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Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Braintree Bought by PayPal for $800 Million

Braintree Bought by PayPal for $800 Million

Braintree, the local company known for developing payment technology to help online businesses process credit card payments, has just been bought by PayPal for a reported $800 million. Read »

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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By David Wolinsky

GrubHub, Seamless to Join Foodie Forces in Merger

GrubHub, Seamless to Join Foodie Forces in Merger

Seamless North America and GrubHub, two major players in the online food ordering sector, have announced Monday. Reportedly, the merger will grant customers in the 500 cities access to local restaurants. Read »

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Is Groupon Taking Cues from Sony?

Is Groupon Taking Cues from Sony?

A while back, Sony's slogan for the PlayStation 3 was "it only does everything." (It's now "long live play.") And while Sony has moved on from that notion, it seems that Groupon is taking that idea and... Read »

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Is the CTA Outsourcing to California?

Is the CTA Outsourcing to California?

When the red Inc. Well phone rang in mid-November 2011, we heard a rumor about the CTA potentially outsourcing to a California vendor to upgrade the pay kiosks to accept credit, debit and even phone payments.... Read »

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Jamba Juice Scoops Up Talbott Teas

Jamba Juice Scoops Up Talbott Teas

Hey, everyone's always watching the coasts when they're biding their time in Chicago anyway, right? Whether you be an aspiring techie who dreams of turning Silicon Valley upside-down or a comedian looking to... Read »

Saturday, Dec 10, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's Stock Continues to Climb

Groupon's Stock Continues to Climb

For starters, Groupon's stock is at $23.18. It's anyone's guess why it's suddenly rebounding this week, but many are speculating that LivingSocial -- its key rival -- announcing it would raise $400 million in a... Read »

Monday, Nov 7, 2011 at 12:08 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Rand McNally, Navistar Go International

Rand McNally, Navistar Go International

Warrenville's Navistar Inc., the holding company that owns the manufacturer of International brand commercial trucks, has announced it'll be teaming up with Skokie's Rand McNally, the makers of those fine... Read »

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Daily Deals

Daily Deals

Learn from the original daily deals site, Groupon.

Pets

Pets

Some officials have estimated the City of Chicago's dog population to be somewhere around 500,000. Add in all the cats, fish and birds and you've got yourself an industry just begging -- and barking -- to be...

Social Media

Social Media

Social media offers traditional business minds a 12-6 curve ball. But we can help.

Fashion

Fashion

There are plenty of questions for a fledgling fashionista to answer. Never fear: We've got the goods.

Marketing

Marketing

Good luck making a dent in the public conscience if you don't have marketing and branding plan to get your message out.

Food Business

Food Business

Experts say 90 percent of new restaurants fail in their first year of operation. You want to be the 10 percent that makes it. But how?

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David Wolinsky David Wolinsky is a freelance writer, lifelong Chicagoan, and reasonably handsome business-study scion.
Kim Vatis Kim Vatis joined NBC5 News in 1997. She currently Anchors the weekend morning newscasts, is general assignment reporter and special projects reporter for the 10 PM newscasts.
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