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Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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By associated press

GrubHub IPO Raises $192.5 Million

GrubHub IPO Raises $192.5 Million

Investors seem ready to eat up GrubHub. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 4:07 PM
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By Chris Campbell

How to Leverage Online Reviews to Drive Performance

How to Leverage Online Reviews to Drive Performance

Don’t be afraid of online reviews. Here are some ways of leveraging online reviews to drive performance. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

Sen. Paul: Give Caterpillar Award for Tax Strategy

Sen. Paul: Give Caterpillar Award for Tax Strategy

Caterpillar Inc. executives defended a tax strategy Tuesday that has saved the manufacturing giant billions in U.S. taxes. They got support from Republican senators, including one who said the company... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 10:30 AM
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By Kelly Gorham

5 Tips to Help Ace a Phone Interview

5 Tips to Help Ace a Phone Interview

Phone interviews are often used as a first-round step in the arduous process of job searching. While a seemingly simple step, the phone interview is crucial in securing a face-to-face meeting. Read »

Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 4:07 AM
SMS Assist's Mike Rothman

SMS Assist's Mike Rothman

SMS Assist's CEO discusses how his Chicago-based startup utilized cloud-based technology to revolutionize the service facilities industry. Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 10:17 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

New App Offers "Apartment Inspection" for Chicago Renters

New App Offers

Chicago renters can now use an app to determine if an apartment is up to code for their living standards. Read »

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Chicago Innovation Awards to Ring NASDAQ Bell

Chicago Innovation Awards to Ring NASDAQ Bell

Chicago innovators will be in New York City Monday to close the NASDAQ Stock Market, the premiere exchange for technology companies. Read »

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 3:04 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Chicago Developers Turn Divvy Data into Dating Site

Chicago Developers Turn Divvy Data into Dating Site

Looking for love? You might want to try Divvy. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 5:01 PM
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By Colleen Connolly

Hot Dog Lovers Unite For Chicago Emoji

Hot Dog Lovers Unite For Chicago Emoji

A manager at a local hot dog restaurant has started a national campaign for the hot dog emoji, and it's attracted some famous followers. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 9:41 PM
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By associated press

Four Loko Agrees To Change Marketing

Four Loko Agrees To Change Marketing

New York is among 20 states that have reached agreement with the makers of the fruit flavored malt beverages Four Loko meant to ensure marketing through social media isn't aimed at underage drinkers. Read »

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Daily Deals

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