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It’s All About Me

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 | 0 comments

It’s All About Me

You don’t have to be a celebrity to consider yourself a brand. In fact, no matter how low-profile your job, say career experts, it’s increasingly essential to assume the role of CEO not just of your career, but of your life. You can call this enterprise “Me, Inc.” “In today’s job market, being CEO of your own career is a necessity,” says Jay Scherer,...

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Poser Takes Donations for Self

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Poser Takes Donations for Self

A Chicago man pretended to work at a North Side street festival Saturday so he could stuff hundreds of dollars in admission donations into his pocket, authorities said. Christopher Urban, 39, was arrested and charged with theft about 5 p.m. Saturday at the Northside Summerfest on Lincoln Avenue at Irving Park Road in the North Center neighborhood, police said. How did he do it? By posing as an...

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Pay With Your Mobile at Dunkin’ Donuts

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 | 0 comments

Pay With Your Mobile at Dunkin’ Donuts

This week, Dunkin’ Donuts released a new app that lets you pay for doughnuts with your iPhone, iPod touch or Android smartphone. The Dunkin’ app works like the Starbucks mobile payment app. Download it from Google Play or the App Store, then load it up with money. The card supports American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and PayPal. The next time you need a doughnut fix, you can...

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Who Stabbed Grandpa?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 | 0 comments

Who Stabbed Grandpa?

Convicted mentally ill felons are sleeping among our beloved grandparents in Illinois nursing homes. They are also doing more than sleep.  For example, a frail man blind in one eye was slashed in the throat by a gang member, police say. About a year earlier, the same assailant allegedly had stabbed him in the face with an ice pick. More than any other state, Illinois relies heavily on nursing...

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Not Rich? Put Some Away Anyway

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 | 0 comments

Not Rich? Put Some Away Anyway

In a perfect world, we’d all put away 15 percent of our salaries annually for retirement as soon as we hit our early 20s. Saving that much so early would put us in good shape financially by the time we turn 65, experts say. But we don’t live in a perfect world. So what is a struggling 20-something supposed to do in a tough job market and growing student-loan balances, among other...

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