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Twitter Analysis Ranks Best and Worst Airlines
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Twitter Analysis Ranks Best and Worst Airlines

Apparently, United Airlines travelers are uniting over their disappointment with the airline via Twitter. Read »

Sep 22, 2014
Aurora Firm in China Meat Scandal Lays Off 340 Staff

Aurora Firm in China Meat Scandal Lays Off 340 Staff

A U.S. meat supplier said Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of... Read »

Sep 22, 2014
World's Biggest-Ever IPO: Alibaba Priced at $68 a Share

World's Biggest-Ever IPO: Alibaba Priced at $68 a Share

Alibaba has priced its initial public offering at $68 per share, near the upper end of its expected range, ahead of... Read »

Sep 18, 2014
Sears Takes $400M Loan From Lampert's Hedge Fund

Sears Takes $400M Loan From Lampert's Hedge Fund

Sears is taking out a $400 million secured short-term loan from a hedge fund run by CEO Edward Lampert. Read »

Sep 16, 2014
iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Set 1st-Day Record for Apple

iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Set 1st-Day Record for Apple

Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial... Read »

Sep 15, 2014
Airline Celebrates O'Hare Launch With $29 Airfare

Airline Celebrates O'Hare Launch With $29 Airfare

To celebrate the launch of its domestic service from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, Frontier Airlines is... Read »

Sep 15, 2014
McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Every Morning for Two Weeks

McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Every Morning for Two Weeks

From September 16 through September 29, participating McDonald’s locations across the country will be handing out... Read »

Sep 15, 2014
Olive Garden Investor Says Back Off On the Breadsticks

Olive Garden Investor Says Back Off On the Breadsticks

Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks. In a nearly 300-page treatise on what's wrong with Olive Garden... Read »

Sep 15, 2014
Target 5:  Investigating the Issues That Affect You Most

Target 5: Investigating the Issues That Affect You Most

Investigating the Issues That Affect You Most Read »

May 8, 2012
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May 8, 2012
Advocate, NorthShore Health to Merge Systems

Advocate, NorthShore Health to Merge Systems

The combination, to be called Advocate NorthShore Health Partners, will have 16 hospitals, 4,438 beds and 45,000... Watch »

Sep 12, 2014
McDonald's Expands

McDonald's Expands "Build-Your-Own-Burger" Test

Amid reports that younger generations are favoring fast-casual restaurants like Chipotle, McDonald’s is expanding... Read »

Sep 11, 2014
McDonald's Trademarks Term

McDonald's Trademarks Term "McBrunch"

McDonald’s has reportedly filed a federal trademark registration for the term “McBrunch." Read »

Sep 11, 2014
2 Chicago Writers Join List of World's Top-Earning Authors

2 Chicago Writers Join List of World's Top-Earning Authors

Two Chicago writers have joined the ranks of Forbes' top-earning authors in the world. Read »

Sep 11, 2014
McDonald's August Sales Metric Hurt by China Scandal

McDonald's August Sales Metric Hurt by China Scandal

McDonald's said Tuesday that a key global sales figure fell 3.7 percent in August, driven lower as the world's... Read »

Sep 9, 2014
Home Depot Confirms Credit Card Data Breach

Home Depot Confirms Credit Card Data Breach

It's official: Home Depot has suffered a credit card data breach, the home improvement superstore confirmed Monday... Read »

Sep 8, 2014
PHOTOS: See Southwest Airlines' New Look

PHOTOS: See Southwest Airlines' New Look

Southwest Airlines will put a new paint job on its planes, adding a splash of bright color as it enters middle... Watch »

Sep 8, 2014
Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy Dies at 93

Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy Dies at 93

S. Truett Cathy, who started a postwar diner in Atlanta that grew into the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, died at the... Read »

Sep 8, 2014
50 Protesters Detained in Minimum Wage Rallies

50 Protesters Detained in Minimum Wage Rallies

Demonstrations on the South Side of Chicago and in Cicero result in arrests. Watch »

Sep 4, 2014
Google Startup Partners With Abbott Labs Spinoff

Google Startup Partners With Abbott Labs Spinoff

The alliance calls for Google Inc. and AbbVie Inc. to each invest $250 million in venture developing new ways to... Read »

Sep 3, 2014
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