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Fed Hints at Rate Hike, Won't Say When

Fed Hints at Rate Hike, Won't Say When

The Federal Reserve made its first overtures on Wednesday that it is seeking to hike interest rates, but Fed Chair... Read »

Mar 19, 2015
State Farm Gets FAA Approval to Test Drones

State Farm Gets FAA Approval to Test Drones

State Farm says it has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to test the use of drones. Read »

Mar 18, 2015
M Burger Dishes Out Free Burgers to Celebrate Birthday

M Burger Dishes Out Free Burgers to Celebrate Birthday

M Burger fans will want to hear this—the popular Chicago-based chain will give out free burgers with any purchase... Read »

Mar 18, 2015
McDonald's Faces Complaints Over Worker Burns

McDonald's Faces Complaints Over Worker Burns

Demonstration comes one day after employees around the nation filed 28 health and safety complaints against the Oak... Watch »

Mar 17, 2015
Jelly Belly Puts Wisconsin Warehouse Up for Sale

Jelly Belly Puts Wisconsin Warehouse Up for Sale

With Easter just weeks away, Jelly Belly Candy Co. said it plans to sell their Wisconsin warehouse and move their... Read »

Mar 11, 2015
Yelp Opens New Chicago Office in Merchandise Mart

Yelp Opens New Chicago Office in Merchandise Mart

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

Mar 5, 2015
McDonald's to Cut Use of Antibiotics in Chicken

McDonald's to Cut Use of Antibiotics in Chicken

McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk from... Read »

Mar 4, 2015
Negotiation 101: Get the Most Out of a Tough Conversation

Negotiation 101: Get the Most Out of a Tough Conversation

For most people, negotiations happen every day at work, and topics are often varied, covering a wide spectrum – not... Read »

Mar 4, 2015
Target to Cut Thousands of Jobs Over Next 2 Years: CEO

Target to Cut Thousands of Jobs Over Next 2 Years: CEO

Target's CEO said Tuesday that the huge American retailer plans to cut several thousand jobs over the next two years... Read »

Mar 3, 2015
Oprah's Harpo Studios in Chicago to Close

Oprah's Harpo Studios in Chicago to Close

Oprah Winfrey announces plans to transition OWN production at Harpo Studios from its current Chicago location to one... Watch »

Mar 4, 2015

Chicagoans Make List of World's Billionaires in 2015

From Michael Jordan to the Pritzker family, here are billionaires with Chicago ties named to Forbes World's... View »

Mar 2, 2015
Hot Doug's to Return to Chicago for One Day

Hot Doug's to Return to Chicago for One Day

It has been nearly five months since the beloved Hot Doug’s closed its doors for good, ending an encased meat era in... Read »

Feb 24, 2015
Social Reaction to Chargers-Raiders Stadium News

Social Reaction to Chargers-Raiders Stadium News

News that rival professional football teams the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders are joining forces on... Read »

Feb 20, 2015
Cuba's New Luxury Niche: Elite Jumping Horses

Cuba's New Luxury Niche: Elite Jumping Horses

After Fidel Castro banned horse racing, the sport picked back up in 2005. Through horse racing, Cuba has found a way... Read »

Feb 19, 2015

Elite Jumping Horses of Cuba

Already renowned for fine rum and fancy cigars, Cuba is carving out a new luxury niche that is attracting Latin... View »

Feb 19, 2015
Toy Museum Announces Video Game Hall of Fame

Toy Museum Announces Video Game Hall of Fame

The museum that houses the National Toy Hall of Fame announced Tuesday the creation of the World Video Game Hall of... Read »

Feb 18, 2015
Food Scares Cost McDonald's as Sales Fall

Food Scares Cost McDonald's as Sales Fall

Food-quality scares are hurting McDonald's in China and Japan, where weakness contributed to a key global sales... Read »

Feb 9, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover Recalls 104,000 Vehicles

Jaguar Land Rover Recalls 104,000 Vehicles

The largest recall involves a brake-hose issue that Jaguar Land Rover North America studied and dismissed, only... Read »

Feb 9, 2015
Senate Approves Raising Minimum Wage to $11 by 2019

Senate Approves Raising Minimum Wage to $11 by 2019

The Illinois Senate has approved a plan to raise the minimum wage from $8.25 to $11 per hour by 2019. Read »

Feb 5, 2015
McDonald's Auctions Off Bottle of Big Mac Special Sauce

McDonald's Auctions Off Bottle of Big Mac Special Sauce

A Big Mac may only cost a few dollars at McDonald’s, but when it comes to the fast food chain’s Big Mac Special... Read »

Feb 4, 2015

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