Virgin America: Chicago’s new kid on the block

Virgin has positioned itself more as the airline to beat than the underdog. It might only have one gate in Chicago (and has yet to turn a profit since its U.S. debut in 2007) but with entertainment systems in every seat, instant messenger that lets you chat with other seats and wireless internet available for purchase on every flight, Virgin is the airline for the next generation.

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Joseph Stiglitz’s “Freefall” offers interpretation of recession

As the economy begins to slowly piece itself back together after the Great Recession, many are still wondering how it all happened. What went wrong? How could this have been prevented? Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz tackles those questions and more in his analytic book “Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy.”

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