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Trump promised to shrink the U.S. trade deficit. Instead, it exploded to a record level.


“The Commerce Department said Wednesday that – despite more than two years of President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies — the United States last year posted a $891.2 billion merchandise trade deficit, the largest in the nation’s 243-year history.” Read more here.

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Your Guide to the 2019 Chicago Municipal Elections


“Election Day in Chicago is almost here, with voters across the city heading to the polls. Here’s a look at some essential resources to help you prepare for the big day…” Read more here.

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Amazon cancels NYC HQ2, plans to expand other tech hubs


“Amazon took its ball and went home, dropping plans for a major expansion in New York City that could have included 25,000 jobs. While it’s a blow to New York, it’s good news for Chicago and other cities. “We do not intend to reopen the HQ2 search at this time,” the company said. “We will proceed […]

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World trade group is likely to investigate Trump’s China tariffs


“Tension between the U.S. and China is about to get more complicated, with the World Trade Organization ready to investigate President Donald Trump’s tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods. On Monday, the Geneva-based arbiter of trade disputes is likely to begin an inquiry into whether the U.S. duties violate a requirement that all […]

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Revised Lincoln Yards plan earns alderman’s support: ‘Now time to move forward’


“Over the past weekend, developer Sterling Bay released an updated masterplan for its sprawling Lincoln Yards megaproject, securing the backing of 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins in the process. The new version of the SOM-designed plan—the third iteration since its initial public debut in July—reflects recent revisions such as the elimination of a 20,000-seat soccer stadium and entertainment district for […]

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The Most Powerful Women in Chicago Business


“Chicago has a pack of powerful women. This special report demonstrates their achievements across industries. They’ve seized their opportunities, plunged ahead with their ventures and cultivated communities supportive of others—regardless of barriers in their way.” To read more, click here.

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World Bank cuts forecast for world economic growth in 2019


The World Bank is downgrading its outlook for the global economy this year, citing rising trade tension, weakening manufacturing activity and growing financial stress in emerging-market countries. In a report titled “Darkening Skies,” the anti-poverty agency said Tuesday that it expects the world economy to grow 2.9 percent in 2019, down from the 3 percent it forecast […]

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Robots aren’t yet killing off all our jobs, World Bank says


“The rise of automation has so far had a negligible impact on jobs at a global scale, the World Bank chief economist says, despite common gloomy predictions that humans are set to be replaced by machines. While advanced economies have shed industrial jobs over the last two decades, the rise of the same sector in East Asia […]

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CTA approves contracts that pave the way for $2.1 billion Red-Purple Line modernization


“The CTA board on Wednesday approved contracts for the largest and costliest construction project in CTA history: the massive $2.1 billion Red and Purple Line modernization. The board also approved a contract for preliminary work on an even larger project: the proposed $2.3 billion extension of the Red Line from 95th Street to 130th Street. […]

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WTCA Meridian – November 2018


Investors recognized three global trends shaping real estate in 2018. Find out what they are in the latest issue of the WTCA Meridian.

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