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Michael McAuliff

Republican Co-Chair Of The R&D Caucus Only Likes Certain Research | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Culberson, the new Republican co-chair of the Congressional Research and Development Caucus, doesn't necessarily value all res...

Talking Leadership With Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

Tom Fox | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Tom Fox

Pritzker, who founded and ran five different businesses in real estate, hospitality, senior living and financial services, spoke about her management and leadership philosophy with me.

All About Trade: First U.S. Cabinet-Level Visit to India's Modi Government

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 10.04.2014 | World
Gunjan Bagla

I am hopeful that India will rise from being the U.S.'s 11th-largest trading partner to among the top seven in the next decade. This requires both governments to work diligently to reduce real and hidden trade barriers and let companies and entrepreneurs from each country interact and benefit from their counterparts.

Burma's Democracy Struggle Hostage to Real Estate Boom

Susanne Dumbleton | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Susanne Dumbleton

There is very little "free" about the market in Rangoon.

An Alliance Forged in Patriotism

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The death of the American steel industry is fine with the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Cato Institute. They say Americans should thank foreign states that violate international trade laws by subsidizing their steel industries.

20 Words Every Woman Should Read

Meg Seitz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Meg Seitz

We asked each woman to share who she is, what her business is all about, what inspired her and what advice she would give young entrepreneurs.

Open for Business: Reinventing U.S. Economic Development

Sec. Penny Pritzker | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Sec. Penny Pritzker

More times than not, it falls to America's mayors and governors to persuade companies to expand business investment and increase living standards in the United States. And for too long, the federal government has been an imperfect partner in this effort.

Jason Linkins

Meet Your Taxpayer-Subsidized Farm Bill Billionaires! | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

When most people think about farm subsidies, chances are they do not immediately think "massive taxpayer money boondoggle that should be cut from the ...

Senate Confirms Penny Pritzker As Commerce Secretary

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.26.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Tuesday confirmed billionaire business executive Penny Pritzker to be commerce secretary, filling a vacancy that has stood si...

Why UNITE HERE Is Opposing Penny Pritzker's Nomination for the Secretary of Commerce

D. Taylor | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
D. Taylor

Our President has said many of the right things about improving the lives of working Americans, but Commerce Secretary nominee stands in stark contrast to his positions.

Paul Blumenthal

What IRS White House Visitor Logs Really Show | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman is coming under further scrutiny over the number of times he visited the Wh...

The Real Status Quo of Chicago Public Schools

Dave Stieber | Posted 07.30.2013 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

When rhetoric comes from our CEO, mayor, or anyone high up in CPS about the Teachers Union wanting to keep kids trapped in the status quo, remember that the union is run by 40,000 people who work with students and have committed our professional lives to improving the opportunities for our students.

Obama Pick Faces Scrutiny Over Risky Loans

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's nominee for commerce secretary was questioned briefly about her ties to a subprime mortgage lender that failed ...

Can Pritzker Help Close the Deal on Spectrum?

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

President Obama has rightly received widespread accolades for nominating Penny Pritzker to be the next U.S. Commerce Secretary. A seasoned entreprene...

Obama in Plunderland: Down the Corporate Rabbit Hole

Norman Solomon | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The president's new choices for Commerce secretary and FCC chair underscore how far down the rabbit hole his populist conceits have tumbled. Yet the Obama rhetoric about standing up for working people against "special interests" is as profuse as ever.

Obama Did It For the Money

Robert Scheer | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The love fest between Barack Obama and his top fundraiser Penny Pritzker that has led to her being nominated as Commerce secretary would not be so unseemly if they both just confessed that they did it for the money

Obama To Tap Penny Pritzker For Commerce Secretary

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday chose two old friends with corporate executive experience for top posts on his economic team, na...

Penny Pritzker Resigns Abruptly From Chicago School Board

Posted 03.14.2013 | Chicago

Rumored U.S. Commerce Secretary candidate Penny Pritzker on Thursday stoked the flames of those reports when she resigned abruptly from the Chicago Bo...

16 Of The World's Richest People Live Right Here In Illinois

Posted 03.04.2013 | Chicago

In Forbes' recently-released list of the world's billionaires, there were some expected results (Mexican media mogul Carlos Slim and Microsoft's Bill ...

Dave Jamieson

Commerce Secretary Rumors Rattle Unions | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.08.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- In recent days, multiple news outlets -- from the Washington Post to the Chicago Sun-Times to Bloomberg -- have reported that Chicago bu...

A Panel of Pros

Jonathan Tisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan Tisch

Where will we end up in a new regulated environment? Jonathan Tisch asks some of those closest to President Obama: Bill Daley, lawyer Marty Lipton and Penny Pritzker.

Billionaire Obama Donors Fighting Obama Legislation | John Lippert and Holly Rosenkrantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three Chicago billionaires who helped fund President Barack Obama's election campaign are fighting legislation he backs that would make it easier for ...

Penny Pritzker: Wealthy Obama Campaign Finance Chair Breaks With President, Opposes EFCA

FireDogLake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Penny Pritzker, the finance chair of the Obama campaign who is now a member of his Economic Recovery Advisory Board, has a somewhat different opinion ...

McCain and Obama's Wall Street Greed Team

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Team Obama has matched and in some cases exceeded Team McCain in the mad dash to bundle cash from Wall Street with one even more troubling note.

Bill Richardson Withdraws Commerce Bid -- Time to Call Leo Hindery

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Leo Hindery, who was an economic advisor to the Obama campaign and authored the interesting book It Takes a CEO, is a real stand out who the Obama team should consider for Commerce.