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  • Healthcare reform heats up drugstore battle

    Healthcare reform heats up drugstore battle
    Obamacare is driving a transformation in the way pharmacies do business, so get ready. The healthcare reform law will expand access to medical services for millions of people. That's going to place added pressure on primary healthcare providers and...
  • Robert B. Reich: Why we should stop subsidizing executive pay

    Almost everyone knows CEO pay is out of control. It surged 16 percent at big companies last year, according to the New York Times, and the typical CEO raked in $15.1 million. Meanwhile, the median wage continued to drop, adjusted for inflation. What's...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti's goal: modernize city government

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti's goal: modernize city government
    They appear to be routine job interviews: One by one, the top managers of city agencies spend an hour with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as he ponders who should stay and who should go. But with Garcetti wrapping up three months of evaluations, far...
  • Sales of tablets to top laptops in 2013, study projects

    Sales of tablets to top laptops in 2013, study projects
    Going beyond previous estimates, market research firm IDC said it expects that tablet computers will outsell laptops this year. Tablets were already on pace to beat sales of desktop computers: By 2015, IDC said, tablets will have more market share...
  • Future jobs in customer service

    Future jobs in customer service
    How long has it been since you called a company on the phone for customer service? A week? A few months? Now think about the last time you went online to pay a bill or searched for an answer online. It was probably a lot more recently, right? In today&...
  • Folgers No. 1 cup of Joe in America; coffee snobs may cringe

    Folgers No. 1 cup of Joe in America; coffee snobs may cringe
    A coffee connoisseur may look for balanced flavors, acidity and proper brewing technique in their cup of Joe, but America's palate prefers a more simpler brew: Folgers. J.M. Smucker Co., the maker of Smucker's jam and Folgers coffee, reported...
  • Many highly paid CEOs end up as failures, report says

    Nearly 40% of the nation’s best-paid CEOs over the past two decades were either fired, forced to take government bailouts or in charge of companies that paid huge amounts in fraud-related claims. That’s the conclusion of a report Wednesday...
  • Dart v. Evans v. Preckwinkle

     
    Originally published April 17; moved to the top of the blog because it's the subject of my Friday print column. I've been meaning to get to this extraordinary spat on "Chicago Tonight" earlier this month. WTTW-Ch. 11 invited Cook County......
  • $38,000 Full-Size Sedan Challenge: Overview

     
    If the new-car market is a Big Mac, full-size sedans would amount to only the sesame seeds. They're a sliver of the auto market, accounting for just 3.5% of new-car sales in the first seven months of 2013. Still, automakers......
  • China: Hollywood Studios Still Face Headaches

    With more and more foreign films now being allowed into China, and potential revenues that can be earned having risen to 25% (from as little as 13%), one might think that doing business in China is getting easier for Hollywood. But that's simply not...
  • Snapshot of a Hybrid Owner

     
    According to new data from Experian, hybrid vehicles still make up only a small percentage of all cars on the road today, but they're gaining market share. The data company's study showed that hybrid car market share went from 2.2%......
  • GM Plans Eight 40+ MPG Cars By 2017

     
    GM's latest Sustainability Report pledges to improve gas mileage across the automaker's U.S. lineup 18% by 2016, reduce corporate energy use and propagate landfill-free facilities. GM also aims to double its number of cars that achieve an EPA highway...