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1 Run fast, run safe

More than 40,000 runners crossed the finish line at Sunday’s Chicago Marathon, with Kenyan Dennis Kimetto racing across the 26.2-mile course in 2:03:45, or about the time it takes to get a Ventra operator on the phone. Heightened security was everywhere, and many runners said last spring’s Boston Marathon bombings provided more inspiration than fear. [Sun-Times]

2 Two more Nobels in Hyde Park

The University of Chicago piled up two more Nobel Prizes in economics. Lars Peter Hansen and Eugene Fama share this year’s award with Robert Shiller of Yale University. The three are honored for their individual research on asset prices, which has helped understand and predict how stock and bond prices will change over three years or longer. [Sun-Times]

3 Black Friday to happen Thursday

Corporate America continues to find ways to extend and eventually, completely ruin, the holidays. Macy’s employees yesterday learned that this year’s Black Friday shopping will start on Thursday, Thanksgiving, at 8 p.m. [Sun-Times]

4 Bartman’s plight

Ten years after the Cubs blew their best shot at a World Series in forever, Steve Bartman remains in self-imposed exile. The incident continues to dog him, and his people are none too happy with those who have exploited it. [Tribune]

5 Still shut down

Congressional leaders still don’t have a deal to end the government shutdown or avoid a federal default. But at least they’re talking. [NYTimes]

6 Helping hands for women in tech

The number of women working in the technology business remains frustratingly low. But like with everything in the tech business, entrepreneurs are trying to solve the problem. Meet a couple of enterprising Chicagoans throwing bricks at the industry’s glass ceilings. [Grid]

7 ‘The Minority Report’

Sherman Wright has built Common Ground into one of Chicago’s most successful small advertising agencies, creating popular campaigns for big clients like MillerCoors and Verizon Wireless. Wright talked to Grid’s Micaela Brown about the ups and downs of running a young business, about the good and bad of being a minority-business owner, and about where he gets his late-night eats. [Grid]

8 Bucktown beating trial

The man who allegedly attacked two women with a baseball bat in Bucktown goes on trial today. Prosecutors say Heriberto Viramontes viciously beat Natasha McShane and Stacy Jurich under a viaduct on Damen in April 2010. McShane won’t be at the trial; she remains at home in Ireland, trying to recover from her severe injuries. [Sun-Times]