<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Business News - Money, Financial & Corporate News]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:47:06 -0600 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:47:06 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Congress Approves Permanent Internet Tax Ban]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:51:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/InternetTaxBan-GettyImages-509586236.jpg
The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Thursday placing a permanent ban on states’ taxing Internet access, NBC News reported. The bill was approved with a 75-20 vote. It would toughen enforcement of U.S.

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<![CDATA[43 Percent of Americans Are Still Renting Homes]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:13:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ForRent-GettyImages-450103914.jpg
The number of renters across the United States grew to just over 43 percent between 2006 and 2014, according to a new report by real estate site Trulia.com. According to the survey, half of households in...

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<![CDATA[New Whole Foods Stores May Include Tattoo Parlors]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:46:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WholeFoods-AP_826610878819.jpg
Whole Foods is going beyond the traditional grocery store experience in an attempt to reach a newer, younger customer-base. The Austin-based company said its new venture, 365 by Whole Foods Market, will...

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<![CDATA[Valentine's Day And Your Wallet]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:11:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/Generic-Flowers-2.jpg
Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers as 50 percent of singles report being proud of their relationship status. But whether you're in a relationship or not, Americans have no problem spending big for the holiday...

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<![CDATA[Tax Season: What Your CPA Needs From You]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:46:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/GettyImages-88160312.jpg
Nobody benefits from wasting an hour rifling through receipts and guessing about numbers with your Certified Public Accountant during tax time. Your CPA needs the following four categories of information...

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Customers Say Mozzarella Sticks Came Without Cheese]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:09:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/172*120/CYWF3ypUAAAfAav.jpg
McDonald’s customers have taken to social media after finding their mozzarella sticks came without cheese.

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<![CDATA[FCC Proposes New Competition to Set-Top TV Box Market]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:50:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CableBox-AP_070531053315.jpg
The Federal Communications Commission may open up competition for cable and satellite TV companies, NBC News reported. The FCC proposed regulation Wednesday to allow consumers to get services through devices...

<![CDATA[Tax Changes Ahead For 2016]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:14:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_taxchanges0122_1500x845.jpg
Filing your taxes this year will be different than years past. For starters, you're going to have four extra days to file this year. The deadline's been moved to April 18th. Watch for all the changes to filing...]]>
<![CDATA[Moto Restaurant Sold to Alinea Group ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:46:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/192*120/150415-homaro-cantu-1145a_061dd30400f9b5a04d3686c45b11962b.jpg
Moto Restaurant has been bought by the Alinea group months after chef Homaro Cantu, the restaurant’s creator, passed away.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Stocks Post First Positive Week of the Year]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:19:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_757203335586.jpg
U.S. stocks closed higher Friday, marking the first positive week in 2016, thanks to a recovery in oil prices, CNBC reported. The Standard & Poor’s 500 closed higher, with gains from energy leading all sectors...

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<![CDATA[DISH Could Face Up to $24 BIllion in Fines for Calls]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:55:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DishNetwork-496014842.jpg
DISH Network Corp. could face up to $24 billion in fines for violating national Do-Not-Call registry laws, NBC News reported. The company is on trial in Illinois, where a U.S.

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<![CDATA[Customers on Old Netflix HD Plan Expect to Pay More]]> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:20:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-124755248.jpg
Longtime Netflix customer? You could get hit with a $2 increase in your monthly bill. On Tuesday, the company revealed in its quarterly earnings report that customers streaming under the grandfathered $7.99...

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<![CDATA[10 Most In-Demand Jobs in Chicago for 2016: Report]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:01:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/jobs+employment+generic+newspaper.jpg
If you’re looking for a new job this year you might want to consider getting into the health care and tech industries.]]>
<![CDATA[Dow Closes Down Nearly 400: What Should You Do?]]> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 19:04:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/503901314.jpg
It was an opening day many hoped would be followed with a strong rally, but the stock market’s rough start to the New Year continued Friday, causing mixed reviews for many Chicagoans.

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<![CDATA[Tax Season Begins Jan. 19: Things to Know]]> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:25:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/GettyImages-88160312.jpg
It’s time to get back to regular routines and take care of January chores, including gathering your tax information.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Wal-Mart Stores Among List of Closures]]> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 17:50:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/walmart-stock-breaking-getty-176560632.jpg
Two Chicago Walmart Express locations are among the 269 stores the company plans to close worldwide this month.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayback Burgers to Open First Restaurant in Illinois]]> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:41:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/WaybackBurgers_WaybackClassic.jpg
Wayback Burgers is set to open up shop in a Chicago suburb this year, marking the burger chain’s first restaurant in Illinois.

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<![CDATA[Trader Joe's Accused of Underfilling Cans of Tuna]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 19:49:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TraderJoes-GettyImages-536072783.jpg
A new lawsuit claims Trader Joe’s under filled 5-ounce cans of its store-brand tuna, violating federally mandated minimum standards, NBC News reported. The class action was filed Tuesday against the company and...

