<![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 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:49:57 -0600 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:49:57 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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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<![CDATA[China's Online Singles' Day Nets Record Sales ]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 06:00:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SinglesDay-GettyImages-496343898.jpg
China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has passed its record halfway through its Singles’ Day shopping event, NBC News reported. In the first eight minutes of this year’s sale, the company generated more than...

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<![CDATA[McDonald's to Offer Mozzarella Sticks Nationwide Next Year]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:05:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/mcdonalds-sign-gallery.jpg
McDonald’s plans to add a new snack item to menus across the country next year.

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<![CDATA[Safety Experts Release New Booster Seat Ratings]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 05:47:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/news-GettyImages-580521915.jpg
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its latest safety ratings for booster seats on Tuesday. Twenty of the 23 seats earned the highest rating. The IIHS said the seats would provide a good...

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<![CDATA[VW Offers $1,000 Credit Cards to Owners of Cheating Diesels]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:08:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_928991880469-VW.jpg
Volkswagen's U.S. subsidiary said on Monday it will offer $1,000 worth of credit cards, of which half may be spent at VW and Audi dealerships, to owners of certain diesel models the company has admitted do...

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<![CDATA[Nordstrom Says It Won't Deck the Halls Until After Thanksgiving]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:50:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Nordstrom-Generic.jpg
With the holiday season fast approaching, many stores across the country are decking the halls with holiday decor, but Nordstrom says that won’t be the case in their stores.

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<![CDATA[Verizon Considers Sale of Business Services, Data Storage Assets]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 13:10:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-92351676.jpg
Verizon Communications Inc. is exploring a sale of its enterprise assets, according to people familiar with the matter, as the largest U.S. wireless carrier seeks to focus on its core business, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Girl Scout's Bumping Cookies to $5 a Box]]> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 15:29:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_080402011722.jpg
After years of holding prices steady, more Girl Scout councils are boosting cookie prices to $5 a box. "The No. 1 factor was us hearing feedback from adult volunteers that girls had such a great experience...

<![CDATA[Kraft Heinz to Move Oscar Mayer HQ to Chicago]]> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:10:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/OscarMayer2.jpg
Kraft Heinz announced Wednesday it will move the headquarters for Oscar Mayer to Chicago in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Wal-Mart to Get Help from Santa in Holiday Shopping War]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 05:56:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Walmart-AP_660836205135.jpg
Santa Claus will be coming to Wal-Mart this holiday season, NBC News reported. The retail giant is banking on an army of Santas and other holiday attractions to help regain market share from its biggest...

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<![CDATA[Activision to Buy 'Candy Crush' Maker for $5.9B]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 04:17:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CandyCrush-AP_163106589683.jpg
Video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc. said it will buy the maker of the popular “Candy Crush Saga” game, Reuters reported. Activision will buy King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion to strengthen...

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<![CDATA[Amazon Offers 20 Weeks of Paid Maternity Leave]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:51:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_93380942358.jpg
Amazon is now offering new birth mothers who have spent a year with the company up to 20 weeks of maternity leave. The company outlined the new perk in an internal memo, which it shared with NBC News on...

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<![CDATA[Shoppers Prefer Paper Coupons: Survey]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 06:32:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_090422053554.jpg
New research shows consumers are clipping coupons out of newspapers and other paper mailings rather than finding them online, according to a CreditCards.com survey. Sixty-three percent of U.S.

<![CDATA[Wiener's Circle Dresses for Halloween]]> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 16:35:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/image2116.JPG
Wiener Circle – the hot dog stand known for its sassy staffers – decided to convert its store into a McDowell's, just like the fictional restaurant in the 1988 film "Coming to America."]]>
<![CDATA[Peet's Coffee & Tea Buys Intelligentsia Coffee]]> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 11:54:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*121/Intelligentsia+Coffee+Bar.jpg
Peet’s Coffee and Tea on Friday announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Chicago-based Intelligentsia Coffee.]]>
<![CDATA[Date Set for Opening of New Suburban Portillo's Restaurant]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 15:30:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/206*120/portillos3.png
The date for the opening of the Portillo’s restaurant in Gurnee has been set. Fans can visit the new location in Gurnee Mills Circle at 6102 W. Grand Avenue on November 10th at 10:30 a.m.

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<![CDATA[UAW & GM Reach Tentative Deal, Avert Strike]]> Sun, 25 Oct 2015 22:32:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_070731045624.jpg
A tentative agreement has been reached between the United Auto Workers union bargaining committee and General Motors, averting a strike, NBC News reported. The union said all of its GM members were prepared to...

<![CDATA[Zara Founder Briefly Ranks as Richest in World]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:35:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/181*120/GettyImages-1474160131.jpg
For four hours, Zara founder Amancio Ortega was the richest man in the world. The Spanish man and founder of popular clothing brand "Zara," Amancio Ortega, was briefly valued at $80 billion, making him...

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<![CDATA[Strategic Advice for Early Holiday Shoppers]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 03:52:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-474239694.jpg
It's not even Halloween yet, but Americans are already shopping for the holiday season. The National Retail Federation said about 40 percent of consumers start their seasonal shopping before Halloween. Many...

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<![CDATA[Uniqlo to Open Flagship Store in Chicago Friday]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16:26:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/uniqlo+manhattan.jpg
The Japanese retail store Uniqlo is set to open its flagship store — and second largest store — in Chicago on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Chicago-Based Radio Flyer Named Best Small Workplace]]> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 19:01:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/radio+flyer+wagons.jpg
A Chicago company has been named the best small company to work for in the U.S. in an annual ranking of small- and medium-sized companies by Fortune magazine.

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<![CDATA[Toby Keith's Closes Early After Staff Steals From Restaurant]]> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:44:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-173092769.jpg
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill in Rosemont had until Oct. 31 before it needed to close its doors for good, according to the village's mayor, but it appears the restaurant shut down early after management...]]>
<![CDATA[Toby Keith's Bar in Rosemont Will Soon Close]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:18:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP483260167176.jpg
Toby Keith’s may soon leave Rosemont, and another country-inspired venue could take its place.

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