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Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

Walgreens taps Starbucks executive as its new CEO
Walgreens Boots Alliance has named Roz Brewer, former chief operating officer at Starbucks, as its new CEO.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

Walgreens names Starbucks executive as new CEO
Walgreens Boots Alliance has named Roz Brewer, former chief operating officer at Starbucks, as its new CEO.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

Widespread internet outages hit the northeast, interrupting work and school
Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

State board denies request by owners of Mercy Hospital to open $13 million South Side outpatient center
Mercy Hospital owners, who seek to close the hospital, see their plan to open a $13 million South Side outpatient care center rejected by a state board.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

Red bull's-eye, blue jeans: Target and Levi's team up on home collection
"This is unexpected Levi's stuff that they are going to find inside Target, and it's going to surprise and delight them," said Levi's CEO Chip Bergh.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

Walgreens, Jewel-Osco, Walmart and Cook County scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments, though demand is great and doses scarce
Walgreens, Jewel-Osco, Walmart and suburban Cook County are now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for eligible Chicago-area residents.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

Space tourism gets serious with first private crew: 3 men paying $55M each to visit space station
"This is the first private flight to the International Space Station. It's never been done before," said Axiom's chief executive and president Mike Suffredini, a former space station program manager for NASA.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

Skokie Village Board approves $50 million hotel and conference center as part of downtown revitalization plan
As part of a continuing development spree in the downtown corridor, Skokie trustees last week signed off on a $50 million hotel and conference center.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

Beam Suntory to move global HQ to New York, but Chicago will remain its largest office
Beam Suntory, the liquor company behind Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, plans to move its global headquarters from Chicago to New York City next year. Chicago will remain home to its North American business unit and its largest office in the world.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

PepsiCo teaming with Beyond Meat on meatless snacks, protein drinks
PepsiCo and Beyond Meat are creating a joint venture to develop snacks and drinks made from plant-based proteins.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

President Biden to halt new oil and gas leasing on US lands
President Joe Biden is set to announce a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands, as his administration moves to reverse Trump administration policies on climate change.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

US suffers sharpest rise in poverty rate in more than 50 years
The poverty rate increased by 2.4 percentage points during the latter half of 2020 as the U.S. continued to suffer the economic impacts of COVID-19, according to economists from the University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line cancels some voyages through April 2023 as COVID-19 continues
Carnival Cruise Line is canceling and delaying more U.S. trips at a time when new cases of COVID-19 are averaging about 170,000 per day in the country amid a jumbled rollout of vaccines.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

Service dogs only: Southwest bans emotional support animals, joining other airlines
Southwest said it will let passengers bring trained service dogs in the cabin, but it will no longer accept support animals, starting March 1.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

$20 billion One Central project, which would bring skyscrapers and 9,000-plus residences near Soldier Field, gets some changes to win over neighbors. But can it win over Pritzker?
Landmark Development provided a public update of its $20 billion vision for One Central, which proposes skyscrapers as tall as 89 stories over train tracks, a transit center and 9,050 residential units near Soldier Field.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 26, 2021

My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell permanently banned from Twitter over baseless election claims
Twitter decided to ban Lindell, who founded bedding company My Pillow, due to "repeated violations" of its civic integrity policy, a spokesperson said.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

Janet Yellen wins Senate approval as treasury secretary — the first woman to hold the job in the department's 232-year history
The Senate on Monday approved President Joe Biden's nomination of Janet Yellen to be the nation's 78th treasury secretary, making her the first woman to hold the job in the department's 232-year history.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

$20 billion One Central project, which would bring skyscrapers and 9,000-plus residences near Soldier Field, gets a public hearing tonight
Landmark Development is providing a public update of its $20 billion vision for One Central, which proposes skyscrapers as tall as 89 stories over train tracks, a transit center and 9,050 residential units near Soldier Field.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

Walgreens, Jewel-Osco, Walmart and Cook County now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments
Walgreens, Jewel-Osco, Walmart and suburban Cook County are now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for eligible Chicago area residents.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

Biden signs ‘Buy American' order to boost US factories as Washington debates stimulus
President Joe Biden signed an executive order to boost government buying from U.S. manufacturers as he began the negotiation process with Congress over a $1.9 trillion stimulus package.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

