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Hurricane Irene is seen from space from the International Space Station, as it churns off the east coast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean, in this file photo.

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Hurricane Irene is seen from space from the International Space Station, as it churns off the east coast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean, in this file photo.

Weather Report? Sequestered

Count your weather forecasts among the possible victims of automatic federal budget cuts set to begin this week. The cuts would hit two troubled government satellite programs and potentially exacerbate a coverage gap that’s already expected to leave forecasters with...

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Penny Pritzker, chairman and chief executive officer of PSP Capital Partners LLC, in Chicago.

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Penny Pritzker, chairman and chief executive officer of PSP Capital Partners LLC, in Chicago.

Pritzker’s Prize: Commerce Candidate

Written with John McCormick President Barack Obama is close to choosing Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker, who led fundraising for his 2008 campaign, as his next commerce secretary, according to three people familiar with the matter. Pritzker, whose family built the...

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