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Old August 22nd, 2007, 11:32 PM   #41
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Report: LaSalle Bank sale could cost 10,500 jobs in Chicago area
By Barbara Rose | Tribune staff reporter
11:00 AM CDT, August 22, 2007
A report analyzing the likely impact of Bank of America's acquisition of LaSalle Bank Corp. estimates that more than 10,500 jobs in the Chicago area will be lost over a two-year period, resulting in more than $780 million in lost wages.
Tribune



BusinessWeek to launch Chicago edition
By James P. Miller | Tribune staff reporter
11:13 AM CDT, August 22, 2007
McGraw Hill Cos.' BusinessWeek magazine said this morning that plans to launch in November a monthly publication known as BusinessWeek Chicago.
Tribune

A second article on this topic, more info:

Aug. 22, 2007
By Brandon Glenn
BusinessWeek to launch local monthly magazine
(Crain’s) — Chicago will be the “guinea pig” market in BusinessWeek’s new push to go local.

BusinessWeek Chicago will be an “intensely local” monthly magazine, according to Michael Arndt, a senior correspondent in BusinessWeek’s local bureau who will be the new magazine’s editor.
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Tribune ready to move on privately
Phil Rosenthal | Media
August 22, 2007
Adjournment came at 9:39 a.m. Tuesday, and a 24-year era may well have concluded with it.

If all goes according to plan, this Tribune Co.'s special shareholders meeting was its last.
Tribune



Possible pneumonia remedy could have anti-bioterror uses
By Tribune staff
August 22, 2007
An antibiotic that a local biotech company hopes to market to fight pneumonia will also undergo government-backed testing as a possible weapon against bioterrorism, the company said Tuesday.
Tribune



Methode Electronics manufactures new image with less emphasis on autos
by Carolyne Yu
Aug 21, 2007

Methode Electronics Inc. no longer wants to be known as an automotive supplier and is engineering a new image as a technology company. But in the near-term, the Chicago-based electronics and component manufacturer is braced for more declines in the U.S. auto industry.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 11:47 PM   #42
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This one p's me off. How the banking industry in this town was taken apart and shipped out in cardboard boxes to other cities. Having to beg to Charlotte to retain jobs is rather embarrassing to say the least. It reminds me of Daley begging to get Frango mints made in the city again, after MField was bought out, only to be said they would look into the issue and get nothing but a kick in the ass instead.
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This one p's me off. How the banking industry in this town was taken apart and shipped out in cardboard boxes to other cities. Having to beg to Charlotte to retain jobs is rather embarrassing to say the least. It reminds me of Daley begging to get Frango mints made in the city again, after MField was bought out, only to be said they would look into the issue and get nothing but a kick in the ass instead.
^ Well, I think Saskia Sassen's view is fitting, and I've been reading some of her work lately.

The days where a global city must be the headquarters of everything are passed. We live in a globalizing economy, and it is more important that a city be an important part of a network of global cities, playing a role in keeping the world's economy running.

So while Chicago doesn't have many significant banking headquarters, by virtue of its size and importance as a metropolitan area it is still a place where an enormous amount of banking activity takes place. With headquarters dispersed everywhere, including Bensonville, Arkansas, I think it's safe to say that we need to look more closely at other factors than simply headquarters location when we evaluate the economic importance of cities.

What I've said has certainly been argued over and over on these forums before, so it's certainly not novel (and there are a lot of people who know much more about this than I do). But I figured it would be important to emphasize this point in response to your post, Bnk.

Not that the loss of LaSalle isn't a loss, but it's important not to take an isolated look at just this in particular. A few days ago I posted a Crains article about a local middle-market banking executive who has plans to recruit from LaSalle (after the merger) and form a new lending institution. In a huge, multitiered, diverse economic animal such as the Chicago metro economy (a larger economy than most nations, lets not forget), I'm guessing that a niche left vacant won't take long to get filled.

