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Space-Age Stock Investing

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March 8, 2018

I know that people can make tons of money on the stock market, but I don’t really understand how that can be. It seems so hard to predict what the market is going to do, and so many people get it wrong. How can expert investors keep making money over time? Isn’t every day a huge risk for them? I can understand how someone might make some money quickly in the stock market, but the fact that companies and professionals ...

New hyperloop train proposal would connect Chicago to Cleveland

New hyperloop train proposal would connect Chicago to Cleveland

March 5, 2018

While Chicago is looking at companies to build a proposed O’Hare International Airport–downtown express train, plans are proceeding for a new train that could connect Chicago and Cleveland in less th...

Mars One, a privately funded project, aims to establish the first independent human colony on the Red Planet by 2025. Before the chosen applicants arrive, an additional spacecraft will be sent to Mars with six cargo units that will be used as the individual living units.

Mission to Mars a one-way ticket

January 27, 2014

Swooping down from the night sky, invading backyards with bright lights and eerie noises, a Martian encounter remains one of the most ubiquitous science fiction fantasies. But what if humans could be the Mar...

Chicago banks on rail

By Chris Loeber

January 17, 2012

For many travelers in the U.S., intercity transportation means road trips and plane tickets. In the foreseeable future, it may also mean 220 mph trains.A number of initiatives put forth by many levels of government in cooperation with the private sector could establish Chicago as a launching point for comprehensive high-speed rail networks in the Midwest.The federal government announced on Jan. 4 that Illinois will receive $1...

Columbia’s construction projects set to finish by summer 2012

By Samuel Charles

April 11, 2011

The various construction projects around Columbia’s campus have been ongoing for more than a year. And now, while two projects are near completion, more are scheduled to begin in the next few months with the intent to keep buildings in line with safety codes.The facade improvement projects being performed at the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., and South Campus Building, 624 S. Michigan Ave., are scheduled to ...

High-speed rail line needs solid plan

By Editorial Board

February 15, 2010

Several U.S. states will get upgraded passenger train systems, President Barack Obama announced in his State of the Union address on Jan. 27.  These states will receive part of an $8 billion economic stimulus grant to fund the high-speed train lines. The initiative is aimed toward creating jobs and efficient transportation throughout the nation.Illinois was awarded approximately $1.2 billion of the grant money and will us...

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