Huron Consulting buys Click Commerce

By: Lorene Yue November 02, 2010 (Crain’s) — Huron Consulting Group Inc. has acquired software provider Click Commerce Inc. of Beaverton, Ore. The purchase will make Click Commerce’s roughly 60 workers part of Chicago-based Huron’s higher education practice. Click Commerce’s top three executives will become managing directors at Huron. Terms …

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The corruption case you barely heard of

November 1, 2010 BY TIM NOVAK AND CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporters It began with the arrest of a former member of the Jesse White Tumbling Team and turned into one of the most significant Chicago corruption investigations of Mayor Daley’ administration. The federal investigation dubbed “Operation Crooked Code” so far …

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Airport body scanners may cause cancer: Scientist – The Economic Times

LONDON: At a time when airports around the globe are planning to install full body scanners to maximise security, the US Congress has been warned that the X-ray imaging could increase the risk of skin cancer in air passengers. The body scanners emit radiation up to 20 times more powerful …

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Run Turkey, Run

The Fed’s announcement of a renewed commitment to Quantitative Easing has been well telegraphed and the market’s reaction is likely to be subdued. We are in a “liquidity trap,” where interest rates or trillions in asset purchases may not stimulate borrowing or lending because consumer demand is just not there. …

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Google 2.4% Rate Shows How $60 Billion Lost to Tax Loopholes

Jesse Drucker Oct 21, 2010 Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc. cut its taxes by $3.1 billion in the last three years using a technique that moves most of its foreign profits through Ireland and the Netherlands to Bermuda. Google’s income shifting — involving strategies known to lawyers as the …

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TSA demands testicular fondling as an alternative to naked scanners

Cory Doctorow at 2:20 AM Saturday, Oct 30, 2010 The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg has been experimenting with declining the whole-body TSA scanners at US airports — and now things have gotten more intimate. The TSA has initiated a new, more humiliating pat-down procedure for people who refuse to show screeners …

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Money rolls in, campaign ads roll on

Hoping to sway voters in tight statewide races, political groups pump cash into Illinois An unprecedented influx of political cash — most of it from outside Illinois — is feeding an inescapable wave of television attack ads aimed at manipulating voters in the final weeks of high-stakes campaigns for U.S. …

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Few answers from Notre Dame on student’s fatal accident – Chicago Breaking News

October 28, 2010 10:59 PM | No Comments SOUTH BEND, Ind. — No one can comprehend Declan Sullivan’s death — including the university charged with finding out why the 20-year-old student was asked to videotape football practice from an elevated perch during a strong wind advisory. University officials offered few …

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Chicago airport on alert about suspicious packages

More Terror Threats Before Elections Propaganda Warning Aviation officials say Chicago airport security personnel have been alerted to an investigation of suspicious packages on cargo planes in Philadelphia, Newark, N.J., and England. Chicago Department of Aviation spokeswoman Karen Pride says she can't talk specifically about any stepped-up security efforts or …

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November 2nd Really Is THAT Important

I know that you have heard over and over again about how important THIS election is. After hearing for the umpteenth time how this midterm is the most important midterm election EVER you may be suffering from overload. You may feel like you have had enough. You may have seen …

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