire and become another example of the airline industry’s often confusing and exasperating customer experience.

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10 ways to reduce your 2016 federal income tax bill

If you think your taxes will be lower for 2017 than this year, you will want to make smart moves now to cement as many deductions as possible for 2016.

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Retailers anxiously wonder if Trump bump or Hillary hangover will affect shoppers

As the nation moves from election season rancor to what is supposed to be the merriest time of year, will the doom or elation people feel affect spending?

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Trump University legal settlement might be near

A settlement may be near to resolve three fraud lawsuits filed against President-elect Donald Trump and his now-defunct Trump University real estate seminar business.

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Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts to meet with Donald Trump

Among the people meeting with the president-elect: the man who marshalled more outside money than anyone else to help Donald Trump win the White House.

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