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    Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

    Worsening tensions in Ukraine and some weak showings from retailers on Thursday sent U.S. stocks slightly lower for the first time this week. The developments largely overshadowed encouraging news on the U.S. economy and labor market.

    Aug 28, 2014 4:40 PM

    U.S. financial markets ended slightly lower Thursday, marking their first loss in a week of record highs. The escalating conflict in Ukraine, disappointing retail earnings and profit outlooks combined to weigh down the market, eclipsing some good news on the U.S. economy and labor market.

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    Baxter refutes reports of impending move to Boston area

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    Aug 28, 2014 12:05 PM

    Baxter International does not plan to move headquarters of either of its spinoff businesses to the Boston area, a spokeswoman said Thursday, refuting a report in the Boston Business Journal.

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    JPMorgan boosts defenses after attack on systems

    JPMorgan Chase & Co., the biggest U.S. bank, said it increased defenses against computer hackers after an attack against the industry this month.

    Aug 28, 2014 9:14 AM

    JPMorgan Chase & Co., the biggest U.S. bank, said it increased defenses against computer hackers after an attack against the industry this month. The lender is taking additional steps to safeguard sensitive and confidential information., JPMorgan will contact any customers that might have been affected/

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    Defendants cut from $13 million St. Charles roof collapse lawsuit

    An insurance company is suing for $13 million damages for Aquascape’s green roof collapse in February 2011. Several subcontractors could be dismissed from the lawsuit if a Kane County judge determines they’ve reached good faith settlements next month.

    Aug 28, 2014 12:12 PM

    Several subcontractors could be dismissed from the $13 million lawsuit filed after part of a green roof at the St. Charles Aquascape collapsed in 2011. A hearing in mid-September will determine if the subcontractors have reached good-faith settlements for damages; the main defendant, a Artisan Design Build, a Madison, Wisconsin-based firm, is still on the lawsuit.

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    Libertyville trustees to reconsider video gambling

    Libertyville will reconsider a ban on video gambling.

    Aug 27, 2014 7:02 PM

    Libertyville trustees will reconsider a five-year- old village ban on video gambling. The possible change came in response to a request by bar owner Ed Downing. "When I saw people were doing very will with it, I said, 'Why can't we have it in Libertyville?' " he said.

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    Boeing, Airbus vie for $2B order from India’s Air One

    At list prices, 20 Boeing 737-900ERs cost $1.98 billion, although airlines typically get discounts.

    Aug 28, 2014 9:17 AM

    India’s Air One Aviation Pvt. is seeking $2 billion of jets to take on Singapore Airlines Ltd.’s venture in the country, stoking competition in a market where carriers lost almost $10 billion in seven years. Air One, among six companies that last month got initial approval to start airlines in India, is looking at Airbus Group NV’s A320s and Boeing Co.’s 737s, its director Alok Sharma said in an interview yesterday. At list prices, 20 Boeing 737-900ERs cost $1.98 billion, although airlines typically get discounts.

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