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December 9, 2016 View email in browser

Stung by the popularity of fake trees, Christmas tree farms appeal to tradition

Christmas tree farmers in Illinois and around the country hope a new national campaign will help sway customers toward real trees.

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From craft breweries to Hamm’s, MillerCoors CEO seeks to improve company’s fortunes

MillerCoors CEO Gavin Hattersley hopes to turn around company’s flagging sales.

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Inside Boeing’s Air Force One contract that got Trump tweeting

Here’s a look at the current presidential plane’s features, and how its replacement might compare.

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Illinois Lottery’s biggest scratch-offs didn’t award 40% of grand prizes, Tribune finds

Under private manager Northstar, grand prizes in Illinois Lottery’s top-dollar instant-ticket games often weren’t awarded, a Tribune investigation found.

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What Monsanto’s venture capital group has in common with the CIA

Six questions with John Hamer, Monsanto’s venture capital director, on science and technology in agriculture.

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Flight attendants say new uniforms are making them sick. So why won’t American recall the clothing?

The flight attendants union at American Airlines claims a raft of illnesses is related to the airline’s new uniforms. It wants a recall.

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Donor-advised funds offer a way to give to charity, reap tax advantages

Financial advisers are urging large donations to charity this year in case tax deductions for contributions are cut; donor-advised funds are a simple way.

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Sears was transformative; may it die with dignity

Listening to a Sears earnings call in 2016 is like realizing that the twinkling light you’re admiring in the night sky is from a star that died 50 years ago.

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