<![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 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:54:40 -0500 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:54:40 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Man Creates Off-Road Wheelchair]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:58:52 -0500 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 21:50:26 -0500 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 09:47:03 -0500 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 20:15:17 -0500 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 17:32:15 -0500 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[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[Teens Develop Brain-Teaser App, Garner Worldwide Attention]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:13:56 -0500 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 13:12:55 -0500 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 14:48:31 -0500 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 14:41:59 -0500 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 10:44:42 -0500 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 17:24:42 -0500 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 11:13:34 -0500 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 10:42:17 -0500 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...]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter Analysis Ranks Best and Worst Airlines]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:24:53 -0500 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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<![CDATA[Airline Celebrates O'Hare Launch With $29 Airfare]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:32:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_042914_frontier.jpg
To celebrate the launch of its domestic service from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, Frontier Airlines is offering discounted tickets as low as $29 for one day.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Every Morning for Two Weeks]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:14:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McDonalds13.jpg
From September 16 through September 29, participating McDonald’s locations across the country will be handing out free cups of McCafé coffees.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Expands "Build-Your-Own-Burger" Test]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:18:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/mcdonalds+burger.jpg
Amid reports that younger generations are favoring fast-casual restaurants like Chipotle, McDonald’s is expanding its fast and casual way of ordering.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Trademarks Term "McBrunch"]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:49:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds8.jpg
McDonald’s has reportedly filed a federal trademark registration for the term “McBrunch."

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<![CDATA[2 Chicago Writers Join List of World's Top-Earning Authors]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:55:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Gone-Girl-Ben-Affleck.011714_copy.jpg
Two Chicago writers have joined the ranks of Forbes' top-earning authors in the world.]]>
<![CDATA[50 Protesters Detained in Minimum Wage Rallies]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:49:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McDonalds_arrests_9-4.jpg
Demonstrations on the South Side of Chicago and in Cicero result in arrests.
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<![CDATA[Emanuel Signs Minimum Wage Executive Order]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:52:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm-minimum-wage.jpg
Officials said it will apply to city contractors advertised after Oct. 1 and will affect about 1,000 contracted employees.]]>
<![CDATA[Garrett Popcorn Sued Over "Chicago Mix"]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:14:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/246*120/garretts+edit.jpg
Chicagoans who are fans of Garrett’s Popcorn won’t be calling one of the gourmet popcorn shop’s most popular mixes the “Chicago Mix” anymore.]]>
<![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
Market Basket's board of directors has signed a deal to sell the grocery chain to former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas for more than $1.5 billion, following months of massive employee protests and customer...]]>
<![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.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![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[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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