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

Sep 3, 2014
Emanuel Signs Minimum Wage Executive Order

Emanuel Signs Minimum Wage Executive Order

Officials said it will apply to city contractors advertised after Oct. 1 and will affect about 1,000... Watch »

Sep 3, 2014
CVS Renames Itself, Goes Tobacco Free Early

CVS Renames Itself, Goes Tobacco Free Early

CVS, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly... Read »

Sep 9, 2014
Garrett Popcorn Sued Over

Garrett Popcorn Sued Over "Chicago Mix"

Chicagoans who are fans of Garrett’s Popcorn won’t be calling one of the gourmet popcorn shop’s most popular... Read »

Sep 2, 2014
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