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CPS Wants More Time to Name Closing Schools

     

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    November 2, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Chicago Public Schools will ask the state for more time to decide which schools the district plans to close or consolidate.

    More than 100 CPS schools could close or be consolidated; no firm number has been given. The move would impact thousands of Chicago public school students.

    The school district has a

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    As U.S. Economy Adds 171,000 Jobs in October. Unemployment Increases to 7.9%

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      NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Hiring was surprisingly strong in October, while the unemployment rate ticked higher, according to a report released just four days before the presidential election.

      The economy added 171,000 jobs in October, and unemployment ticked up to 7.9%, from 7.8% in September, the Labor Department said Friday.

      Economists surveyed by

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Hostile Takeover Leaves No Silver Lining for ICE Theaters

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        Across America, small business is actually winning the race over behemoth corporate "Goliaths" when it comes to growth, accounting for a staggering 70 percent of all new businesses according to the Small Business Administration.

        Given its importance to the economy, the nation's bottom line, and local communities, it stands to wonder why anyone

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago