<![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, 01 Sep 2014 20:15:02 -0500 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:15:02 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Market Basket Board OKs $1.5 Billion Sale to Ousted CEO]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:49:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Market+Basket.jpg
If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it. Sixteen months after the attack killed three people and injured more than...

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<![CDATA["Millennial" Market Not Lovin' McDonald's: Report]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:51:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McDonalds-Blitz-Box.jpg
It looks like millennials aren’t munching on McDonald’s as much as they used to.

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<![CDATA["Millennial" Market Not Lovin' McDonald's: Report]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:02:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McDonalds-Blitz-Box.jpg
It looks like millennials aren’t munching on McDonald’s as much as they used to.

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<![CDATA[Company Peddles Soda "Pot"]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:34:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/soda-pot.jpg
08/25/14: A bottler in Washington is using that state's new marijuana law to create a new category of THC treats. Reggie Aqui from NBC station KGW reports.]]>
<![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]]>
<![CDATA[$martMoney]]> Tue, 08 May 2012 09:08:56 -0500
NBC Chicago's series at helping you better manage your money and keep more of it in your pocket.]]>
<![CDATA[Spotlight: Grainger's Paul Miller]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:20:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Paul-Miller-Grainger.jpg
Grainger may be an 85-year-old company, but VP of eCommerce, Paul Miller, shows how the company manages to innovate in a digital world.]]>
<![CDATA[What the Workplace Could Look Like in 2022]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:20:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/employmentgeneric.jpg
The future of the workplace could look a lot more like 1984.

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<![CDATA[2013 Marathon Economic Impact Exceeded $250M]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:45:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chi+marathon+start.jpg
The 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon generated more than $253 million worth of economic activity for the area, race officials announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Ranks Second for Fast-Growing Businesses]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:36:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+skyline+generic.jpg
Chicago companies snagged 95 spots on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies.]]>
<![CDATA[Hostess Closing Schiller Park Twinkie Plant, Again]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:43:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hostess-twinkies-156458828.jpg
Hostess Brands announced Wednesday it has decided to close its Schiller Park bakery, less than two years after the location was set to close as the company entered bankruptcy.

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<![CDATA[United Airlines to Offer Uber Service on Mobile App]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:49:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/451565438.jpg
Looks like United Airlines is hopping aboard the Uber bandwagon.

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<![CDATA[Apple Could be Considering Mag Mile Move]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:38:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Apple_ipad-chicago-11-1.jpg
Apple Inc. could be plugging in at a new location on Michigan Avenue in the future.]]>
<![CDATA[Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:58:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/Steve+Ballmer+Clips+1.JPG
The sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is complete, NBA officials said Tuesday after months of legal battles involving long-time Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his wife. In a...]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's to Sell Packaged Coffee in Supermarkets: Report]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:42:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/050509+McCafe+Picture+p11.jpg
Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now: The singer says she's releasing her first full-length pop album on Oct. 27.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's to Sell Packaged Coffee in Supermarkets]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:22:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/050509+McCafe+Picture+p11.jpg
McDonald's will reportedly begin selling packaged coffee at supermarkets across the nation.]]>
<![CDATA[Inside Defcon: What Happens at the Annual Hacker Convention]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:35:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*213/Defcon-poster-p1.jpg
Nearly 16,000 eager hackers of all ages showed up for Defcon 22 at the Rio Hotel. Some of the attendees include white hat hackers (good guys) and black hats (unscrupulous

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<![CDATA[Jewel-Osco Computers Hit by Hackers]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:46:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP985800088575.jpg
Hackers tried to snag credit card data from Jewel-Osco computers but there was no evidence as of Friday morning that any customer information was obtained, company officials said.

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<![CDATA[Yelp Opens Office in Merchandise Mart ]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:29:47 -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[Chicago Tops 2014 List of U.S. Meeting Destinations]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:16:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*160/104992627722171095108361814961537n.jpg
City's investments in infrastructure and hotel may not be primary factor in business choices, firm spokesman says after analyzing data.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Left Off List of Best U.S. Craft Breweries]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:19:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/187774436.jpg
Chicago takes pride in its craft beer scene. From pioneers like Goose Island to solid mainstays like Revolution Brewing and Half Acre Beer Company, not to mention regular additions from...

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<![CDATA[Restaurant Bans Kids]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:33:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/resto-bans-kids.jpg
7/30/14: A popular restaurant in Northern California has offended some parents when it posted a sign prohibiting strollers, high chairs, booster seats, loud kids, and crying

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<![CDATA[Shake Shack To Open Second Chicago Location in 2015]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:02:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/shake+shack+getty.jpg
New York City-based Shake Shack, as famous for its lines and web cam as its burgers and shakes, is adding a second Chicago location before opening the first.

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<![CDATA[Uniqlo To Open First Store in Chicago Next Fall]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:55:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/uniqlo+getty.jpg
Clothing store Uniqlo plans to open its first store in Chicago -- and the Midwest -- next fall.

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<![CDATA[See the New Style of Student Housing]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:54:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/drexel-dorm.jpg
These are not the cinderblock cells many remember from their college experiences. CNBC's Liz McLaughlin shows off some swanky new digs and explains why the market is hot right now.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Comes to Chicago for Small Business Boot Camp]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:12:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/199*120/Facebook+Fit+p1.jpg
Facebook stops in Chicago during its five-city tour to give small businesses tips.]]>
<![CDATA[United to Outsource Jobs at 12 Airports to Cut Costs]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:58:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/464651551.jpg
Chicago-based United Continental Holdings Inc. lost $609 million in the first quarter.

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<![CDATA[Revolution Brewing Makes List of Top Beer Can Designs]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:42:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/antihero+IPA.jpg
Like books, you can't judge a beer by its cover. Unless your design is as cool as Chicago-based Revolution Brewing's Anti-Hero IPA.

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<![CDATA[New Survey Ranks Best, Worst Fast Food in America]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:21:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/485070831.jpg
Want fries with that? Apparently Americans prefer quality, value and variety with their fast food, and they aren't getting it from major chains.

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<![CDATA[Portillo's Makes Deal With Buyout Firm: Report]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:58:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/portillos-itailan-beef.jpg
Popular Chicago chain Portillo's reportedly has agreed to an investment from a buyout firm.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Lands George Lucas' Museum]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:03:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/george-lucas-r2d21.jpg
Chicago has come out on top in the intense competition for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

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<![CDATA[Entrepreneur Barbie Makes Her Debut]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:28:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/BarbieEntreBillboard_v3_%282%29.jpg
From nurse to pilot to NASCAR driver to computer engineer, Barbie has had a lot of different careers. Now she’s adding entrepreneur to the list of titles under her exceptionally small plastic belt.

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<![CDATA[Culver's Plans First Chicago Location in Wrigleyville]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:33:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/culvers+getty.jpg
Chicagoans could be eating "ButterBurgers" in Wrigleyville by Cubs Opening Day next year.

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<![CDATA[eBay to Expand in Chicago]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 06:58:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/70d7c28cf8744445ba039f9d6d24c3f1.jpg
The online auction giant will hire 360 employees over three years and lease a 60,000-square-foot office in the city's Merchandise Mart building.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Traffic Apps to Help Navigate Kennedy Closures]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:26:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/04-25-2014-generic-traffic-generic.jpg
It's already being called "carmageddon." During the last three weekends in June, part of the Kennedy Expressway will close for major construction at Ohio Street, likely causing massive delays and detours.]]>
<![CDATA[WGN Says Cubs Radio Deal Didn't Make Economic Sense]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:51:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP848740801840_1.jpg
WGN Radio president Jimmy de Castro says parting ways was a difficult decision for the station. But he says the decision was made after the station determined the business deal the Cubs insisted on did not make...

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<![CDATA[5 More Mariano's Stores Set to Open in 2015]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 10:39:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Marianos_park-ridge.jpg
Mariano's isn't done yet. The grocery store chain plans to open five more locations in 2015, with four confirmed stores set to open in the suburbs.]]>