<![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 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:00:11 -0500 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:00:11 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[What You Could be Doing to Keep Yourself From a Promotion]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:08:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/87552094.jpg
Do you find yourself questioning why you haven't gotten a promotion lately? A recent study from CareerBuilder sheds light on the physical and behavioral factors that can hurt your chances at getting a raise.

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<![CDATA[Chicago 'Cloud Tax' Adds Cost to Streaming Services]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:51:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Netflix-Logo.jpg
Chicagoans paying to stream movies, TV shows and music from sites like Netflix or Spotify will now be charged a so-called “Cloud tax” to use the services.

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<![CDATA[Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect in Chicago]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:58:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/minimum-wage-cash.jpg
Minimum wage employees in Chicago will begin earning $10 an hour Wednesday as the first part of an incremental minimum wage increase takes effect in the city.]]>
<![CDATA[What's Going on in Greece? And How It Affects You]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:59:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_lv50tweb_1500x845.jpg
Monday's stock slide has investors nervously awaiting Tuesday's opening bell amid the Greek Crisis and an emerging crisis in Puerto Rico.]]>
<![CDATA[Mariano's Opens Largest Store Yet in Chicago Area]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:39:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/mariano%27s+glenview+west.jpg
Mariano’s will open its largest store to date in the Chicago area Tuesday.

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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]]>
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NBC Chicago's series at helping you better manage your money and keep more of it in your pocket.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's to Supersize Quarter Pounders: Report]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:14:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/McDonald%27s+Quarter+Pounder+with+Cheese.jpg
McDonald’s is reportedly beefing up its quarter pounder—literally.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Debuts New Pork Sandwich]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 19:51:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/happy+meal+new.jpg
McDonald’s has a new pork item on its menu.

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<![CDATA[8 New Krispy Kreme Locations to Open in Chicago Area]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:44:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/453817299.jpg
After closing all Chicago area locations except one, Krispy Kreme is coming back with eight new locations in the city and surrounding suburbs, the doughnut chain announced Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Unveils Bike-Friendly Drive-Thru Packaging]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:14:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+drive+thru.jpg
McDonald's has launched yet another campaign in the hopes of rescuing its unhealthy image and boosting sales after continual slumps. This time, the fast food company targets cyclists.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's to Shrink in US For 1st Time in Decades]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:15:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/53038460.jpg
The burger chain that put "supersize" into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald's says the number of U.S.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Adds Limited-Time Offers to Chicago Menus]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:48:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/green+apple+smoothie+mcds.jpg
McDonald’s has reportedly added two limited-time offers to its Chicago menus.

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<![CDATA[Residents Want Bouncer at Booze-Infused Taco Bell]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 22:36:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wicker-park-taco-bell-3.jpg
A Crunchy Taco Supreme and a Corona may sound like a fine idea to many, but for others who live and work near an upcoming Taco Bell that hopes to serve alcohol, limitations are in order.]]>
<![CDATA[Chipotle Testing New Menu Item: Chorizo]]> Wed, 03 Jun 2015 09:09:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP429928785604.jpg
Chipotle Mexican Grill will reportedly test a new menu item at one of its markets—chorizo.

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<![CDATA[Lilly Pulitzer Store Coming to Chicago Suburb]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:09:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/201*120/Lilly-Pulitzer-King-of-Prussia.jpg
Lilly Pulitzer will reportedly open a new shop in Oakbrook Center mall.

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<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts to Release Chips Ahoy Doughnut]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 08:47:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000012618436_1200x675_453890115907.jpg
Dunkin' Donuts' newest creation is topped with cookie crumbles, and filled with business strategy.]]>
<![CDATA[Mirabell Restaurant to Stay Open in Chicago]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 11:41:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/236*120/mirabell.jpg
A popular German restaurant in Chicago that announced it would close earlier this month after 38 years in business will now stay open after an overwhelming public response, the restaurant’s owner said.

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<![CDATA[Cannabis Munchies on Display at Marijuana Trade Show in Chicago]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 11:35:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cannabis+chocolate.jpg
Cannabis lemonade. Cannabis honey. Even cannabis krispie treats -- bottled, packaged and labeled like any other products.

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<![CDATA[Inc. Well]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 11:46:57 -0500
A HOW-TO BLOG FOR CHICAGO BUSINESS]]>
<![CDATA[Protesters Deliver Petition of Demands to McDonald's]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 12:23:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Fight-for-15---1.jpg
More than 1,000 “Fight for 15” protesters returned to McDonald's headquarters Thursday to rally for higher wages ahead of the company’s annual shareholder meeting.

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<![CDATA[Marijuana Trade Show Hits Chicago]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 18:34:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chi-marijuana-expo-1.jpg
The Marijuana Business Conference & Expo is billed as America's oldest and largest national tradeshow, and it's not open to the public. NBC Chicago's Phil Rogers offers a peek inside.]]>
<![CDATA[Target Hiring For New Suburban Location]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 13:05:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/74250546.jpg
Target will host a public job fair to add 200 team members to their new suburban store.

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<![CDATA[Chipotle's ShopHouse Coming to Chicago: Report]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 13:06:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/476810321.jpg
Chipotle’s Southeast-Asian fast-casual dining chain has made its way to Chicago.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Releases New Hamburglar Video]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 09:05:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hamburglar-mcdonalds-today-150507-tease-split_d63e3575accfcacac791531fd3d1923b.today-inline-large.jpg
McDonald's infamous Hamburglar is back in action.
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<![CDATA[McDonald's to Expand All-Day Breakfast Test]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 18:54:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MCDonalds-Breakfast-SanDiego.jpg
McDonald’s will reportedly expand its test of an all-day breakfast menu.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Will No Longer Offer Full Menu at Drive-Through]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 09:30:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/178*120/56608152.jpg
You will no longer be able to peruse all of McDonald’s menu items when ordering at the drive-through.]]>
<![CDATA[2015's Best and Worst Cities to Start a Career: Report]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 11:36:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+skyline+generic.jpg
Thousands of college graduates across the U.S. are preparing to start their careers post-graduation, but apparently, some cities are better than others when it comes to finding job success.]]>
<![CDATA[United Ranks Second in Baggage, Reservation Change Fees]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 16:54:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/United-Continental-merger.jpg
Airline bag and cancellation/change fee revenue in the U.S. hit a combined total of $6.5 billion in 2014.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Company Faces Backer Backlash]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 14:42:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CST-01.jpg
A watch designed in Chicago and supported through crowdfunding remains a work in progress that has run out of cash.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Moves to Further Regulate Crane Operators]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 22:04:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CHI-federated-crane.jpg
Chicago is in the midst of a construction boom, and now officials are turning their attention to the people who construct those buildings. NBC Chicago's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Sale Fail: Consumer Group Alleges Deceptive Pricing]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:45:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/shopping+sale.jpg
Checkbook.org accuses three major retailers of consistently posting "special" prices that rarely, or never, revert back to a higher price.]]>