GameStop: Sucker bet or stock skyrocket?
An army of smaller-pocketed, optimistic investors is throwing dollars and buy orders at the stock of GameStop — in direct opposition to a group of wealthy investors who are counting on the stock price to plunge.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

South Shore to lease double-decker trains from Metra
The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District board authorized an agreement to lease 26 of Metra's double-deckers for 15 years for $3.5 million a year, starting in 2023.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

$55.6 million O'Hare cargo project bond package advances with bolstered minority participation
Aldermen Monday gave the go-ahead to a $55.6 million O'Hare International Airport cargo expansion project bond package they had previously stalled due to concerns over low minority participation.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

Biden to sign ‘Buy American' order to boost US factories
President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order Monday to boost government buying from U.S. manufacturers as he begins the negotiation process with Congress over a $1.9 trillion stimulus package.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

Delta Air Lines plans to get 400 pilots back in the cockpit by summer, ‘well ahead of when we originally estimated'
Delta Air Lines plans to return 400 pilots to regular flying duties by this summer in a sign that it expects travel to increase over the peak vacation season from current low pandemic levels.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

Boeing moves up Starliner test launch to ISS
The redo of the uncrewed test launch of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner to the International Space Station is now targeting a March 25 liftoff from Cape Canaveral.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

AMC raises $917 million to weather ‘dark coronavirus-impacted winter'
AMC Theatres, the world's largest cinema chain, has raised $917 million in new equity and debt capital, the company said on Monday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

Condo owners at New York's Trump Palace look into removing ex-president's name
A group of owners at Trump Palace has met to discuss removing the former president's name from the hulking condominium tower on the Upper East Side, according to one resident.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

Moderna says shots effective against new COVID-19 variants, but working on new vaccine for one found in South Africa
Moderna says its vaccine is effective against new variants of the coronavirus that have emerged in Britain and South Africa, but may be less protective against the one in South Africa.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

Merck giving up on two potential COVID-19 vaccines after poor test results
Merck is halting work on two potential COVID-19 vaccines following poor results in early-stage studies.The drugmaker said it will focus instead on studying two possible treatments for the virus that also have yet to be approved by regulators.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

Anheuser-Busch joins Coke, Pepsi in skipping Super Bowl ads for iconic brands
Anheuser-Busch still has four minutes of advertising during the game for its other brands including Bud Light, Bud Light Seltzer Lemonade, Michelob Ultra and Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 25, 2021

Chicago cable network WGN America changing its name to NewsNation, going all-in on news
WGN America, the Chicago-based cable network, is expanding its prime-time news programming and rebranding as NewsNation beginning March 1.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 24, 2021

Marcus, AMC, Studio Movie Grill movie theaters reopen suburban locations
Several movie theaters in the Chicago suburbs reopened Friday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 23, 2021

Indoor dining officially allowed back in Chicago, Cook County under COVID-19 restrictions, offering some restaurants ‘a breath of fresh air'
Chicago and suburban Cook County are officially open for indoor dining for the first time since late October under coronavirus pandemic restrictions, state officials said Saturday morning.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 23, 2021

Weeklong strike at largest US produce market ends with pay increases for workers, 6 of whom have died of COVID-19
Workers overwhelmingly approved a deal that includes their largest pay increase in decades and more money for health coverage.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 23, 2021

Indoor dining officially allowed back in Chicago, Cook County under COVID-19 restrictions
Chicago and suburban Cook County are officially open for indoor dining for the first time since late October under coronavirus pandemic restrictions, state officials said Saturday morning.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 23, 2021

Small-business PPP loans are flowing, and more aid could be on the way. Here's what's available.
The small-business aid included in the $900 billion federal pandemic relief package approved last month has started to flow, and more could be on the way. Here's what's available now.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 22, 2021

Allstate cuts auto insurance rates by 5% in Illinois as driving remains depressed almost a year into the pandemic
Allstate is reducing auto insurance rates to all Illinois policyholders by an average of 5% as driving remains down almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, according to filings with the state Department of Insurance.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 22, 2021

United Airlines CEO wants to make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for employees — if other companies go along
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby wants to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for its workforce, as long as it's not the only company to do so.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 22, 2021

