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  U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, the fewest since March. The gains were enough to lower the unemployment rate to a 4 -year low of 7.4 percent, a good sign in an otherwise lackluster report. The Labor Department said Friday that...

U.S. employers add 162K jobs, rate falls to 7.4 pct.

Updated: 8/2/2013 07:02 AM

  Governmental efforts to clean up the southwestern Illinois site of a former copper smelter are moving ahead with the expected removal of the property's toxic slag.The (Alton) Telegraph reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency next Tuesday...

Slag removal slated for Illinois Superfund site

Updated: 8/2/2013 06:25 AM

  In its first month of operation, Chicago's bike-sharing program logged 80,000 trips. The $22 million system known as Divvy is also getting a boost from 24 corporate and community partners. In return, those companies and organizations are able to...

Chicago bike share logs 80,000 trips in 1st month

Updated: 8/2/2013 06:26 AM

  In the four decades since Motorola first showed off a prototype of the world's first cellphone, the company has watched Apple, Samsung and other innovators surpass it in sales. With Google as its new owner, Motorola is introducing the Moto X, a...

Review: Motorola phone notable for customization

Updated: 8/2/2013 06:06 AM

  When Cate Blanchett was last in New York, in between her nightly performances in the acclaimed touring production of “Uncle Vanya,” she would slip uptown, to the East Side, to stealthily research her role in Woody Allen's latest,...

Cate Blanchett makes a powerhouse return in 'Jasmine'

Updated: 8/3/2013 12:06 PM

  William Petersen and Rae Gray play an uncle and niece with guarded secrets in the regional premiere of Greg Pierce's 2012 off-Broadway drama "Slowgirl" at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.

A teen and her recluse uncle share unsettling circumstances in 'Slowgirl'

Updated: 8/1/2013 02:07 PM

  Colliding stunts on Discovery and The Weather Channel feel like another "Sharknado." Discovery is holding its 26th annual Shark Week of programming at the same time The Weather Channel is airing Hurricane Week. The weather folks can't resist a joke...

Pair of stunts has networks thinking 'Sharknado'

Updated: 8/2/2013 01:46 PM

  NBC News anchor Brian Williams will be off the air for a few weeks soon for surgery to replace a knee that was damaged in a high school football game decades ago. Williams discussed knee replacement surgery in a story by Dr. Nancy Snyderman on NBC's...

NBC's Brian Williams to take leave for surgery

Updated: 8/2/2013 09:30 AM

  A Chinese fighter's victory at a Macau showdown brings the world's top casino market a step closer to challenging Las Vegas for dominance of another Sin City staple: big-time boxing matches.Macau, which long ago eclipsed Vegas as the world's top...

Macau aims for another Vegas staple: boxing

Updated: 8/1/2013 02:29 PM

  The top 10 finalists of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent are going to do their best to impress the judges and the audiences at both the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, Aug. 4, and at the Taste of Arlington Heights on Saturday, Aug. 10,...

Top 10: Who will win Suburban Chicago's Got Talent?

Updated: 8/1/2013 04:28 PM

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