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Wisconsin Energy Buying Integrys for $5.8 Billion

Wisconsin Energy Buying Integrys for $5.8 Billion

Wisconsin Energy Corp. is buying Integrys Energy Group Inc. for about $5.8 billion in cash and stock to form a more... Read »

Jun 23, 2014
Kraft Foods Recalls 260 Cases of Velveeta

Kraft Foods Recalls 260 Cases of Velveeta

Kraft is recalling Velveeta cheese from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states, mostly in the Midwest, because... Read »

Jun 19, 2014
Entrepreneur Barbie Makes Her Debut

Entrepreneur Barbie Makes Her Debut

From nurse to pilot to NASCAR driver to computer engineer, Barbie has had a lot of different Read »

Jun 19, 2014
Culver's Plans First Chicago Location in Wrigleyville

Culver's Plans First Chicago Location in Wrigleyville

Chicagoans could be eating "ButterBurgers" in Wrigleyville by Cubs Opening Day next year. Read »

Jun 17, 2014
eBay to Expand in Chicago

eBay to Expand in Chicago

The online auction giant will hire 360 employees over three years and lease a 60,000-square-foot office in... Read »

Jun 16, 2014
5 Traffic Apps to Help Navigate Kennedy Closures

5 Traffic Apps to Help Navigate Kennedy Closures

It's already being called "carmageddon." During the last three weekends in June, part of the... Watch »

Jun 13, 2014
Amazon to Launch Local Services Marketplace This Year: Report

Amazon to Launch Local Services Marketplace This Year: Report

Amazon later this year plans to launch a marketplace for local services that provides information that... Read »

Jun 10, 2014
United Frequent Flier Program to Reward Big Spenders

United Frequent Flier Program to Reward Big Spenders

While basic MileagePlus members will earn 5 miles per dollar, awards for top fliers will depend on their... Read »

Jun 10, 2014
Tyson Wins Bid War for Chicago-Based Hillshire

Tyson Wins Bid War for Chicago-Based Hillshire

Both Tyson and Pilgrim's Pride had been bidding for Hillshire Brands. Read »

Jun 9, 2014
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
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