<![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 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:43:30 -0600 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:43:30 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Chicagoans Make List of World's Billionaires in 2015]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:10:54 -0600 2015 Rank: #216
Net Worth: $6.5 billion
The Chicago resident began trading in his Harvard dorm room during the 1980s before founding the successful Chicago-based global hedge fund firm Citadel LLC. Griffin's local presence extends to philanthropic donations to institutions such as the Art Institute and a five-year term on the University of Chicago's Board of Trustees.]]>
2015 Rank: #216
Net Worth: $6.5 billion
The Chicago resident began trading in his Harvard dorm room during the 1980s before founding the successful Chicago-based global hedge fund firm Citadel LLC. Griffin's local presence extends to philanthropic donations to institutions such as the Art Institute and a five-year term on the University of Chicago's Board of Trustees.]]>
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From Michael Jordan to the Pritzker family, here are billionaires with Chicago ties named to Forbes World's Billionaires List for 2015.

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<![CDATA[Hot Doug's to Return to Chicago for One Day]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:50:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/doug+sohn.jpg
It has been nearly five months since the beloved Hot Doug’s closed its doors for good, ending an encased meat era in Chicago, but it appears the famed hot dog stand will return for one day, and one day only.

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<![CDATA[Social Reaction to Chargers-Raiders Stadium News]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:33:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chargers+raiders+stadium+rendering+13.jpg
News that rival professional football teams the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders are joining forces on a proposal that could have them share a Southern California stadium surprised many when it...

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<![CDATA[Elite Jumping Horses of Cuba ]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:32:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP247924812525_CubaHorses.jpg
Already renowned for fine rum and fancy cigars, Cuba is carving out a new luxury niche that is attracting Latin American elites to the communist-run island: elite jumping horses.

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<![CDATA[Target 5: Investigating the Issues That Affect You Most]]> Tue, 08 May 2012 13:57:53 -0600
Investigating the Issues That Affect You Most]]>
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<![CDATA[McDonald's Auctions Off Bottle of Big Mac Special Sauce]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 03:02:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+sign+new+1.jpg
A Big Mac may only cost a few dollars at McDonald’s, but when it comes to the fast food chain’s Big Mac Special Sauce things get pricey.
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<![CDATA[Boeing 747-8 Picked as Next Platform for Air Force One]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:50:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/020810+Boeing+1.jpg
An aircraft from Chicago-based Boeing was once again selected to fly the President of the United States.

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<![CDATA[Frank Meats Patty Opens in Former Hot Doug's Home]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:54:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/222*120/frank+meats+patty+sign.jpg
Friday marks the day when the former home of famed encased meat eatery Hot Doug’s officially becomes Frank Meats Patty.

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<![CDATA[Target Launches New Plus-Size Clothing Line]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:51:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/240*120/AVA+VIV+Header.jpg
Target has announced plans to unveil a new clothing line designed specifically for plus-size women.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Workers File Civil Rights Lawsuit]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:11:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/mcdonalds-sign1.JPG
Several McDonald’s workers filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the company Thursday alleging a “widespread pattern of racial and sexual discrimination and harassment” at some stores.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Gas Prices Falling Below $2]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:36:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gas-prices-461831632.jpg
Now is the perfect time to start planning a road trip, because by the end the weekend, the national average for gas prices is predicted to fall below $2 a gallon. But fill up your tanks, because these record low...

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<![CDATA[How McDonald's Fries Are Made]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:27:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McDonalds-fries.jpg
If you were wondering how McDonald’s fries are made, or what they’re made of, you’re not alone.

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<![CDATA[Plans for Woodfield Mall Renovation Revealed]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:39:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010660720_1200x675_386627139956.jpg
Officials on Tuesday revealed plans for a major renovation at Woodfield Mall this year.]]>
<![CDATA[Plans for Woodfield Mall Renovation Revealed]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:39:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/222*120/woodfield+mall+rendering.jpg
Officials on Tuesday revealed plans for a major renovation at Woodfield Mall this year.]]>
<![CDATA[Target to Shut Down Stores in Canada]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:02:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/453903966.jpg
Target says it will shut down 133-store Canadian operation after failed expansion

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<![CDATA[Cadbury Changes Recipe for Creme Egg, Outrages Fans]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:45:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/484044769.jpg
Creme Egg fans received some rotten news this week.

