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Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 4:46 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Sears to Close State Street Store Sunday

Sears to Close State Street Store Sunday

Sears Holdings Corp. is closing its State Street store Sunday. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 10:37 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Facility to Promote Chicago's Women-Owned Tech Startups

Facility to Promote Chicago's Women-Owned Tech Startups

Women in Chicago’s tech world will soon have a new opportunity. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 4:45 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Sears Announces Plans to Close State Street Store

Sears Announces Plans to Close State Street Store

Sears Holdings Corp. is closing its State Street store. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 1:40 PM
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By Associated Press

Magic Johnson Brings Insurance Jobs to Illinois

Magic Johnson Brings Insurance Jobs to Illinois

Earvin "Magic" Johnson will be a controlling shareholder of an insurance company that's opening new offices in Illinois and creating about 200 jobs. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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By Mitchell Grogg

Law Puts Employers on "Limited Profile"

Law Puts Employers on

Employers to be prohibited from asking for passwords to social networking sites. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Tax Cuts Can't Save Sears

Tax Cuts Can't Save Sears

The company is vanishing along with its middle class customers. Read »

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Daily Deals

Daily Deals

Learn from the original daily deals site, Groupon.

Pets

Pets

Some officials have estimated the City of Chicago's dog population to be somewhere around 500,000. Add in all the cats, fish and birds and you've got yourself an industry just begging -- and barking -- to be...

Social Media

Social Media

Social media offers traditional business minds a 12-6 curve ball. But we can help.

Fashion

Fashion

There are plenty of questions for a fledgling fashionista to answer. Never fear: We've got the goods.

Marketing

Marketing

Good luck making a dent in the public conscience if you don't have marketing and branding plan to get your message out.

Food Business

Food Business

Experts say 90 percent of new restaurants fail in their first year of operation. You want to be the 10 percent that makes it. But how?

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