If any of our economically-savvy forumers (and given the lack of response to previous calls for such commentary, I'm beginning to think that SSC simply does not have any) have any thoughts about this, I'd be thrilled to hear your input.
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A few days ago I posted a Crains article about a local middle-market banking executive who has plans to recruit from LaSalle (after the merger) and form a new lending institution.
^ And just to follow up on this, here is the article I posted over the weekend. Unfortunately, without a Crains account you can't read the whole thing:

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Look out, B of A, rival's on the way
Mesirow chief Tyree sees room for another bank; will LaSalle's CEO jump?
James Tyree looks at Bank of America Corp.'s pending buyout of LaSalle Bank Corp. and sees an opening.

The CEO of Chicago-based Mesirow Financial Inc. wants to buy or start a commercial bank. He says he'd like nothing better than to team up with executives and business lenders from LaSalle in that venture.
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Blagojevich OKs most of Illinois budget
As promised, he cuts $500 million in pork to fund health care

By Ray Long | Tribune staff reporter
1:23 PM CDT, August 23, 2007
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Rod Blagojevich slashed about $500 million in legislative pork-barrel projects and other spending today as he reshaped the budget to fund expanded health-care programs in Illinois.
Tribune



United may shed repair unit
Could raise millions in potential spin-off

By Julie Johnsson | Tribune staff reporter
August 23, 2007
United Airlines is exploring spinning off much of its maintenance division, including its massive repair base at San Francisco International Airport.
Tribune



Western is our longest street, but '42nd' goes as far as China
Chicago's GolinHarris agency will handle public relations and media strategy as Broadway musical heads to the Far East

August 23, 2007
BY LEWIS LAZARE Sun-Times Columnist
GolinHarris, the international public relations firm founded in Chicago and still headquartered here, is going show biz in China. Long known as the primary outside public relations counsel for burger behemoth McDonald's, GolinHarris has prevailed in a hard-fought pitch to handle public relations and media strategy for the new China-focused theater production company Nederlander New Century International Theatre and its first production in China, the quintessential Broadway musical "42nd Street."
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Indiana Biodiesel Plant a ‘Strategic Centerpiece’ For French Fuel Giant 8/23/2007
CLAYPOOL, Ind – For a state that allegedly got into the biofuels games late, Indiana has roared into a leadership position with the dedication of the world’s largest biodiesel production plant. Tapping into 17 percent of the Hoosier state’s total soybean production, the $150 million Louis-Dreyfus plant is expected to produce up to 88 million gallons of biodiesel annually.
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Is it possible to impeach a governor?
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Illinois misses revival in R&D
State loses jobs in field while nation sees gain; telecom bust a culprit

By Mike Hughlett | Tribune staff reporter
August 26, 2007
The corporate research lab -- where science is harnessed to pursue profit -- has produced one of the strongest technology job markets over the past five years. U.S. lab employment has steadily grown, despite the tech bust earlier this decade, and despite a growing trend of U.S. companies conducting research overseas.
Tribune



Aug. 25, 2007
By Steven R. Strahler
Market turmoil a test for Citadel
Hedge fund's moves to cash in on crisis encounter hidden risks

Citadel Investment Group LLC's recent purchases of beaten-down assets in distressed housing and credit markets came straight out of the giant hedge fund's playbook: Pounce on bargains when markets overcorrect.
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By Bob Tita
Man of steel
ArcelorMittal's Schorsch sees power as best defense in volatile industry

The most powerful steel executive in the Western Hemisphere is a bearded former government economist and consultant who spent two decades chronicling the industry's dysfunction.
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By Greg Hinz
Pols adrift
State leaders are losing touch with reality as their endless session drags on
When Alice decided she'd had enough of Wonderland, she just had to scramble back up the rabbit hole, or at least wake up. Would that escape were so easy from Springfield, where lawmakers seem trapped forever in a wacky budget war more bizarre than anything Lewis Carroll ever dreamed up.
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By Matthew Carmichael
Northern Trust remains the top money manager in Chicago
Crain's today published its annual list of Chicago's 25 largest money managers. Northern Trust Global Investments again tops the list, with $731.90 billion managed out of its Chicago headquarters.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 01:02 AM   #48
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A recent Chicago Fed Newsletter discussing the possibilities of congestion pricing to reduce Chicago area congestion and improve the region's economic efficiency. PDF warning:

Chicago Fed Newsletter



And, of some interest:

World Business Chicago
Consulates and International Offices

Chicago has seen a significant increase in the presence of international consulates, and trade and investment offices over the past five years. In fact, Chicago, with some 77 Consulates General and Honorary Consulates, is one of the fastest-growing consular hubs in the nation. There are over 100 foreign trade and investment representative offices and ethnic/national Chambers of Commerce in addition to the Consulates. World Business Chicago has assisted with international offices including the Swiss Business Hub USA, the main point of contact in the U.S. for Swiss companies interested in the US market; the Basque Trade Commission (the only US office); and the Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency among others.


