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Four Ways to Master the Exit Interview

Four Ways to Master the Exit Interview

When an employee leaves a company, both the departing party and the employer face many challenges, regardless of the... Read »

Nov 13, 2014
Target Offers Early Access to Black Friday Deals

Target Offers Early Access to Black Friday Deals

Target is planning to offer Black Friday deals before the Thanksgiving holiday, in its latest move to boost sluggish... Read »

Nov 10, 2014
McDonald's Recalls Happy Meal Toy for Choking Risk

McDonald's Recalls Happy Meal Toy for Choking Risk

McDonald's is recalling a Hello Kitty-themed whistle given to children in Happy Meals, citing a chance they could... Read »

Nov 11, 2014
Home Depot: Hackers Stole 53M Email Addresses

Home Depot: Hackers Stole 53M Email Addresses

The nation's largest home improvement chain had disclosed the massive, months-long breach of 56 million debit and... Watch »

Nov 7, 2014
McDonald's Reveals How It Makes McRib Sandwiches

McDonald's Reveals How It Makes McRib Sandwiches

McDonald's made good this week on a recent promise to answer questions, even the gross ones, about the Oak Brook... Read »

Nov 5, 2014
Shake Shack Opens First Chicago Location

Shake Shack Opens First Chicago Location

New York-based Shake Shack, as famous for its lines and web cam as its burgers and shakes, has a Chicago opening... Watch »

Nov 4, 2014
Sears, Kmart Add Thanksgiving Shopping Hours

Sears, Kmart Add Thanksgiving Shopping Hours

Sears and Kmart say they will open on Thanksgiving day again this year with extended hours to draw shoppers. Watch »

Nov 18, 2014
Woodman's Grocery Store Chain Sues Clorox

Woodman's Grocery Store Chain Sues Clorox

The Woodman's grocery store chain is suing Clorox Corp., alleging price discrimination. Read »

Oct 29, 2014
Amazon to Open Illinois Facility, Create 1,000 Jobs

Amazon to Open Illinois Facility, Create 1,000 Jobs

Illinois will grow its workforce by more than 1,000 jobs by 2017 once a new Amazon facility opens in the state next... Read »

Oct 28, 2014
Ex-Microsoft CEO to Reap $1 Billion in Tax Benefits From Clippers Deal

Ex-Microsoft CEO to Reap $1 Billion in Tax Benefits From Clippers Deal

Billionaire Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers in August for $2 billion, but he could write off as much... Read »

Oct 27, 2014
Man Creates Off-Road Wheelchair

Man Creates Off-Road Wheelchair

10/24/14: A man who created a "tankchair" for his outdoor-loving wife has created a business for the... Watch »

Oct 24, 2014
Which Big City is Better for Business?

Which Big City is Better for Business?

New York and Los Angeles may be bigger than Chicago, but bigger isn’t always better when it comes to running a... Read »

Oct 22, 2014
Firm Ranks Chicago No. 1 in Wireless Performance

Firm Ranks Chicago No. 1 in Wireless Performance

When it comes to cellular phone service, there are apparently few hang-ups in Chicago. Read »

Oct 21, 2014
McDonald's Profit, Sales Decline

McDonald's Profit, Sales Decline

McDonald's says its profit and sales declined as the world's biggest hamburger chain saw customer traffic fall... Read »

Oct 21, 2014
Businesses Hiring, But Still Stingy With Raises

Businesses Hiring, But Still Stingy With Raises

U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, a survey by the... Read »

Oct 20, 2014
Microsoft Tech Conference to Come to Chicago

Microsoft Tech Conference to Come to Chicago

A mega-tech conference is coming to Chicago this spring, officials announced Thursday. Watch »

Oct 16, 2014
Emanuel Brings Microsoft Ignite Conference to Chicago

Emanuel Brings Microsoft Ignite Conference to Chicago

Ignite plays as something of a meta conference for Microsoft, who will combine a series of smaller conferences... Watch »

Oct 16, 2014
Chrysler Recalls More Than 900K Vehicles

Chrysler Recalls More Than 900K Vehicles

Chrysler is recalling nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars for failing alternators and heated power... Read »

Oct 16, 2014
McDonald's Invites Icky Questions About Its Food

McDonald's Invites Icky Questions About Its Food

McDonald's wants to explain why its burgers may not rot and that there are no worms in its beef. Read »

Oct 13, 2014
Amazon to Open First Retail Store

Amazon to Open First Retail Store

The online retail giant Amazon will be opening its first-ever physical store in the heart of New York City, the Wall... Read »

Oct 10, 2014

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