<![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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:36:55 -0500 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:36:55 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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[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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<![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.]]>
<![CDATA[4 Places Never to Swipe Your Debit Card]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 05:05:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/debit+card+swipe.jpg
There are four places where you should not be swiping your debit card. Lynda Baquero has more.

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<![CDATA[Group Urges Walgreens to Leave Illinois for Europe]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:28:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/walgreens+sign+edit.jpg
Walgreens is under pressure to move its Illinois-based headquarters out of the country.]]>
<![CDATA[United Airlines Ranks Third in Consumer Complaints]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:53:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/United-Continental-merger.jpg
The report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, released Thursday, ranked 13 major airlines in the United States by the number of complaints per 100,000 passengers.

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<![CDATA[IKEA Buying Illinois Wind-Energy Project]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:24:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452348899.jpg
IKEA's U.S. subsidiary is buying a long-planned wind-energy project in eastern Illinois as part of the company's initiative to offset its power use with renewable energy generation.

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<![CDATA[Food Ordering Company GrubHub Soars in Debut]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:39:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/grubhub+screenshot.jpg
Wall Street appears to be in the mood for takeout.]]>
<![CDATA[Hot Dog Lovers Unite For Chicago Emoji]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:01:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hot+dog+emoji.jpg
A manager at a local hot dog restaurant has started a national campaign for the hot dog emoji, and it's attracted some famous followers.

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<![CDATA[Groupon Launches Fund to Restore Swedish Water Tower]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:19:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Swedish_Museum_Tower.jpg
Chicago-based Groupon wants to see a symbol of Andersonville's identity restored.]]>
<![CDATA[Now Hiring: 350 Jobs Open At Bridgeport Mariano's]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:07:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Marianos_park-ridge.jpg
Mariano's is hosting a job fair to help fill the positions at the new location.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago-Based Calumet Photographic Shutters U.S. Stores]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:53:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CES_Thursday_P8.jpg
A Chicago-based photography store has closed its doors and filed for Chapter 7 liquidation.

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<![CDATA[Bad News for Amazon Prime Members]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:52:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
If you've ever wanted to sign up for Amazon Prime, you have a week to do so before a big price hike takes effect. The cost of a standard "Prime" membership is set to set you back $99, up from $79.

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<![CDATA[Winter Delays Wendella River Tour & Taxi Boats]]> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:05:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wendella-boats-ice.jpg
Wendella Cruises were expected to start operations on Friday, but the fleet is stuck in ice along the Calumet River.

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<![CDATA[U of C Tops Northwestern in Business Grad School Rankings ]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:19:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/university+of+chicago+getty.JPG
Two Illinois business schools swapped spots in this year's U.S. News & World Report ranking of best graduate schools in the country.]]>
<![CDATA[Boeing Shares Drop Amid Search for Missing Plane]]> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:45:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP201588954901.jpg
As of midday, shares of Boeing were down $3.24 to $125.31.

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<![CDATA[Gossip App Disabled After Chicago Schools Cite Bully Behavior]]> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:51:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/yik+yak.jpg
The anonymous Twitter-like social app Yik Yak sparked controversy when reports emerged that it was being used for bullying.]]>