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Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect in Chicago

Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect in Chicago

Minimum wage employees in Chicago will begin earning $10 an hour Wednesday as the first part of an incremental... Watch »

Jul 1, 2015
Nike Chairman, Co-Founder Phil Knight to Step Down in 2016

Nike Chairman, Co-Founder Phil Knight to Step Down in 2016

Nike co-founder Phil Knight will step down from his position as chairman of the sportswear juggernaut in 2016, the... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Willis Group Joins With Towers Watson in $18B Deal

Willis Group Joins With Towers Watson in $18B Deal

The insurer Willis Group Holdings PLC will tie up with Towers Watson in an all-stock deal valued at about $18... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
What's Going on in Greece? And How It Affects You

What's Going on in Greece? And How It Affects You

Monday's stock slide has investors nervously awaiting Tuesday's opening bell amid the Greek Crisis and an emerging... Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
Mariano's Opens Largest Store Yet in Chicago Area

Mariano's Opens Largest Store Yet in Chicago Area

Mariano’s will open its largest store to date in the Chicago area Tuesday. Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
McDonald's to Supersize Quarter Pounders: Report

McDonald's to Supersize Quarter Pounders: Report

McDonald’s is reportedly beefing up its quarter pounder—literally. Watch »

Jun 29, 2015
McDonald's Debuts New Pork Sandwich

McDonald's Debuts New Pork Sandwich

McDonald’s has a new pork item on its menu. Read »

Jun 27, 2015
Flight Attendants Sue Boeing, Claim Toxic Fumes in Aircraft

Flight Attendants Sue Boeing, Claim Toxic Fumes in Aircraft

Four flight attendants are suing Boeing, claiming that toxic air from an engine leaked into their plane and made... Read »

Jun 23, 2015
8 New Krispy Kreme Locations to Open in Chicago Area

8 New Krispy Kreme Locations to Open in Chicago Area

After closing all Chicago area locations except one, Krispy Kreme is coming back with eight new locations in the... Read »

Jun 23, 2015
Action Needed Now to Slow Climate Change: WH

Action Needed Now to Slow Climate Change: WH

Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air... Read »

Jun 23, 2015
McDonald's Unveils Bike-Friendly Drive-Thru Packaging

McDonald's Unveils Bike-Friendly Drive-Thru Packaging

McDonald's has launched yet another campaign in the hopes of rescuing its unhealthy image and boosting sales after... Read »

Jun 22, 2015
Noodles & Co. President and COO Kinsey Resigns

Noodles & Co. President and COO Kinsey Resigns

The restaurant chain Noodles & Co. announced Monday that President and Chief Operating Officer Keith Kinsey... Read »

Jun 22, 2015
Illinois Unemployment Holds at 6 Percent

Illinois Unemployment Holds at 6 Percent

Illinois' unemployment rate held steady again in May as the state added temporary and government jobs but lost... Read »

Jun 18, 2015
McDonald's to Shrink in US For 1st Time in Decades

McDonald's to Shrink in US For 1st Time in Decades

The burger chain that put "supersize" into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in... Read »

Jun 18, 2015
McDonald's Adds Limited-Time Offers to Chicago Menus

McDonald's Adds Limited-Time Offers to Chicago Menus

McDonald’s has reportedly added two limited-time offers to its Chicago menus. Watch »

Jun 12, 2015
Residents Want Bouncer at Booze-Infused Taco Bell

Residents Want Bouncer at Booze-Infused Taco Bell

A Crunchy Taco Supreme and a Corona may sound like a fine idea to many, but for others who live and work near an... Watch »

Jun 4, 2015
Chipotle Testing New Menu Item: Chorizo

Chipotle Testing New Menu Item: Chorizo

Chipotle Mexican Grill will reportedly test a new menu item at one of its markets—chorizo. Watch »

Jun 3, 2015
Lilly Pulitzer Store Coming to Chicago Suburb

Lilly Pulitzer Store Coming to Chicago Suburb

Lilly Pulitzer will reportedly open a new shop in Oakbrook Center mall. Read »

Jun 1, 2015
Dunkin' Donuts to Release Chips Ahoy Doughnut

Dunkin' Donuts to Release Chips Ahoy Doughnut

Dunkin' Donuts' newest creation is topped with cookie crumbles, and filled with business strategy. Watch »

May 29, 2015

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