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Emanuel set to call for largest property tax hike in modern Chicago history

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is set to call for the largest property tax increase in modern Chicago history to raise enough money to make a major pension payment for police and firefighters next year, the mayor's City Council floor leader and a City Hall source told the Chicago Tribune late Wednesday.<p>The …

Rahm Emanuel

Shelf-size stereo delivers massive sound from a tiny footprint

Now that we’re in the era of the portable Bluetooth speaker, it’s hard to justify spending money on a stereo that just sits on a shelf at home.<p>That perception is exactly what this tiny stereo system from German audio giant Thonet and Vander aims to fight, though. The Rätsel brings old-school stereo …

Cheap oil is finally having an impact on expensive air travel

This is due in large part to falling oil prices, which hit multi-year lows on Friday. Jet fuel, the airlines' biggest overhead expense, has also tumbled.<p>Obviously, falling oil is good news for airlines that now have extra cash on hand. What they choose to do with the influx of capital, however, …

Oil

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

These Are The Most Creative Techie Resumes We’ve Ever Seen

And these days, a traditional resume often just won't cut it.<p>We've found cool, eye-catching resumes on Instagram and Pinterest, but these are the most creative techie resumes we've seen over the years.

Résumés

Why Does United Airlines Still Exist?

On June 15, I was sitting on my flight to Chicago, waiting for the plane to push back from the gate. I got a text message: the last flight to Grand …

Flying

Church: Mormon founder Joseph Smith wed 40 wives

<b>(CNN) —</b> The founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith, wed as many as 40 wives, including some who were already married and one as young as 14 years old, the church acknowledged in a surprising new essay.<p>Smith's marital history had been the subject of frequent historical debate, but until recently …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

On the Red Couch with Larry and Shawn King

Inside Flipboard / July 31, 2013<p>Legendary interviewer Larry King always knew he wanted to be a broadcaster. At age five, he would emulate the voices …