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The Japanese might be the hardest working people in the world. Employees there sleep less and work longer hours than almost anywhere else. The culture is so rigorous that there's a word for literally working yourself to death: karoshi. That might be good if you're an employer trying to make [...]
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
Source Chicago Tribune – Business
Like so many things for the year ahead, changes probably are coming to the workplace. We asked several human resources experts and employment lawyers what they think we'll be talking about regarding compensation, benefits and how bosses manage their people. Some predictions: More companies will... [...]
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
Source Chicago Tribune – Business
At Tomorrow's Harvest farm, you won't find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales of hay. Just stacks of boxes in a basement and the summery song of thousands of chirping crickets. It's one of a growing number of operations raising crickets for human [...]
Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Source Chicago Tribune – Business
Professional golfer Jeff Sluman and his wife, Linda, who recently sold their 9,000-square-foot, custom-built mansion in east Hinsdale for $4 million, paid $1.5 million last month for a 21st-floor condo in Chicago's River North neighborhood.Now part of the PGA Tour's Champions Tour, Sluman, 59,... [...]
Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Source Chicago Tribune – Business
President-elect Donald Trump's refusal to divest from his global business empire has provoked a showdown in Washington over government ethics, pitting a small federal agency tasked with preventing conflicts of interest against the incoming administration and its Republican allies on Capitol Hill.... [...]
Fri, Jan 13, 2017
Source Chicago Tribune – Business

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