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Here's how Baker McKenzie profits from offshore tax system

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:21:16 -0400

The Chicago law firm's renowned tax practice brings in nearly a fifth of its revenue.

The either/or world of Cards Against Humanity: Funny or die

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:43:40 -0400

It launched as "a party game for horrible people." Now, six years in, Max Temkin and his co-founder friends must figure out how to keep it relevant.

Why do people give? Not for the tax break.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:42:27 -0400

The GOP's tax-code overhaul raises the standard deduction and thus reduces the incentive to itemize. Nonprofit execs worry that will hurt donations. But should they?

Wise up: Government budgets in Illinois are not balanced

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:32:35 -0400

State and local budgets in Illinois often are described as balanced. But most budgets fall far short of balance under any common-sense approach.

It's a store—and a de facto logistics hub

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:31:53 -0400

In a new universe where convenience and automation reign, retailers are figuring out how to revamp physical stores to accommodate omnichannel shopping.

Mary Kramer is named group publisher of Crain's Chicago Business

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:01:44 -0400

The longtime Crain Communications executive will oversee the company's four city business publications.

Illinois politics is like Thanksgiving without turkey this year

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:30:00 -0400

The Illinois Democratic Party's central committee used to endorse—or at least meet to talk about endorsing—candidates for top statewide jobs. Not so this year. Here's why.

Will futures trading in bitcoin be worth the risks?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:30:00 -0400

Well-managed futures trading of bitcoin could be just the thing for CME and its customers. But a bitcoin blowup could cause a lot of collateral damage. Which will it be?

A smart oven even a dummy could master

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:13:49 -0400

Combination ovens, which cook with steam and/or convection heat, are common in restaurant kitchens. But they're rare in homes. This $399 version might change that.

Tax rewrite too important to rush through, GOP

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:30:40 -0400

If a tax overhaul is worth undertaking—and we agree it is—Congress should slow down and do it right.

How you follow up on chief of staff to FLOTUS

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:30:00 -0400

Christina "Tina" Tchen is back in Chicago after a stint at the Obama White House. She is heading the local office of law firm Buckley Sandler.

Our take on Land & Lake in LondonHouse Hotel

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:00:00 -0400

Nothing shocks or intends to. Many dishes, in fact, may remind you of a more-ambitious-than-usual family picnic.

Designers tap into a lucrative market: Single men

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:30:00 -0400

Beer fridge in bedroom? Check. TV in kitchen? Check. Nearly a third of the U.S. population now lives alone. Enter the man-cave designer.