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McDonald's Trademarks Term

McDonald's Trademarks Term "McBrunch"

McDonald’s has reportedly filed a federal trademark registration for the term “McBrunch." Read »

Sep 11, 2014
2 Chicago Writers Join List of World's Top-Earning Authors

2 Chicago Writers Join List of World's Top-Earning Authors

Two Chicago writers have joined the ranks of Forbes' top-earning authors in the world. Read »

Sep 11, 2014
McDonald's August Sales Metric Hurt by China Scandal

McDonald's August Sales Metric Hurt by China Scandal

McDonald's said Tuesday that a key global sales figure fell 3.7 percent in August, driven lower as the world's... Read »

Sep 9, 2014
Home Depot Confirms Credit Card Data Breach

Home Depot Confirms Credit Card Data Breach

It's official: Home Depot has suffered a credit card data breach, the home improvement superstore confirmed Monday... Read »

Sep 8, 2014
PHOTOS: See Southwest Airlines' New Look

PHOTOS: See Southwest Airlines' New Look

Southwest Airlines will put a new paint job on its planes, adding a splash of bright color as it enters middle age... Watch »

Sep 8, 2014
Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy Dies at 93

Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy Dies at 93

S. Truett Cathy, who started a postwar diner in Atlanta that grew into the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, died at the... Read »

Sep 8, 2014
50 Protesters Detained in Minimum Wage Rallies

50 Protesters Detained in Minimum Wage Rallies

Demonstrations on the South Side of Chicago and in Cicero result in arrests. Watch »

Sep 4, 2014
Google Startup Partners With Abbott Labs Spinoff

Google Startup Partners With Abbott Labs Spinoff

The alliance calls for Google Inc. and AbbVie Inc. to each invest $250 million in venture developing new ways to... Watch »

Sep 3, 2014
Emanuel Signs Minimum Wage Executive Order

Emanuel Signs Minimum Wage Executive Order

Officials said it will apply to city contractors advertised after Oct. 1 and will affect about 1,000 contracted... Watch »

Sep 3, 2014
CVS Renames Itself, Goes Tobacco Free Early

CVS Renames Itself, Goes Tobacco Free Early

CVS, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly... Read »

Sep 9, 2014
Garrett Popcorn Sued Over

Garrett Popcorn Sued Over "Chicago Mix"

Chicagoans who are fans of Garrett’s Popcorn won’t be calling one of the gourmet popcorn shop’s most popular mixes... Read »

Sep 2, 2014
Abercrombie Dropping Logo to Boost Brand

Abercrombie Dropping Logo to Boost Brand

The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded, so the struggling teen retailer plans to strip... Read »

Aug 29, 2014
Market Basket Board OKs $1.5 Billion Sale to Ousted CEO

Market Basket Board OKs $1.5 Billion Sale to Ousted CEO

Market Basket's board of directors has signed a deal to sell the grocery chain to former CEO Arthur T. Watch »

Aug 28, 2014
AA Pulls Fares Off Orbitz.com

AA Pulls Fares Off Orbitz.com

American Airlines says they've pulled their fares off of websites powered by Orbitz after being unable to come to... Watch »

Aug 28, 2014

"Millennial" Market Not Lovin' McDonald's: Report

It looks like millennials aren’t munching on McDonald’s as much as they used to. Read »

Aug 26, 2014

"Millennial" Market Not Lovin' McDonald's: Report

It looks like millennials aren’t munching on McDonald’s as much as they used to. Read »

Aug 26, 2014
Burger King Buying Tim Hortons for About $11B

Burger King Buying Tim Hortons for About $11B

Burger King is buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, creating the... Read »

Aug 26, 2014
Amazon Buying Twitch for $970 Million in Cash

Amazon Buying Twitch for $970 Million in Cash

Amazon is buying video game streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to expand its... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Company Peddles Soda

Company Peddles Soda "Pot"

08/25/14: A bottler in Washington is using that state's new marijuana law to create a new category of THC treats. Watch »

Aug 25, 2014
Deere to Lay Off About 460 From Iowa Tractor Plant

Deere to Lay Off About 460 From Iowa Tractor Plant

Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it... Read »

Aug 22, 2014

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