New Consulates 2001-present
Australian Consulate General (2001)
Bosnia & Herzegovina Consulate General (2004)
Bulgarian Consulate General (2005)
Pakistan Consulate General
Serbia and Montenegro Consulate General

Major Consular Expansion
Japanese Consulate General, expansion from four state service area to ten, absorbing former Kansas City Consulate service area, 2005

New International Trade Offices/Chambers/Consulates 2001-present (list not necessarily exhaustive)
Australian Trade and Investment Agencies
Argentine American Midwest Chamber of Commerce
Basque Trade Commission
British Midlands
Czech – North American Chamber of Commerce
Czech Republic Consulate General (upgrade from Honorary, Jan. 2006)
Dusseldorf Messe (Trade show promotion)
Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency
Instituto Valenciano de la Exportacion (IVEX, Valencia, Spain)
KolnMesse, Inc. (Trade show agency, move from NYC)
Midwest US-Japan Association
Invest in Northern France Agency
Invesstement Québec
North American Representative Office, Shenzhen, China
Normandie Developpement
Peruvian-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago
Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Swiss Business Hub USA
Turkish-American Chamber of Commerce
Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), June 2005
Zhejiang, China, Chamber of Commerce in USA

Local moves
Flanders Investment and Trade (from Lisle to Downtown Chicago, 2003)
The North of England (Relocation from Rolling Meadows to Downtown Chicago 2005)
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New Motorola products play catch-up
Company's latest phones, follow-ups to the Razr and Q models, are merely me-too copies of their predecessors instead of new must-haves

By Eric Benderoff | Tribune technology writer
August 27, 2007
Motorola Inc. is rolling out new products to turn around a slide in sales that has dropped the Schaumburg-based company to No. 3 in global mobile phone sales, according to estimates.
Tribune



Aug. 27, 2007
Hewitt to buy Maryland firm
(AP) — Hewitt Associates Inc., a provider of human-resources services, said on Monday it would buy RealLife HR to target mid-sized companies.

Maryland-based RealLife oversees health and welfare benefits for 35 companies, each of which has fewer than 15,000 employees and retirees. Lincolnshire-based Hewitt did not disclose financial terms of the agreement, which is expected to close at the end of August.
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Boeing joins satellite competition
By Donna Borak
ASSOCIATED PRESS
08/27/2007
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. are rival bidders for the first phase of a military contract worth up to $2 billion to build a next-generation global satellite system, the companies said Monday.
STL Today



Helping keep tabs on consumers
TECH MATTERS | MediaBank developing an operating system so agencies know if their efforts are working

August 27, 2007
BRAD SPIRRISON [email protected] Sun-Times Columnist
....While monitoring how people respond to a radio jingle or newspaper ad is easier said than done, Chicago-based startup MediaBank is recruiting advertising agencies to participate in just such a venture.

The company, which was founded in 2006 and recently raised $10.5 million from Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, is developing an "operating system for all media buying" that will enable agencies to purchase and eventually assess the performance of all of their campaigns, said founder and CEO Brad Keywell.
Sun Times



Midwest Nanotechnology on a Roll, New Small Times Report Says 8/27/2007
CHICAGO – We are all so barraged by news articles these days (whether they come from the Internet, TV, newspapers, trade publications and even regular mail) that we tend to filter out the great majority of news unless someone or something sensitizes us to a key area or topic.

