<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Business News - Money, Financial & Corporate News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Sun, 03 May 2015 23:59:03 -0500 Sun, 03 May 2015 23:59:03 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Chicago Moves to Further Regulate Crane Operators]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 22:04:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CHI-federated-crane.jpg
Chicago is in the midst of a construction boom, and now officials are turning their attention to the people who construct those buildings. NBC Chicago's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Sale Fail: Consumer Group Alleges Deceptive Pricing]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:45:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/shopping+sale.jpg
Checkbook.org accuses three major retailers of consistently posting "special" prices that rarely, or never, revert back to a higher price.]]>
<![CDATA[What Fonts You Should Use on Your Resume]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:10:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000012190919_1200x675_436963907904.jpg
New study reveals the fonts you should and shouldn't use on your resume.]]>
<![CDATA[Popular German Restaurant to Close in Chicago]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 06:48:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/236*120/mirabell.jpg
A popular German restaurant on Chicago’s Northwest Side has announced it will close after 38 years.

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<![CDATA[Target 5: Investigating the Issues That Affect You Most]]> Tue, 08 May 2012 14:57:53 -0500
Investigating the Issues That Affect You Most]]>
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NBC Chicago's series at helping you better manage your money and keep more of it in your pocket.]]>
<![CDATA[Chipotle Announces Delivery in Chicago]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:38:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/207*120/Chipotle+Sign.jpg
Chipotle fans rejoice! You can now get your chicken bowl delivered right to you.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Closes 350 Stores in First Quarter]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:35:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/1491410191.jpg
McDonald’s has closed 350 underperforming stores worldwide in the first quarter, including several in the United States, the company announced.

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<![CDATA[Kraft to Remove Synthetic Colors From Mac and Cheese]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:50:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kraft-alt-AP1102090112555.jpg
Northfield-based Kraft announced Monday that it will remove artificial preservatives or synthetic colors from its “Original Kraft Macaroni and Cheese” in the U.S. starting Jan. 2016.

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<![CDATA[Lilly Pulitzer Target Collection Sparks Shopping Frenzy]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:15:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lilly+pulitzer+for+target.jpg
Lilly Pulitzer's highly anticipated Target collection debut led to disappointment for many shoppers. For many fans, the Sunday release was filled more with long lines, empty racks and website problems than...

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<![CDATA[McD's Gives Free Food to Those With Taco Bell Receipts]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:58:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McDonalds13.jpg
Apparently, some McDonald’s restaurants are giving away free Egg McMuffins to customers who bring in a Taco Bell breakfast receipt before Friday.

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<![CDATA[Report: Best Places to Work in Chicago Area]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:00:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Generic+Happy+People.jpg
Three words: Unlimited vacation time.]]>
<![CDATA[6 Things College Seniors Should Do Before Graduation]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 09:17:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/graduation+generic+new.JPG
Summer is almost here and that means thousands of college seniors across the country will soon flood the job market in search of their first real job.]]>
<![CDATA[Pillsbury Doughboy Creator Dies at 89]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:38:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/doughboy.jpg
Rudolph R. Perz created the doughboy during the 1960s while working for the Leo Burnett advertising agency in Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Best and Worst April Fools' Jokes of 2015]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:18:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/youngprofessional-frustrated1.jpg
It is officially April 1, notoriously known as a time for bad jokes, pranks and fools. It's a day where truth and ridiculously annoying (and occasionally funny) fiction collide.

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<![CDATA[Starbucks to Introduce New "Cold Brew" at Chicago Locations]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:57:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/starbucks+cold+brew.jpg
Starbucks customers in Chicago will soon see a new drink popping up on menus in the area.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's to Test All-Day Breakfast ]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:02:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+sign+new+1.jpg
Could you soon get an Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich after 10:30 a.m.?]]>
<![CDATA[Frappuccino Turns 20, Starbucks Releases New Flavor]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:31:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Birthday_Cake_Frappuccino_%283%29.jpg
Starbucks’ popular frappuccino beverage has turned 20 and to honor the drink’s big birthday, the company has debuted a new specialty drink—the Birthday Cake Frappuccino.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Launches Big Mac Fashion Collection]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:30:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/big+mac+shop+site.jpg
You might be able to smell like Burger King’s Whopper, but now you can also look like McDonald’s Big Mac.

