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Young Chicago coffee entrepreneur traces success back to the farmer

By Ann Meyer — Jacob Elster knows a good cup of coffee when he tastes it, but he also likes to know where it came from. That’s why Crop to Cup, the fast-growing coffee business Elster started with Taylor Mork in 2007, includes on its website and on farmer profile cards the stories of the […]

Soft skills get short shrift in business school: DePaul study

So-called “soft” skills used in business, such as managing workers and decision-making, might be most important on the job, but they often get short shrift at business schools, according to a DePaul University study of 373 business schools as reported in the Wall Street Journal. About 13 percent of required business courses taught skills for managing workers, while 10 […]

Durbin to sponsor federal use-tax act

All but the smallest out-of-state online retailers would have to collect and remit a use tax to the states, under a planned federal act that Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) are expected to introduce in Congress, according to news reports. In an editorial, the Chicago Sun-Times praised the concept of a national use tax […]

State hopes to push use-tax burden to consumers with 2010 tax form

By Claire Hoffman Medill News Service — April 18 may have been more dismal than usual for some Illinois taxpayers due to a new line on the state income tax form. Beginning with the 2010 tax year, Illinois Form IL-1040 specifically required individuals to report any use tax not paid on purchases made online or outside […]

State health plan covers pre-existing conditions

State health plan covers pre-existing conditions

Eight months after government-run insurance plans took effect for those with pre-existing conditions, many consumers aren’t aware of their existence, The New York Times reported. The plans, which were required by health care reform legislation and are subsidized by $5 billion in federal funds, provide health insurance to those who have been uninsured for at […]