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How well has TransUnion done for Goldman?

TransUnion has done well by shareholders since the credit reporting agency once owned by Chicago’s billionaire Pritzker family went public in June 2015. Shares of Chicago-based TransUnion are up 67 percent since then, far outpacing a 12 percent rise for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and a 15 percent increase for financial services stocks generally. Public shareholders clearly have nothing to complain about. Still, they might feel envious of a more privileged pair of TransUnion investors, which bought the company from the Pritzkers and Chicago buyout shop Madison Dearborn for $1.6 billion in April 2012. Five years later, a ...

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Finally, a VR chair that won’t make you nauseous

Tom Cruise lied and told me I’d feel like I was floating in zero gravity. OK, Cruise didn’t really lie to me IRL, but he did in VR, after I strapped on an Oculus Rift VR headset and sat down in a Positron Voyager VR cinema chair to try out the The Mummy: Zero Gravity VR Experience at SXSW 2017. The Positron Voyager was introduced at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Like all immersive theater chairs — you know, like those 4D movie chairs that rock back and forth to make you feel every explosion — the Voyager promises ...

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100-day cleanliness campaign ends, Karachi remains dotted with garbage piles

KARACHI: The city mayor’s 100-day cleanliness campaign came to an end on Friday, but streets of the city remain strewn with garbage. “I want to ask Mayor Waseem Akhtar and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah whether they had decided to carry out the cleanliness campaign in a select few areas only,” a resident of Lines Area said while talking to Geo News on Friday. Another local who was sitting near a dinghy spot said it has been a long time since garbage is being dumped here. “Right now someone has set the heaps on fire since they did not ...

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