News tagged with chicago

Tech summit addresses industry's lack of diversity

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and Latinos at companies renowned as great places to work.

Dec 10, 2014
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Fracking can begin in Illinois

Haul out the oil rigs, fracking can begin in Illinois. An obscure arm of state government cleared the way Thursday for oil and gas drillers to apply for permits to begin fracking in Illinois, which could find itself the center ...

Nov 10, 2014
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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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