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Teens Develop Brain-Teaser App, Garner Worldwide Attention

Teens Develop Brain-Teaser App, Garner Worldwide Attention

Fifteen-year-old Austin Valleskey doesn't have his drivers license yet...but he already has a worldwide successful... Watch »

Oct 10, 2014
Allstate Raising Rates in Illinois

Allstate Raising Rates in Illinois

Allstate is upping its rates for customers in Illinois. Read »

Oct 8, 2014
Determining the Best Lease for Your Business

Determining the Best Lease for Your Business

As the No. 2 city in the country for fast-growing small businesses, Chicago has become the go-to place for... Read »

Oct 7, 2014
Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Avoid Misclassification

Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Avoid Misclassification

How do you know if you’re misclassifying your employees? Read »

Oct 7, 2014
Fans Line Up for Final Hot Doug's Taste

Fans Line Up for Final Hot Doug's Taste

10/03/14: NBC Chicago's Regina Waldroup was outside Hot Doug's Friday morning talking to hot dog and sausage lovers... Watch »

Oct 3, 2014
McDonald's Launches Squid Ink Burger

McDonald's Launches Squid Ink Burger

McDonald’s isn’t letting Burger King have the only spooky burger. Read »

Oct 2, 2014
Ebola Vaccine Makers' Shares Rise After 1st U.S. Case

Ebola Vaccine Makers' Shares Rise After 1st U.S. Case

Shares of some companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola climbed after federal officials announced... Read »

Oct 1, 2014
Hot Doug's Owner Doug Sohn Reveals Plans for Auction

Hot Doug's Owner Doug Sohn Reveals Plans for Auction

Fans sporting a Hot Doug’s tattoo may already have a piece of the famous encased meat eatery with them forever, but... Read »

Sep 30, 2014
5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Data Breaches

5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Data Breaches

Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists... Watch »

Sep 30, 2014
Madigan Opens Investigation Into Jimmy John's Breach

Madigan Opens Investigation Into Jimmy John's Breach

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Thursday warned residents who made purchases at Jimmy John's with their... Read »

Sep 25, 2014
Twitter Analysis Ranks Best and Worst Airlines

Twitter Analysis Ranks Best and Worst Airlines

Apparently, United Airlines travelers are uniting over their disappointment with the airline via Twitter. Read »

Sep 22, 2014
Aurora Firm in China Meat Scandal Lays Off 340 Staff

Aurora Firm in China Meat Scandal Lays Off 340 Staff

A U.S. meat supplier said Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling... Read »

Sep 22, 2014
World's Biggest-Ever IPO: Alibaba Priced at $68 a Share

World's Biggest-Ever IPO: Alibaba Priced at $68 a Share

Alibaba has priced its initial public offering at $68 per share, near the upper end of its expected range, ahead of... Read »

Sep 18, 2014
Sears Takes $400M Loan From Lampert's Hedge Fund

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 is... 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 out... 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 45,000... 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 expanding... Watch »

Sep 11, 2014

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