After that sensitizing, we immediately begin to graft on to news regarding that particular subject. As I have had multiple recent discussions with NanoBusiness Alliance executive director Sean Murdock, I have become increasingly sensitized to nanotechnology. Everywhere I go, I now see all kinds of news on this growth area.
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Merc sells trading floors, keeps Wacker headquarters
Associated Press
8:31 AM CDT, August 28, 2007
CME Group Inc., which operates the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade, announced an agreement Tuesday to sell the Merc's trading floors to a developer who will convert them to office space.
Tribune



Caterpillar to open diesel engine plant in China
By James P. Miller | Tribune staff reporter
8:26 AM CDT, August 28, 2007
Caterpillar Inc., in a significant expansion of its production capabilities in China, this morning unveiled plans to construct a "state-of-the-art" diesel-engine manufacturing facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu province.
Tribune



Magazine honors local business schools
EDUCATION | DePaul, U. of I. , NU, Loyola programs cited

August 28, 2007
BY CHERYL V. JACKSON [email protected]
DePaul University ranks high in the business of show, according to Fortune Small Business and its look at the best U.S. colleges for entrepreneurs.
The September issue of the magazine lists DePaul's performing arts management major among the 24 best cross-discipline programs for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Sun Times



Playboy perks up its ears
Christie Hefner has once-stalled giant on road to new financial heyday

August 28, 2007
TED PINCUS [email protected]
Some American companies have the agility to grow with the times and technology. Some don't.
And sometimes it takes a generational shift to help inject fresh momentum. Nowhere have I seen this scenario more vividly played out than at the world's enduring icon of good living, Playboy.
Sun Times



Last updated: August 28, 2007 08:36am
Duke Pencils 140,000-SF Spec Office Building
By Gina Kenny

ROSEMONT, IL-Duke Realty Corp. is planning a speculative 140,000-sf office building at the intersection of Bryn Mawr and Pearl streets here. The cost of the building is estimated at $30.8 million, says Steve Schnur, senior vice president of Duke’s Chicago office group. Rosemont Crossings I will be a four-story building with 35,000-sf floor plates and a two-story lobby constructed on a five-acre parcel.
Globe St



Boeing joining moon project
Company awarded NASA contract to help build rockets

WASHINGTON - NASA on Tuesday awarded a contract worth as much as $1.13 billion to Boeing Co. to build a key part of its multibillion-dollar rocket system to send astronauts back to the moon.
Tribune



Goldman Sachs, private firm to pour $1 billion into Global Hyatt
Chicago hotelier unlikely to go public anytime soon

James P. Miller | Tribune staff reporter
5:01 PM CDT, August 29, 2007
Global Hyatt Corp. disclosed late Wednesday that a private investment firm and an investing group affiliated with Goldman Sachs Capital Partners have agreed to make a $1 billion equity investment in the Chicago-based hotel operator.
Tribune



Merc pastures pork pit
TRADING | Frozen pork bellies once a hot commodity

August 29, 2007
BY DAVID ROEDER [email protected]
To cut the fat in preparation for its merger with the Chicago Board of Trade, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is cutting its pork bellies pit.

The Merc said Tuesday it will end face-to-face trading in frozen pork bellies -- bacon at the grocery store level -- a contract that was part of the exchange's rise to prominence in the 1960s. Frozen pork bellies have lost popularity with meat packers, and often fewer than 200 contracts trade on the Merc per day. During a 1960s boom in the market, pork bellies became the Merc's first commodity to hit a volume of a million contracts per year.
Sun Times



Pizzuti Changes Partners in Midst of $550M Project
By Gina Kenny

ROMEOVILLE, IL-Pizzuti Cos., based in Columbus, OH, is switching partners for the last 220 acres of its 800-acre Pinnacle Business Center. Capmark Investments LP, based in Philadelphia, and Pizzuti plan to develop more than 3.5 million sf of space with a value of more than $250 million. Nationwide Realty Investors had been the development partner with Pizzuti for the development of nearly six million sf of industrial space on 580 acres, says Joel Pizzuti, president and chief operations officer with Pizzuti.
Globe St



Aug. 29, 2007
By Brandon Glenn
B of A makes no promises to Chicago: report
(Crain’s) — Bank of America Corp. won’t promise Chicago what it promised Boston, according to a local community group.
Crains



