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November 29, 2016 View email in browser
 

Hundreds strike at O’Hare, but flight operations not disrupted

Hundreds of workers walked out of work Tuesday, protesting for better wages and working conditions: “We’re not asking for special treatment, we’re asking for decent treatment.”

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4,000 vacant lots on sale for $1 to Chicago homeowners

More than 4,000 vacant Chicago lots will be up for sale for $1 each on the South and West sides beginning Tuesday.

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Good news for homebuyers: Feds increase loan limit for affordable mortgages

The Federal Housing Finance Agency will raise the maximum size of a “conforming loan” to $424,100 in the Chicago area and in many other U.S. counties.

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Illinois companies see possibilities in Safe Roads Amendment, Trump infrastructure plans

President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to rebuild the country’s highways, roads, bridges and dams is resonating with major Illinois business interests.

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Shake Shack coming to new Wrigleyville development in 2019

Shake Shack will open its fourth restaurant in a new Wrigleyville development that’s being built just south of Wrigley Field.

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That shopping app you downloaded might be fake

Fake news isn’t the only thing that smartphone users should be cautious about these days.

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IBM employee quits over her CEO’s letter to Donald Trump

Most CEO letters are greeted by employees with a yawn. But after IBM CEO Ginni Rometty wrote a public letter to president-elect Donald Trump, one of her employees decided to quit in response, publishing a letter of her own online to describe why she did it.

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Amazon steps up efforts to target fake reviewers and the merchants who use them

Did you know that you can hire a company to write glowing recommendations about the products your business sells on Amazon.com, regardless of whether they bought them or not?

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