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FTC announces right to privacy principles

The Federal Trade Commission today released a report outlining principles designed to encourage   companies to respect  consumers' right to privacy pertaining to Internet...

10 years after 9/11, security still top of mind

By Ann Meyer -- Chicago photographer Jimmy Fishbein hasn't forgotten the terrorist attacks that struck New York 10 years ago, where his photography studio was...

Nice Cream maker aims to keeping churning product by changing state rules

In business, luck can change overnight and sales can melt away. Chicago ice cream entrepreneur Kris Swanberg thought herself fortunate to be able to parlay...

New state-funded technology account could mean $150 million-plus in venture capital

The Illinois Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to pass a bill that authorizes 2 percent of the state Treasurer investment portfolio to...

Durbin to sponsor federal use-tax act

All but the smallest out-of-state online retailers would have to collect and remit a use tax to the states, under a  planned federal act...

State hopes to push use-tax burden to consumers with 2010 tax form

By Claire Hoffman Medill News Service -- April 18 may have been more dismal than usual for some Illinois taxpayers due to a new line on...

Vendors adjust to healthy foods movement

By Hallie Busta Move over, junk food. Chicago-area vending machine companies are swapping calorie-dense snacks for healthier items in the wake of new legislation designed...

Amazon.com closes Dallas warehouse over use-tax dispute

Amazon.com reportedly plans to close a Dallas distribution center due to a disagreement with the state of Texas over millions of dollars in sales...

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Masked merchants re-open Friday at Woodfield Mall after two-month hiatus

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My view: Bring in the $600 weekly checks

If the federal government pledge to give unemployed workers an extra $600 a week has...

Women founders share war stories to inspire persistence

"You have what it takes to triumph. You may not know it....

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