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<![CDATA[Local Company Chosen as Dessert Sponsor for Golden Globes]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:34:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010522271_1200x675_382564419630.jpg
A suburban company was chosen as one of the dessert sponsors for the Golden Globes. LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Major Renovation Planned for Woodfield Mall]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:35:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/woodfield_mall_black_friday.jpg
Woodfield Mall is expected to undergo a major renovation this year.

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<![CDATA[Chicago-Area Bank Rolls Out Smartphone ATMs]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:02:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/atm-keyboard-generic-0716.jpg
Say goodbye to ATM cards and hello to your smartphone.

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<![CDATA[No, McDonald's Isn't Ditching the Big Mac]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:32:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+sign+new+1.jpg
No, McDonald’s is not getting rid of the Big Mac.
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<![CDATA[Analysis: Eateries With Most Failed Inspections]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:07:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trinity-Bar-chicago-1.jpg
Nearly 50 licensed Chicago restaurants failed their health inspections at least three times each this year, a review of city data shows.

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<![CDATA[Is Your Office Making a Bad Flu Season Worse?]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:18:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Sick-Flu_generic.jpg
'Tis the season for holiday cheer, gifts and celebration, but for office workers across the country, it is also the season of something else: the flu.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicagoan Creates Lesbian Dating App Scissr]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:40:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/iPhone8.jpg
There’s Tinder, there’s Grindr and now there’s Scissr.

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<![CDATA[Low-Wage Workers Continue Push for $15/Hour Minimum Wage]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:41:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chi-min-wage-protest-1.jpg
An employee at a downtown BP gas station closed the store and walked off the job early Thursday to join a group of fast food workers demanding an increase to the minimum wage.
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<![CDATA[Jewelry Retailer Lia Sophia Closing Its Doors]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:32:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LiaSophia11.jpg
Jewelry brand Lia Sophia announced Monday it will be closing its doors after 28 years in business.

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<![CDATA[Valerie Jarrett Shops Chicago Small Businesses]]> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:02:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-29+at+5.56.46+PM.png
Valerie Jarrett, the senior adviser to President Barack Obama, was in her home town on Small Business Saturday shopping at local stores. Jarrett wants to put a spotlight on the initiative.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Shops Ready for Small Business Saturday]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:26:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/209*120/small+biz+saturday2.jpg
With the Black Friday frenzy coming to an end, small businesses are hoping to reign in on some of the holiday shopping madness.]]>
<![CDATA[Website Lets Consumers Haggle on Pricing]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:56:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/greentoe-1.jpg
Most consumers hate haggling, and most brick and mortar stores don't even embrace it, but an online venture can make consumers more comfortable over price negotiations. NBC Chicago's Lisa Parker reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Businesses Giving Back for More Than the Holidays]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:51:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Generic+Gifts+Generic+Holiday+Shopping.jpg
Thanksgiving is near, and for many businesses, that means thanking clients, partners, employees, a community and supportive family and friends. But giving back as a business doesn't have to be just a holiday...

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<![CDATA[Tips to Avoid Black Friday Shopping Scams]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:59:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/black-friday-employees-thanksgiving+%281%29.jpg
With many retailers planning to start Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on Thanksgiving Day, some even sooner, the Better Business Bureau has listed the top ways for holiday shoppers to avoid scams and...

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<![CDATA[New Lammily Doll Aims to be "Normal Barbie" ]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:02:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/lammily+fashion+3.jpg
A graphic designer turned toy maker has created what some are calling the “anti-Barbie” and "normal Barbie."

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<![CDATA[Best, Worst Retailers for Black Friday Deals]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:47:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/black+friday3.JPG
With so many stores offering up Black Friday deals, it can be tough to decide where to go.

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<![CDATA[Stores That Will Be Closed for Thanksgiving]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:45:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Nieman-Marcus.jpg
With many stores opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving, some retailers are keeping their doors shut for the holiday.

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<![CDATA[The Onion Looks Into Possible Sale: Report]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:14:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/the-onion86426287.jpg
This is not a joke. It appears the owners of Chicago-based satirical news site The Onion are looking into a possible sale, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Four Ways to Master the Exit Interview]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:17:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/handshake_web.jpg
When an employee leaves a company, both the departing party and the employer face many challenges, regardless of the circumstance.]]>