Aug. 29, 2007
Fed approves MAF Bancorp sale to National City
(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve said on Wednesday it approved National City Corp.'s bid to buy MAF Bancorp Inc., a merger that enables National City to expand in the Chicago area and into Wisconsin.
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Caterpillar to open diesel engine plant in China
By James P. Miller | Tribune staff reporter
8:26 AM CDT, August 28, 2007
Caterpillar Inc., in a significant expansion of its production capabilities in China, this morning unveiled plans to construct a "state-of-the-art" diesel-engine manufacturing facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu province.
Tribune


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Normally I am not a big fan of outsourcing manufacturing to 2nd 3rd or even 1st world nations to save labor dollars, with the underhanded side affect of union busting, but this one make allot of sense to me.

It reminds me of the collaboration that Boeing is doing with Japan in constructing the 787 composite dreamliner. If one could get a country to take a personal stake in the venture than one would expect to have a larger share from private and perhaps most importantly, esp. with China, National government and the contracts that could be consummated by these actions.

These potential benifits could literaly last for generations so I hope allot of research and long term consequenses are thought out and not just a bump of the stock for the next quarter and such not.

Caterpillar really is a large export manufacturing company that the USA have less and less of these days, along with Boeing.

We really need to support and foster R&D and expansion of these said companies for the general interest in our country's future economy and security.


BTW great job TUP for summarizing all of the important economic stories happening around town. Perhaps we as a group and me personally should give you the props you most derivatively deserve more often.

Bravo.

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Bank of America seem like real jerks.
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Normally I am not a big fan of outsourcing manufacturing to 2nd 3rd or even 1st world nations to save labor dollars, with the underhanded side affect of union busting, but this one make allot of sense to me.
The article did note that production at this plant will be mostly for the Asian market:
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Bank of America seem like real jerks.
Perhaps the most succinct and accurate statement about that company that I've seen posted LOL! They really are TOTAL jerks and I really hope their greed for LaSalle Bank backfires on them and that all of LaSalle's customers go to other local banks instead.
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Traders hold on to CME Group stock in buyback
By James P. Miller | Tribune staff reporter
9:23 AM CDT, August 30, 2007
Chicago Mercantlile Exchange parent CME Group Inc. said Thursday morning that its $3.5 billion offer to buy back as many as 6.25 million shares of common stock at $560 million had drawn only 1.65 million shares.

The relatively small number of shares tendered in effect represents a vote of confidence in the Chicago exchange's future prospects.
Tribune



Climbing to $1 billion
Growth expert cites 5 companies that zoom

August 30, 2007
BY MARY WISNIEWSKI [email protected]
Five Chicago area companies are on a revenue rocket, according to a corporate growth expert.

Huron Consulting, Morningstar, OptionCare, TreeHouse Foods and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions all should reach $1 billion in revenue by 2011 -- putting them in an elite group of just 5 percent of the U.S. companies that have gone public since 1980, according to David G. Thomson, a consultant and author of Blueprint to a Billion.
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Aug. 30, 2007
By Brandon Glenn
Microsoft to buy local tech firm
(Crain’s) — Another small Chicago firm is being scooped up by a global tech giant.

Parlano Inc., an instant-messaging software firm that survived the billion-dollar flameout of dot-com conglomerate Divine Inc., has agreed to be acquired by Microsoft Corp. Financial terms of the deal weren’t released.
Crains



Aug. 30, 2007
Norwegian airline orders 42 Boeing 737s

(AP) — Norwegian Air Shuttle AS has ordered 42 new Boeing 737-800 airliners and acquired rights to purchase 42 more, the airline and Boeing Co. said Thursday.
Crains



8/29/2007 10:00:00 PM
New school ready for action
Media arts school to open downtown

By HAYLEY GRAHAM
Editor

Lights, camera, action!" is what students will be saying at a new college that is set to open in a few weeks.

