News tagged with chicago

After breakups, newspapers seek path forward

Following an unprecedented series of spinoffs by major US media companies, the print news industry now faces a rocky future without financial support from deep-pocketed parent firms.

Aug 17, 2014
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Combating crime with Twitter

If Twitter had been invented during Prohibition, Al Capone's criminal career might have been much shorter. That's one conclusion that could be drawn from Matthew Gerber's use of Twitter data to improve crime ...

Jul 14, 2014
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A new 'Destiny' for non-sequel video games at E3

Don't call it a comeback. The recent success of "Titanfall" and "Watch Dogs" has laid the foundation for several new video games that don't contain numbers in their names to be hyped at next week's Electronic ...

Jun 04, 2014
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Smoke in tower forces halt to all Chicago flights

Smoke inside a regional radar facility has forced a halt Tuesday to all incoming and outgoing flights at both of Chicago's airports, shutting down one of the nation's most important aviation crossroads.

May 13, 2014
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Debating the future of infrastructure

Cities face much of the burden of preparing for global changes—whether climate shocks, rapid population growth, or population decline, when industries relocate. Beneath every skyline, a city's leaders and ...

Apr 15, 2014
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Ikea buys wind farm in Illinois

These days, Ikea is assembling more than just furniture. About 150 miles south of Chicago in Vermilion County, Ill., the home goods giant is building a wind farm large enough to ensure that its stores will never have to buy ...

Apr 15, 2014
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Was Microsoft smart to play it safe with CEO pick?

Microsoft, after compiling a list of more than 100 CEO candidates, settled on Satya Nadella, a home-grown leader who joined the software maker in the early 1990s. That's back when Google's founders were teenagers ...

Feb 05, 2014
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Tribune Co. to cut 700 newspaper jobs

US media giant Tribune Co. said Wednesday it would slash 700 jobs at its newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, to cope with the industry's slump.

Nov 20, 2013
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