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    Does your car have a secret warranty?

    Car owners could save thousands of dollars by taking advantage of free or reduced-cost repairs that aren’t announced to the general public by automakers, according to Consumer Reports.

    Oct 1, 2014 8:03 AM

    Car owners could save thousands of dollars by taking advantage of free or reduced-cost repairs that aren’t announced to the general public by automakers, according to Consumer Reports.

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    Dist. 204 students begin ‘real-life marketing situation’

    Naperville City Council member Robert Fieseler introduces Waubonsie Valley High School students to their new marketing challenge: Promote vacant storefronts and land in the Naperville Crossings development at Route 59 and 95th Street to new businesses.

    Oct 1, 2014 5:30 AM

    Roughly 250 students in marketing classes at three Naperville-area high schools are getting the chance to market empty storefronts and vacant lots in a south Naperville development to potential new business tenants. “It’s a real-life marketing situation that they could have a real-life impact on the community,” Indian Prairie Unit District 204 Superintendent Karen Sullivan said about the competition, called Mission 60564. “We always try to simulate things, but this is for real.”

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    Malls in U.S. offer discount that’s not for customers

    The next wave of U.S. mergers may be coming to a shopping mall near you. Washington Prime Group Inc., a Bethesda, Maryland-based owner of strip shopping centers and regional malls, agreed last month to buy rival Glimcher Realty Trust in a $4.3 billion deal.

    Oct 1, 2014 8:03 AM

    The next wave of U.S. mergers may be coming to a shopping mall near you.Washington Prime Group Inc., a Bethesda, Maryland-based owner of strip shopping centers and regional malls, agreed last month to buy rival Glimcher Realty Trust in a $4.3 billion deal.

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    Comcast may follow the 1 million who fled Detroit

    Detroit lost more than 1 million residents and three-quarters of its retail businesses on its way to bankruptcy. Now Comcast Corp. wants to go, too.

    Oct 1, 2014 8:03 AM

    Detroit lost more than 1 million residents and three-quarters of its retail businesses on its way to bankruptcy. Now Comcast Corp. wants to go, too. The largest U.S. cable-television company says it will shed 2.5 million customers in Detroit and other Midwestern and Southern communities as part of a plan to buy No. 2 Time Warner Cable Inc.

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    World’s 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50

    A Shinkansen bullet train heads for Tokyo Station near Shimbashi Station on the Tokaido Main Line in Tokyo. Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

    Oct 1, 2014 8:04 AM

    It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, “like flying in the sky.” Zipping cross-country in a super-high-speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday.

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    What’s behind the EBay, PayPal separation

    In February, EBay Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe appeared on Bloomberg Television with a message: Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn is wrong and PayPal is stronger as part of the online marketplace.

    Oct 1, 2014 8:04 AM

    In February, EBay Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe appeared on Bloomberg Television with a message: Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn is wrong and PayPal is stronger as part of the online marketplace.Yesterday, just seven months later, Donahoe announced he has decided to split off PayPal as a separate company from EBay.

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