The first day of classes at Flashpoint: the Academy of Media Arts and Sciences' downtown campus at 28 N. Clark will be on Sept. 17. The new school's hands-on curriculum will prepare students to work in film, recording, video game and animation fields.
Chicago Journal



Midwest Business has a raging hard-on for Indiana's technology scene for some reason, but it's relevant enough for me to regularly post here:

High-End IT Professionals: Indiana’s Exploding Tech Industry Needs You 8/30/2007
INDIANAPOLIS – What’s in the No. 1 slot for high-tech positions in Indiana? With a $14 billion life sciences industry, one might think it’s something pharmaceutical or biotech given the presence of Hoosier industry giants Eli Lilly, WellPoint and Zimmer.
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Ace makes case to renovate
Board wants store dealers to replace co-op structure to compete

By Sandra M. Jones | Tribune staff reporter
August 31, 2007
Ace Hardware Corp.'s board and senior management want to change the structure of the Oak Brook-based hardware retailer from a dealer-owned cooperative to a traditional corporation, a move that would give headquarters more control over its far-flung fleet of 4,600 stores.
Tribune



Sears profits tumble 40 percent
Retailing | Sales fall for second straight quarter despite heavy markdowns

August 31, 2007
BY SANDRA GUY [email protected]
Sun Times



Putnam kaput in N.Y.
STEPS DOWN | Local entrepreneur returning here

August 31, 2007
BY DAVID ROEDER [email protected]
Having lost his influence, Chicago firebrand Gerald Putnam is now out the door at the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange.
Putnam stepped down as vice chairman of NYSE Euronext, a company he joined in 2005 when the NYSE bought out his Chicago-based Archipelago electronic stock exchange. A statement Thursday from the NYSE said Putnam will continue as a senior adviser from an office in Chicago.
Sun Times



Aug. 31, 2007
By Alby Gallun
Chicago-area home prices rise: report
(Crain’s) — Prices of homes in the Chicago area continued to rise through the first half of the year, albeit at a slower rate, according to a government report released Thursday.
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Looks like Chicago's economy has some kinks, but overall, it's chugging along
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
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By John Pletz
Hello Moto? Hello?
No iPhone-style buzz as new Q, Razr debut; a headache for Zander

Motorola Inc.'s updated Q9m smartphone hit Verizon stores last week, but there were no lines of eager customers waiting outside.
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By David Sterrett
Wrigley sells less gum for more money
Price hike cuts into volume, marketshare as Cadbury expands
A price hike is boosting Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.'s U.S. gum revenues but costing it customers at a time when a big rival is gaining ground.
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By H. Lee Murphy
Hartmarx adopts a more youthful look
After shedding some suits, it buys Monarchy jeans

Best known through its 125-year history as a suitmaker, Hartmarx Corp. has been dropping cheaper lines to focus on luxury products. But that hasn't stopped the Chicago company from expanding its blue jean business.
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By Mike Colias
Medical startups — for credit
Northwestern program hopes to attract VC
Swami Gnanashanmugam can't stop the ideas from popping into his head.

The fourth-year student at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine envisions an easier way to insert a patient's breathing tube, a better method for delivering medication to psychiatric patients and the creation of tiny devices to improve heart surgery.
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TECH MATTERS | Good old Midwest reluctance to boast doesn't do us any good when it comes to attracting funds

September 3, 2007
BY BRAD SPIRRISON Sun-Times Columnist
While there's no shortage of playmakers with over-the-top technology practices in Chicago, a Second City psyche might block a number of worthy companies from ultimately crossing the goal line.
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Green Party's convention coming to Chicago
POLITICS | Anti-war, pro-environment group expects 2,000

September 4, 2007
BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter/[email protected]
Chicago did not bid for the major political conventions being held next year. The Democrats will meet in Denver and the Republicans in St. Paul.
But Chicago will get a glimmer of national politics as the Green Party holds its national convention in July at the Chicago Theatre, with as many as 1,500 to 2,000 participants staying at the historic Blackstone Hotel.
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Aviation Capital Group orders 15 Boeing 737s
Associated Press
3:40 PM CDT, September 4, 2007
SEATTLE - Aircraft maker Boeing Co. on Tuesday said leasing company Aviation Capital Group ordered 15 of its single-aisle 737 passenger jets.
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Sept. 04, 2007
CME's August volume jumps 78%
(AP) — CME Group Inc., which operates multiple options and commodities exchanges, said Tuesday that 14.9 million contracts were traded on average each day during August, a 78% increase from August 2006.
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