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WGN Says Cubs Radio Deal Didn't Make Economic Sense

WGN Says Cubs Radio Deal Didn't Make Economic Sense

WGN Radio president Jimmy de Castro says parting ways was a difficult decision for the Read »

Jun 5, 2014
5 More Mariano's Stores Set to Open in 2015

5 More Mariano's Stores Set to Open in 2015

Mariano's isn't done yet. The grocery store chain plans to open five more locations in 2015, with four... Watch »

May 28, 2014
Drugmaker Pfizer Drops $118B Bid to Buy British Pharma Company

Drugmaker Pfizer Drops $118B Bid to Buy British Pharma Company

Drugmaker Pfizer has abandoned its bid to buy British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca for nearly $118 billion. Read »

May 26, 2014
HP to Cut Another 11-16K Jobs

HP to Cut Another 11-16K Jobs

Hewlett-Packard says it is cutting another 11,000 to 16,000 jobs, above a target of 34,000 the company outlined in a... Read »

May 23, 2014
AT&T Closes in on DirecTV With $50B Deal

AT&T Closes in on DirecTV With $50B Deal

AT&T is close to announcing that it will buy the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, in the... Read »

May 18, 2014
4 Places Never to Swipe Your Debit Card

4 Places Never to Swipe Your Debit Card

There are four places where you should not be swiping your debit card. Lynda Baquero has more. Watch »

May 19, 2014
McDonald's Tests Seasoned French Fries

McDonald's Tests Seasoned French Fries

McDonald's says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries at select U.S. locations starting Friday. Read »

May 9, 2014
What to Know About Alibaba's IPO

What to Know About Alibaba's IPO

Chinese Internet giant Alibaba filed for a $1 billion IPO on Tuesday, much lower than markets had expected, NBC News... Read »

May 6, 2014
Airlines Making Less Money Off Baggage Fees

Airlines Making Less Money Off Baggage Fees

The government reported Monday that U.S. airlines raised $3.35 billion from bag fees in 2013, down 4 percent... Read »

May 5, 2014
Jury Hands Apple $120M Verdict in Samsung Patent Battle

Jury Hands Apple $120M Verdict in Samsung Patent Battle

A California jury has found that Samsung infringed Apple's smartphone patents and awarded Apple $120 million... Watch »

May 3, 2014
Portillo's Restaurant May Be For Sale

Portillo's Restaurant May Be For Sale

The owners of a popular Illinois fast food chain say they're considering selling the brand. Read »

May 1, 2014
Toyota Moving U.S. Headquarters From California to Texas

Toyota Moving U.S. Headquarters From California to Texas

Toyota is moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas, and with it, it's moving about 3,000 jobs to... Watch »

Apr 28, 2014
Google, Apple, Other Tech Giants Settle Workers' Anti-Poaching Suit

Google, Apple, Other Tech Giants Settle Workers' Anti-Poaching Suit

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe settled an antitrust lawsuit filed by a large group of employees over the companies'... Read »

Apr 24, 2014
Ronald McDonald Gets a Makeover

Ronald McDonald Gets a Makeover

McDonald's said Wednesday that its famous spokesclown is getting a new look before taking an active role on... Read »

Apr 25, 2014
Facebook's CFO to Step Down as Earnings Soar

Facebook's CFO to Step Down as Earnings Soar

Facebook says its finance chief, David Ebersman, is leaving on June 1 after five Read »

Apr 23, 2014
List of Michaels Stores Affected by Data Breach, Dates of Exposure

List of Michaels Stores Affected by Data Breach, Dates of Exposure

Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million customer credit and debit cards used at its... Read »

Apr 18, 2014
Group Urges Walgreens to Leave Illinois for Europe

Group Urges Walgreens to Leave Illinois for Europe

Walgreens is under pressure to move its Illinois-based headquarters out of the country. Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Coldwater Creek Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Coldwater Creek Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The women's clothing retailer Coldwater Creek has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after failing to find a... Read »

Apr 11, 2014
United Airlines Ranks Third in Consumer Complaints

United Airlines Ranks Third in Consumer Complaints

The report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, released Thursday, ranked 13 major airlines... Read »

Apr 10, 2014
IKEA Buying Illinois Wind-Energy Project

IKEA Buying Illinois Wind-Energy Project

IKEA's U.S. subsidiary is buying a long-planned wind-energy project in eastern Illinois as part of the... Read »

Apr 10, 2014
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