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<![CDATA[Why Less is More for Playboy.com]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:10:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/hugh+heffner.jpg
Playboy's website is now safe for work—well, some of it.

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<![CDATA[State Farm Gets FAA Approval to Test Drones]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:41:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/drone+generic.jpg
State Farm says it has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to test the use of drones.

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<![CDATA[M Burger Dishes Out Free Burgers to Celebrate Birthday]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:45:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/188*120/M+Burger.jpg
M Burger fans will want to hear this—the popular Chicago-based chain will give out free burgers with any purchase Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Faces Complaints Over Worker Burns]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:09:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcds-protest-1.jpg
Demonstration comes one day after employees around the nation filed 28 health and safety complaints against the Oak Brook-based company.

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<![CDATA[Jelly Belly Puts Wisconsin Warehouse Up for Sale]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:09:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jelly_bellys.jpg
With Easter just weeks away, Jelly Belly Candy Co. said it plans to sell their Wisconsin warehouse and move their operations to Tennessee.]]>
<![CDATA[Yelp Opens New Chicago Office in Merchandise Mart ]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:22:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Yelp+Generic+Screengrab.jpg
Yelp, the business review website, is opening an new office in Chicago and is expected to hire 300 employees.]]>
<![CDATA[Negotiation 101: Get the Most Out of a Tough Conversation]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:12:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/handshake_web.jpg
For most people, negotiations happen every day at work, and topics are often varied, covering a wide spectrum – not just at your annual review over salaries. But whether you’re the employer or the employee...

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<![CDATA[Oprah's Harpo Studios in Chicago to Close]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:31:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/harpo2.jpg
Oprah Winfrey announces plans to transition OWN production at Harpo Studios from its current Chicago location to one in California.

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<![CDATA[Chicagoans Make List of World's Billionaires in 2015]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:10:54 -0500 2015 Rank: #216
Net Worth: $6.5 billion
The Chicago resident began trading in his Harvard dorm room during the 1980s before founding the successful Chicago-based global hedge fund firm Citadel LLC. Griffin's local presence extends to philanthropic donations to institutions such as the Art Institute and a five-year term on the University of Chicago's Board of Trustees.]]>
2015 Rank: #216
Net Worth: $6.5 billion
The Chicago resident began trading in his Harvard dorm room during the 1980s before founding the successful Chicago-based global hedge fund firm Citadel LLC. Griffin's local presence extends to philanthropic donations to institutions such as the Art Institute and a five-year term on the University of Chicago's Board of Trustees.]]>
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From Michael Jordan to the Pritzker family, here are billionaires with Chicago ties named to Forbes World's Billionaires List for 2015.

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<![CDATA[Hot Doug's to Return to Chicago for One Day]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:50:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/doug+sohn.jpg
It has been nearly five months since the beloved Hot Doug’s closed its doors for good, ending an encased meat era in Chicago, but it appears the famed hot dog stand will return for one day, and one day only.

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<![CDATA[Social Reaction to Chargers-Raiders Stadium News]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:33:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chargers+raiders+stadium+rendering+13.jpg
News that rival professional football teams the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders are joining forces on a proposal that could have them share a Southern California stadium surprised many when it...

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<![CDATA[Elite Jumping Horses of Cuba ]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:32:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP247924812525_CubaHorses.jpg
Already renowned for fine rum and fancy cigars, Cuba is carving out a new luxury niche that is attracting Latin American elites to the communist-run island: elite jumping horses.

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