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Inside Defcon: What Happens at the Annual Hacker Convention

Inside Defcon: What Happens at the Annual Hacker Convention

Nearly 16,000 eager hackers of all ages showed up for Defcon 22 at the Rio Hotel. Some of the attendees include... Read »

Aug 21, 2014
Jewel-Osco Computers Hit by Hackers

Jewel-Osco Computers Hit by Hackers

Hackers tried to snag credit card data from Jewel-Osco computers but there was no evidence as of Friday morning that... Watch »

Aug 15, 2014
Yelp Opens Office in Merchandise Mart

Yelp Opens Office in Merchandise Mart

Yelp, the business review website, is opening an new office in Chicago and is expected to hire 300 employees. Read »

Aug 14, 2014
Illinois' Jobless Rate Hits 6-Year Low

Illinois' Jobless Rate Hits 6-Year Low

The July figure represents a drop from 9.2 percent one year ago and marks the largest year-over-year decline... Read »

Aug 14, 2014
Cisco to Lay Off Up to 6,000 Workers

Cisco to Lay Off Up to 6,000 Workers

Cisco says it will lay off up to 6,000 workers, or 8 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring. The... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
Chicago Tops 2014 List of U.S. Meeting Destinations

Chicago Tops 2014 List of U.S. Meeting Destinations

City's investments in infrastructure and hotel may not be primary factor in business choices, firm spokesman says... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
McDonald's Sales Fall 2.5 Percent in July

McDonald's Sales Fall 2.5 Percent in July

Oak Brook-based fast food chain says sales were dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and the impact of a... Read »

Aug 8, 2014
Chicago Left Off List of Best U.S. Craft Breweries

Chicago Left Off List of Best U.S. Craft Breweries

Chicago takes pride in its craft beer scene. From pioneers like Goose Island to solid mainstays like Revolution... Read »

Aug 5, 2014
LinkedIn to Pay $6 Million in Unpaid Wages, Damages

LinkedIn to Pay $6 Million in Unpaid Wages, Damages

The Labor Department says the professional networking service LinkedIn has agreed to pay nearly $6 million in unpaid... Read »

Aug 4, 2014
Restaurant Bans Kids

Restaurant Bans Kids

7/30/14: A popular restaurant in Northern California has offended some parents when it posted a sign prohibiting... Watch »

Jul 30, 2014
Shake Shack To Open Second Chicago Location in 2015

Shake Shack To Open Second Chicago Location in 2015

New York City-based Shake Shack, as famous for its lines and web cam as its burgers and shakes, is adding a... Read »

Jul 29, 2014
Uniqlo To Open First Store in Chicago Next Fall

Uniqlo To Open First Store in Chicago Next Fall

Clothing store Uniqlo plans to open its first store in Chicago -- and the Midwest -- next fall. Read »

Jul 29, 2014
McDonald's Faces New Food Scandal in China

McDonald's Faces New Food Scandal in China

McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
See the New Style of Student Housing

See the New Style of Student Housing

These are not the cinderblock cells many remember from their college experiences. CNBC's Liz McLaughlin shows off... Watch »

Jul 11, 2014
Facebook Comes to Chicago for Small Business Boot Camp

Facebook Comes to Chicago for Small Business Boot Camp

Facebook stops in Chicago during its five-city tour to give small businesses tips. Read »

Jul 10, 2014
United to Outsource Jobs at 12 Airports to Cut Costs

United to Outsource Jobs at 12 Airports to Cut Costs

Chicago-based United Continental Holdings Inc. lost $609 million in the first quarter. Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Revolution Brewing Makes List of Top Beer Can Designs

Revolution Brewing Makes List of Top Beer Can Designs

Like books, you can't judge a beer by its cover. Unless your design is as cool as Chicago-based Revolution Brewing's... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
New Survey Ranks Best, Worst Fast Food in America

New Survey Ranks Best, Worst Fast Food in America

Want fries with that? Apparently Americans prefer quality, value and variety with their fast food, and they... Read »

Jul 2, 2014
Google Buys Music Streaming Service Songza

Google Buys Music Streaming Service Songza

In an effort to play a role in the online music business, Google has acquired streaming music service Songza,... Read »

Jul 1, 2014
Portillo's Makes Deal With Buyout Firm: Report

Portillo's Makes Deal With Buyout Firm: Report

Popular Chicago chain Portillo's reportedly has agreed to an investment from a buyout firm. Read »

Jul 2, 2014
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