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Nearly 100 grassroots abortion funds face rising post-Roe need

(Bloomberg) — The brand-new REACH fund of Connecticut launched its first fundraising campaign last week. Its goal was modest, $50,000, but its timing proved prescient. The new abortion fund — its acronym stands for Reproductive Equity, Access & Choice — joined a growing list of nearly 100 such abortion aid groups around the country, just as the Supreme Court was about to issue a ruling expected to magnify the need for them.
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Trump's SCOTUS picks 'misled' Congress, Durbin says

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says justices appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by former President Donald Trump were not honest when they suggested to the panel that they’d rely on precedent and uphold the now-overturned Roe v. Wade abortion case.
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McDonald's names new CFO

(Bloomberg)—McDonald’s Corp. named Ian Borden as its new chief financial officer starting Sept. 1, part of a series of promotions as the company looks to overcome supply-chain challenges and capitalize on overseas growth. Borden—a company veteran who is currently president for international operations—will replace Kevin Ozan, who is...
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TreeHouse in talks to sell meal-prep unit

(Bloomberg)—Private equity firm Investindustrial is in exclusive talks to buy TreeHouse Foods Inc.’s meal-prep business, according to people familiar with the matter. A deal may value the business at about $1.3 billion including debt, said one of the people, who asked to not be identified because the matter isn’t public. A final agreement hasn’t been reached and talks could fall through, the people said.
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Illinois Chamber lays out its Rx for stopping the outflow of HQs: Today's Juice

Illinois Chamber of Commerce unveils its 2022 election agenda: Today's Juice, by Greg Hinz. As Illinois gets ready to vote on Tuesday and select the candidates who will compete in the November general election, one of the state’s largest business groups is laying out its agenda as to what it would like the contenders to talk about this fall – and implement ASAP.
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Abortion patients crossing state lines may hit tens of thousands

(Bloomberg) — Health-care providers in states where abortion remains legal expect a mass migration of patients seeking services in coming months following the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. “We’re guesstimating that in the tens of thousands of patients, if not more, will need to come somewhere in...

Where do Pritzker and Griffin go from here?

Ken Griffin’s decision to pull up stakes here shouldn’t have surprised anyone, least of all Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker, specifically given the public feud between the billionaire hedge fund mogul and the billionaire politician who currently occupies the highest office in the state.