<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Business News - Money, Financial & Corporate News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usSun, 26 Jun 2016 19:38:40 -0500Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:38:40 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[US Stocks Closer Higher as UK Votes on Brexit Referendum]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:41:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/USStocks-AP_16172523107175.jpg
U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent higher Thursday, on the heels of the U.K. vote to remain in the European Union, CNBC reported. The S&P 500 posted its highest close since June 9.

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<![CDATA[Fed Chair Janet Yellen 'Hopeful' About Economic Growth]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:57:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JanetYellen-AP_16174565055178.jpg
Fed Chair Janet Yellen said she's hopeful for economic growth, NBC News reported. "We are seeing a pickup in growth. There's been a sharp increase in consumer spending," Yellen told the House Financial...

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<![CDATA[Citi Sues AT&T Over 'Thanks' Rights]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:16:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/citi-att-split-0616.jpg
Citigroup filed a trademark infringement suit in the U.S. District Court of Manhattan last week saying the telecom giant’s recently unveiled “AT&T thanks” program could cause confusion with the bank’s...

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<![CDATA[DQ to Open Up to 35 New Chicago-Area Restaurants: Report]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 21:24:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Dairy+Queen.jpg
Dairy Queen reportedly plans to open up to 35 more restaurants in the Chicago area in the next five years.

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<![CDATA[How to Amend a Tax Return]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 09:49:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/irs-building1.jpg
You are experiencing sweet satisfaction knowing that your taxes were filed on time. That is, until you realize that you took a deduction when you did not qualify for it, or forgot to claim an important...

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<![CDATA[Sports Authority to Close All of Its Stores]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 10:32:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sports-GettyImages-513328004.jpg
Sports Authority is getting ready to close all of its 463 stores and has launched a big going-out-of-business sale, according to NBC's "Today" show. The chain filed for bankruptcy protection a few months back,...

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<![CDATA[Macy's Forecast Cut Ignites Retail Worries]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 07:37:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-530665646.jpg
Macy's reported disappointing quarterly sales Wednesday and slashed its full-year forecast, underscoring a slump in apparel demand at U.S. department stores, NBC News reported.The bleak start to 2016...

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<![CDATA[Proposed Rule May Allow Class-Action Suits Against Banks]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 17:14:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gavel-generic-stock.jpg
A rule proposed Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may ban mandatory arbitration clauses that prevent consumers from filing class-action lawsuits against their banks and credit card companies...

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<![CDATA[Ikea Announces Plans for First Wisconsin Location]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 13:21:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-536073699.jpg
Ikea has announced plans to open its first store in Wisconsin, expanding the retailer’s presence in the Midwest.

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<![CDATA[Sports Authority to Auction Assets on May 16]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 16:26:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sportsauthorityGettyImages-513327988.jpg
National retail chain Sports Authority's future looks pretty bleak. The company announced in early March that it planned to close 140 of its 463 stores and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in...

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<![CDATA[Rovi Buying TiVo in $1.1.B Cash-and-Stock Deal]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:42:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-51921649.jpg
Rovi Corp. said Friday that it will pay $10.70 in cash and stock for each TiVo Inc. share. Rovi will pay $2.75 per share in cash, or about $277 million. The rest, $7.95 per share, will be paid in stock.Once...

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<![CDATA[What To Do If You Are Audited by the IRS]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:25:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tax+envelope.jpg
You've received a letter from the IRS regarding an audit. Stay calm and assess the situation.

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<![CDATA[DoJ Approves Charter Deal to Buy Time Warner Cable]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:36:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/475414152-charter-communications.jpg
The U.S. Justice Department approved Charter Communications' proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable and Bright House networks on Monday, Reuters reports.The Justice Department valued the purchase of Time...

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<![CDATA[Trans-Alaska Pipeline Resumes Oil Production After Fire ]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 19:51:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/160421-alaska-pipeline-749p_83a192ebac3e50487de2b8a05858d82a.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000.jpg
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline resumed operations after a fire at a pumping station forced officials to shut it down on Wednesday, according to the company running the system, NBC News reported.An employee noticed...

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<![CDATA[Intel to Cut 12K Jobs, Reducing Workforce by 11 Percent]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:09:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/184*120/91022387.jpg
Shares of Intel fell nearly 3 percent after the bell Tuesday as it announced it would cut 12,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, by 2017, due to restructuring, CNBC reports. Intel, based in Santa Clara,

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<![CDATA[Last-Minute Tax Day Filing: How to Pay Uncle Sam at Deadline]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:31:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/GettyImages-88160312.jpg
Waiting until the last minute to pay your taxes can cost you if you are expecting a refund, since the government hangs on to your money and receives more interest on it. However, if you owe money to the...

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<![CDATA[Wegmans Tops Grocery Store List]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:40:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wegmans-pub-bar-and-restaur.jpg
Trader Joe's is no longer America's favorite grocery store.Wegmans tops Market Force’s 2016 list of America’s Favorite Grocery Retailers.Market Force, a brand strategy firm, gave the Rochester, New...

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<![CDATA[Why The 2016 Tax Deadline Isn't April 15]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:04:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/irsGettyImages-56043781.jpg
Most people know April 15 as the deadline for submitting personal tax returns, but that's not the case this year. For the 2016 deadline, the Internal Revenue Service has given taxpayers until Monday, April...

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Chatbot Venture]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:51:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/Facebook-generic-1.jpg
Facebook announced Tuesday it will let developers build chatbots – interactive, responsive messaging programs – to communicate directly with people, CNBC reports.The announcement came at its annual F8...

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<![CDATA['Pregnancy Penalty' Can Affect Pay of Women Without Kids]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:19:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/595346485-pregnancy-penalty-file-image.jpg
As women fight what has been an uphill battle for equal pay, they continue to face another exacerbating factor: being penalized for the fact that they could – regardless of whether they will – have children, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Navy Pier Summer Job Fair Sells Out]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:07:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/navy+pier+disturbance.jpg
In honor of the iconic landmark turning 100 this summer, Navy Pier hosted a job fair Thursday. In partnership with Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., the job fair featured opportunities with Navy Pier and its partners along...]]>
<![CDATA[Lawsuit Says Starbucks Underfilling Lattes]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:03:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Starbucks_Latte_511143580.jpg
A lawsuit filed in a Northern California federal court last week accuses Starbucks of deliberately underfilling its latte cups by 25 percent in order to save money, The Seattle Times reported.The suit...

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<![CDATA[Over 200k Orders for New Tesla]]> Sat, 02 Apr 2016 09:29:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/AP_508328161795.jpg
The electric car company that drove its loyal fans into a frenzy of anticipation usually associated with iPhones and Xboxes unveiled its new, lower-priced model Friday at an event in Southern California.Some...

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<![CDATA[Condoms, Sodas and Snacks: Amazon Expands Dash Button Program]]> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:42:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Amazon+Dash+Button.jpg
You can now dash for condoms on Amazon.One year after the company unveiled its Amazon Dash Buttons, which allow customers to order goods with the push of a physical button, the company announced Thursday it is...

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