<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Business News - Money, Financial & Corporate News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:27:26 -0600 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:27:26 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Analysis: Eateries With Most Failed Inspections]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:07:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trinity-Bar-chicago-1.jpg
Nearly 50 licensed Chicago restaurants failed their health inspections at least three times each this year, a review of city data shows.

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<![CDATA[Is Your Office Making a Bad Flu Season Worse?]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:18:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Sick-Flu_generic.jpg
'Tis the season for holiday cheer, gifts and celebration, but for office workers across the country, it is also the season of something else: the flu.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicagoan Creates Lesbian Dating App Scissr]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:40:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/iPhone8.jpg
There’s Tinder, there’s Grindr and now there’s Scissr.

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<![CDATA[Low-Wage Workers Continue Push for $15/Hour Minimum Wage]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:41:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chi-min-wage-protest-1.jpg
An employee at a downtown BP gas station closed the store and walked off the job early Thursday to join a group of fast food workers demanding an increase to the minimum wage.
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<![CDATA[Jewelry Retailer Lia Sophia Closing Its Doors]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:32:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LiaSophia11.jpg
Jewelry brand Lia Sophia announced Monday it will be closing its doors after 28 years in business.

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<![CDATA[Valerie Jarrett Shops Chicago Small Businesses]]> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:02:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-29+at+5.56.46+PM.png
Valerie Jarrett, the senior adviser to President Barack Obama, was in her home town on Small Business Saturday shopping at local stores. Jarrett wants to put a spotlight on the initiative.]]>
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Investigating the Issues That Affect You Most]]>
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<![CDATA[Local Shops Ready for Small Business Saturday]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:26:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/209*120/small+biz+saturday2.jpg
With the Black Friday frenzy coming to an end, small businesses are hoping to reign in on some of the holiday shopping madness.]]>
<![CDATA[Website Lets Consumers Haggle on Pricing]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:56:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/greentoe-1.jpg
Most consumers hate haggling, and most brick and mortar stores don't even embrace it, but an online venture can make consumers more comfortable over price negotiations. NBC Chicago's Lisa Parker reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Businesses Giving Back for More Than the Holidays]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:51:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Generic+Gifts+Generic+Holiday+Shopping.jpg
Thanksgiving is near, and for many businesses, that means thanking clients, partners, employees, a community and supportive family and friends. But giving back as a business doesn't have to be just a holiday...

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<![CDATA[Tips to Avoid Black Friday Shopping Scams]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:59:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/black-friday-employees-thanksgiving+%281%29.jpg
With many retailers planning to start Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on Thanksgiving Day, some even sooner, the Better Business Bureau has listed the top ways for holiday shoppers to avoid scams and...

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<![CDATA[New Lammily Doll Aims to be "Normal Barbie" ]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:02:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/lammily+fashion+3.jpg
A graphic designer turned toy maker has created what some are calling the “anti-Barbie” and "normal Barbie."

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<![CDATA[Best, Worst Retailers for Black Friday Deals]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:47:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/black+friday3.JPG
With so many stores offering up Black Friday deals, it can be tough to decide where to go.

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<![CDATA[Stores That Will Be Closed for Thanksgiving]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:45:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Nieman-Marcus.jpg
With many stores opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving, some retailers are keeping their doors shut for the holiday.

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<![CDATA[The Onion Looks Into Possible Sale: Report]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:14:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/the-onion86426287.jpg
This is not a joke. It appears the owners of Chicago-based satirical news site The Onion are looking into a possible sale, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Four Ways to Master the Exit Interview]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:17:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/handshake_web.jpg
When an employee leaves a company, both the departing party and the employer face many challenges, regardless of the circumstance.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Reveals How It Makes McRib Sandwiches]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:54:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcrib+mcdonalds+youtube.jpg
McDonald's made good this week on a recent promise to answer questions, even the gross ones, about the Oak Brook, Illinois-based chain's food.

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<![CDATA[Shake Shack Opens First Chicago Location]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:57:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shake+shack+line.jpg
New York-based Shake Shack, as famous for its lines and web cam as its burgers and shakes, has a Chicago opening date.

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<![CDATA[Report: Big Clippers Tax Write-Off]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:50:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_steve_ballmer_clippers_microsoft.jpg
Billionaire Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers in August for $2 billion, but he could write off as much as half of that amount in taxes by 2030, according to an analysis by the Financial Times.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Creates Off-Road Wheelchair]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:58:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tankchair.jpg
10/24/14: A man who created a "tankchair" for his outdoor-loving wife has created a business for the product to help others in similar situations.]]>
<![CDATA[Which Big City is Better for Business?]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:50:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+skyline+generic.jpg
New York and Los Angeles may be bigger than Chicago, but bigger isn’t always better when it comes to running a business in the nation’s three largest cities.
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<![CDATA[Firm Ranks Chicago No. 1 in Wireless Performance]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:47:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cellular+phone.jpg
When it comes to cellular phone service, there are apparently few hang-ups in Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Microsoft Tech Conference to Come to Chicago]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:15:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/mccormick+place+chicago.jpg
A mega-tech conference is coming to Chicago this spring, officials announced Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Emanuel Brings Microsoft Ignite Conference to Chicago]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:32:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/microsoft3.JPG
Ignite plays as something of a meta conference for Microsoft, who will combine a series of smaller conferences -- TechEd, Microsoft Management Summit, The Exchange, SharePoint, Lync and Project -- into one.

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<![CDATA[Teens Develop Brain-Teaser App, Garner Worldwide Attention]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:13:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/impossible+rush+app.jpg
Fifteen-year-old Austin Valleskey doesn't have his drivers license yet...but he already has a worldwide successful app.]]>
<![CDATA[Allstate Raising Rates in Illinois]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:12:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/Allstate_tag_4color_hor.jpg
Allstate is upping its rates for customers in Illinois.]]>
<![CDATA[Determining the Best Lease for Your Business]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:48:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/For+rent+generic+sign+722.jpg
As the No. 2 city in the country for fast-growing small businesses, Chicago has become the go-to place for entrepreneurs looking to launch new business ventures. But before they can bring their big ideas...]]>
<![CDATA[Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Avoid Misclassification]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:41:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/Money_generic.jpg
How do you know if you’re misclassifying your employees?]]>
<![CDATA[Fans Line Up for Final Hot Doug's Taste]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:44:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hot-dougs-line.jpg
10/03/14: NBC Chicago's Regina Waldroup was outside Hot Doug's Friday morning talking to hot dog and sausage lovers hoping to get in on the last of the action.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Launches Squid Ink Burger]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:24:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/2D274906915346-mcdonaldssquidinkburger.blocks_desktop_small.jpg
McDonald’s isn’t letting Burger King have the only spooky burger.

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<![CDATA[Hot Doug's Owner Doug Sohn Reveals Plans for Auction]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:13:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Doug_Sohn.jpg
Fans sporting a Hot Doug’s tattoo may already have a piece of the famous encased meat eatery with them forever, but for those not brave enough to ink their love for the Avondale hot dog stand, there may...]]>
<![CDATA[Madigan Opens Investigation Into Jimmy John's Breach]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:42:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jimmy-johns-store.jpg
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Thursday warned residents who made purchases at Jimmy John's with their credit or debit cards to immediately be on the lookout for unauthorized charges on their...]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter Analysis Ranks Best and Worst Airlines]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:24:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/United-Continental-merger.jpg
Apparently, United Airlines travelers are uniting over their disappointment with the airline via Twitter.

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