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<![CDATA[Chinese Stock Market Tanks, Trading Halted]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 20:55:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ChinaStocks-AP_255538557568.jpg
China opted to keep guiding its currency lower, pushing Asian stocks to a three-month low on Thursday, NBC News reported. Fears for the health of the Chinese economy has been reflected in the sharply lower yuan,...

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<![CDATA[Low Gas Prices Forecast For 2016]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 17:09:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_gasprices0104_1500x845.jpg
Analysts expect gasoline prices to remain close to $2 per gallon throughout 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Testing New Mac and Cheese Side]]> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 17:19:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Mac-Cheese.jpg
McDonald’s has confirmed that the chain is testing mac and cheese at certain restaurants in the northeast Ohio area.

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<![CDATA[Redmoon Theater is Closing]]> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 05:38:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/redmoon+theater+2.jpg
Redmoon Theater, a performance company that has been a staple in Chicago for decades, announced Monday it is closing its doors for good.

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<![CDATA[What Shoppers Aren't Buying This Holiday Season: Report]]> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 13:47:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Generic+Gifts+Generic+Holiday+Shopping.jpg
More shoppers may be saying “bah humbug” to clothes this holiday season.

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<![CDATA[$130B Megadeal: Dow, DuPont to Merge]]> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:50:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/182*120/dow+chemical.jpg
Chemical giants DuPont and Dow Chemical agreed to merge in a $130 billion all-stock deal. The company would be renamed DowDuPont then split itself into three independent publicly traded companies focused...

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<![CDATA[Amazon Prime Begins Grocery Delivery in Chicago]]> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 14:59:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_93380942358.jpg
Online retailer Amazon expanded its one-hour delivery service Thursday to include groceries for Chicago residents who are members of Amazon Prime.

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<![CDATA[Nordstrom, J.C. Penney, Others Settle False Labeling Lawsuit]]> Wed, 09 Dec 2015 18:18:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JCPENNEY4.jpg
Nordstrom, J.C. Penney, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Backcountry.com agreed to pay penalties totaling $1.3 million for falsely labeling fibers in some of their products, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Offers New Sandwiches, Table Service at Some Locations]]> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 13:50:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcdonald%27s+worker+getty.jpg
Hundreds of McDonald’s restaurants are about to get new sandwich menu items.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Company Named Best Retailer for 2015 Cyber Week]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:54:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cyber+monday+TLMD.jpg
Those who choose to skip out on the Black Friday chaos may choose to explore Cyber Monday deals, but for shoppers looking to save even more during the online shopping frenzy, it appears some retailers are better...]]>
<![CDATA[Online Sales Surge, but Thousands Lining Up for Black Friday]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:28:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BlackFridayMacys-AP_931186516506.jpg
Thousands of shoppers are still choosing to line up in the stores to make sure they got the best deals. The tradition of getting there early was still going strong, according to NBC News. Hundreds lined...

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<![CDATA[UnitedHealth May Withdraw From Obamacare]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:15:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/UnitedHealth-AP_580078387860.jpg
Experts are divided over Thursday’s news that the No. 1 U.S. health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, might withdraw from health exchanges mandated by so-called Obamacare legislation, NBC News reported. The company...

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<![CDATA[Will Nation's Top Health Insurer Kill Obamacare?]]> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 02:19:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Obamacare-Website-AP_249581118509.jpg
Thursday's news that the No. 1 U.S. health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, might withdraw from the health insurance exchanges mandated by so-called Obamacare legislation divided experts into two camps.

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<![CDATA[Tyson Closing Plants in Chicago and Wisconsin ]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:00:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tyson_logo.jpg
Tyson Foods says it's closing plants in Chicago and Jefferson, Wisconsin, in a move that will affect 880 workers.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Owners Donate Turkeys in Chicago]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:20:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000015185556_1200x675_568755267960.jpg
The Black McDonald's Operators Association of Chicago and Northwest Indiana kicked off their 16th annual "Food for the Body & Spirit" program, donating more than 1,000 turkeys to Chicago residents in need. ]]>
<![CDATA[U.S. Stocks Close Sharply Higher in Wake of Paris Attacks]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:21:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NYSE-Paris-Attacks-GettyImages-497371064.jpg
U.S. stocks gained Monday on a sharp jump in oil prices boosted by geopolitical concerns following weekend terror attacks in Paris. The major U.S. averages closed more than 1 percent higher, recovering some of...

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<![CDATA[Wal-Mart to Open Its Doors on Thanksgiving Day]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:18:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WalmartBlackFriday-AP_674555436752.jpg
Wal-Mart has broken its silence about its plans for Black Friday. On Thursday, the retailer announced it will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the same time it has for the last three years. For those...

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<![CDATA[Company Makes $14B on China's Fake 'Singles' Day']]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:07:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_996003549132.jpg
The retail website Alibaba brought up $14 billion in sales on the made-up Chinese holiday "Singles' Day," the company said on Thursday. This year's sales were 60 percent higher than last year.

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<![CDATA[Macy's Considers Redeveloping Flagship State Street Store]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:23:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-458643256.jpg
Macy’s announced Wednesday that it is considering redeveloping its flagship State Street store in Chicago, among others.

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