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Chicago bars on hot seat for massive cover charges

Chicago bars on hot seat for massive cover charges

The Chicago Cubs are in the World Series for the first time in generations, and Cubs fans are feeling the love … but their favorite sports bars may not be sharing that love. Several sports bars in fabled Wrigleyville have started charging a cover for fans coming in to watch the games. Not all the bars are doing so, but some of the pubs are demanding upwards of $200 a head just to watch the game in their bar.

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Philippine president in hot water for separation comments

Philippine president in hot water for separation comments

All is not well in the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte freaked the international community completely out by announcing his “separation” from Washington. The alarm was so loud and widespread, both in and out of the Philippines, Duterte was forced to come back and clarify what he “really” meant.

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Manuel loses at ballot box but still wins the Nobel Prize

Manuel loses at ballot box but still wins the Nobel Prize

It took years for Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his negotiators to put together a cease-fire agreement with his country’s most violent and persistent militant rebel groups. But they did it. Then, when it looked like Colombia may have peace for the first time in most folks’ recent memories, the people voted to reject the peace accord.

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ITT Tech fallout continues

ITT Tech fallout continues

When ITT Technical Institute announced it would be closing its doors recently, thousands of students across the country were left without options. They had invested time and money in a degree, but, partially completed, they had few options for completion. Nothing to show for their time but debt.

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Does the top NCAA ticket deliver value?

Does the top NCAA ticket deliver value?

Notre Dame has a history unlike any other in college football. Their pigskin heroes have reached legendary status. Legendary, because it’s been decades since the players wearing the storied Golden Domes have been a real contender. Even the salad days of the 80s and early 90s, when it seemed like either the Irish or the Miami Hurricanes were playing for a title every year seems like a distant memory.

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Maryland hospital suffers bacteria scare

Maryland hospital suffers bacteria scare

Prince George’s Hospital in Maryland is in a world of hurt at the moment. According to the Associated Press, officials have found yet another incident of a “potentially deadly bacterium” in the hospital.

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Amazon invests heavily in Britain

Amazon invests heavily in Britain

Online retail powerhouse Amazon.com is extending its reach into Britain. The company recently announced plans to create 1,500 new jobs in 2017 when it opens a distribution center in Tilbury, a town in the southeast of England.

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TNT Doubles Down on the NBA

TNT doubles down on the NBA

This year’s NBA Finals was one for the record books. LeBron James (finally) brought a title back to Cleveland, and the team he beat to make that possible might just be the best all-around team in the league. They’re certainly built to last and chock-full of marquee talent.

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Anthem ready to dig heels in

Anthem ready to dig heels in

Anthem, one of the largest insurance providers in the country, wants to buy rival Cigna. The U.S. Department of Justice moved to block the acquisition, saying it would reduce competition and raise prices on both open market and insurance exchanges. But, it looks like Anthem is not about to take the governmental rebuke sitting down. The company has vowed to stand and fight any attempts by the DOJ to block the purchase.

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Skechers PR Problem Has Lagging Sales

skechers pr issues lagging sales

There was a time when Skechers were all the rage. The brand hit the American consumer scene in a big way, back when Airwalk “skate” shoes were the fashion choice of anyone not wearing Air Jordans.

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