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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
Toyota Moving U.S. Headquarters From California to Texas

Toyota Moving U.S. Headquarters From California to Texas

Toyota is moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas, and with it, it's moving about 3,000 jobs to... Watch »

Apr 28, 2014
Google, Apple, Other Tech Giants Settle Workers' Anti-Poaching Suit

Google, Apple, Other Tech Giants Settle Workers' Anti-Poaching Suit

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe settled an antitrust lawsuit filed by a large group of employees over the companies'... Read »

Apr 24, 2014
Ronald McDonald Gets a Makeover

Ronald McDonald Gets a Makeover

McDonald's said Wednesday that its famous spokesclown is getting a new look before taking an active role on... Read »

Apr 25, 2014
Facebook's CFO to Step Down as Earnings Soar

Facebook's CFO to Step Down as Earnings Soar

Facebook says its finance chief, David Ebersman, is leaving on June 1 after five Read »

Apr 23, 2014
List of Michaels Stores Affected by Data Breach, Dates of Exposure

List of Michaels Stores Affected by Data Breach, Dates of Exposure

Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million customer credit and debit cards used at its... Read »

Apr 18, 2014
Group Urges Walgreens to Leave Illinois for Europe

Group Urges Walgreens to Leave Illinois for Europe

Walgreens is under pressure to move its Illinois-based headquarters out of the country. Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Coldwater Creek Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Coldwater Creek Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The women's clothing retailer Coldwater Creek has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after failing to find a... Read »

Apr 11, 2014
United Airlines Ranks Third in Consumer Complaints

United Airlines Ranks Third in Consumer Complaints

The report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, released Thursday, ranked 13 major airlines... Read »

Apr 10, 2014
IKEA Buying Illinois Wind-Energy Project

IKEA Buying Illinois Wind-Energy Project

IKEA's U.S. subsidiary is buying a long-planned wind-energy project in eastern Illinois as part of the... Read »

Apr 10, 2014
GM Fined $7,000 a Day for Missing Deadline: Gov't

GM Fined $7,000 a Day for Missing Deadline: Gov't

A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond to its... Read »

Apr 9, 2014
Milwaukee Group Wants to Buy Pabst Blue Ribbon

Milwaukee Group Wants to Buy Pabst Blue Ribbon

Long before it was known for fine cheddar cheese or the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin was famous for beer, especially... Read »

Apr 4, 2014
Food Ordering Company GrubHub Soars in Debut

Food Ordering Company GrubHub Soars in Debut

Wall Street appears to be in the mood for takeout. Read »

Apr 4, 2014
Sen. Paul: Give Caterpillar Award for Tax Strategy

Sen. Paul: Give Caterpillar Award for Tax Strategy

Caterpillar Inc. executives defended a tax strategy Tuesday that has saved the manufacturing giant billions in U.S. Read »

Apr 2, 2014
GM to Recall Another 1.5M Cars for Power Steering

GM to Recall Another 1.5M Cars for Power Steering

General Motors Co. said Monday it is recalling 1.5 million vehicles worldwide because the electronic power-steering... Read »

Apr 1, 2014
Beef Prices Reach Record Highs

Beef Prices Reach Record Highs

Economists are expecting grocery prices to rise modestly in 2014, especially in the meat aisle, where beef... Read »

Mar 31, 2014
Hot Dog Lovers Unite For Chicago Emoji

Hot Dog Lovers Unite For Chicago Emoji

A manager at a local hot dog restaurant has started a national campaign for the hot dog emoji, and it's... Read »

Mar 26, 2014
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