Essential workers are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines Monday, but still ‘a lot of unknowns' in workplace plans
Starting Monday, Illinoisans who work in grocery stores, manufacturing plants and schools will be among those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, presenting an opportunity — and challenge — for employers eager to see their workforces inoculated.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 22, 2021

Lurie Children's and Rush form partnership to expand pediatric care in Chicago
Lurie Children's Hospital and Rush University announced an affiliation agreement Friday to provide greater access to pediatric care in Chicago

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 22, 2021

President Biden signs executive orders aimed at offering a quick dose of financial relief as talks start on $1.9 trillion aid package
President Biden took executive action Friday to speed a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 22, 2021

Prepare for pricey burgers: Corn futures surge, pinching cattle supply
A spike in corn prices is keeping cattle out of feedlots, where they fatten up on the grain before going to slaughter. That means fewer animals coming to the market — conditions that can result in expensive beef at grocery stores.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 22, 2021

AMC, other movie theaters reopen Friday, with more to come
Several movie theaters reopen after Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker loosens coronavirus restrictions.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 22, 2021

Boston Globe, citing racial equity, may remove names from old stories about ‘embarrassments, mistakes or minor crimes'
A new racial justice initiative at The Boston Globe will allow subjects of past news articles to apply to have the coverage updated or anonymized, the newspaper announced Friday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 22, 2021

Amazon Fresh announces second Chicago-area grocery store opening
Amazon Fresh, the online shopping behemoth's high-tech grocery store, plans to open its second location in the Chicago area next week.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 22, 2021

Tyson to settle allegations of chicken price-fixing for $221.5 million
Class-action claims accuse the chicken industry of purposely inflating the price of chickens sold for meat for at least eight years.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 22, 2021

Most US home sales in 14 years: 6.5 million existing homes changed hands in 2020
Sales of existing homes rose 0.7% in December, pushing the entirety of 2020 to a pace not seen in 14 years and providing one of the few bright spots for a U.S. economy mired in a global pandemic.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 22, 2021

President Biden ordering stopgap financial help as talks start on big COVID aid plan: ‘The American people cannot afford to wait'
President Joe Biden plans to take executive action to provide a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 21, 2021

United Airlines has brought employees back from furlough. That could be temporary.
A new round of federal aid for airlines meant employees furloughed last fall are once again getting paychecks, but United Airlines is warning that the reprieve could be temporary.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 21, 2021

As Biden takes charge, COVID-19 has US economy down but not out. Here's where things stand.
President Joe Biden has inherited a badly damaged economy pulverized by the pandemic, yet there are also signs of resilience and recovery

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 21, 2021

Biden revokes Trump ban on some diversity training addressing white privilege, systemic racism
Civil rights groups on Thursday celebrated President Joe Biden's revocation of a Donald Trump order banning some critical race theory diversity training at federal agencies, contractors and recipients of federal funding.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 21, 2021

The clock is ticking for CEOs to grow profits again, as critics warn of stock bubble
Stock prices sometimes rise much faster than profits, particularly when interest rates are low. But stocks surged to records in 2020 even as profits plunged due to the pandemic. Critics are already calling it a bubble.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 21, 2021

By the numbers: A snapshot of Chicago's economy six months into the pandemic
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of thousands of Chicago-area jobs were lost, consumer spending dropped 43%, and over half of temporary business closures became permanent.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 21, 2021

Transportation secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg pushes Senate for big spending on infrastructure
President Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, appeared on a smooth path to quick confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 21, 2021

In final disclosure form, Trump reveals how COVID-19 has slammed his business empire
Former President Donald Trump is worth $2.5 billion, down about $500 million from when he took office, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 21, 2021

Amazon offers to help Biden with COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Amazon is offering its colossal operations network and advanced technologies to assist President Joe Biden in his vow to get 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations to Americans in his first 100 days in office.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 21, 2021

Nonalcoholic beer is having a moment, bouyed by better flavor and drinkers looking to moderate
Nonalcoholic beer has lived on the fringes of beer drinking, but interest in health and wellness and a flurry of new options may push it forward.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 21, 2021

Nonalcoholic beer sales growing — and it's not just Dry January. Is it finally ready to take off?
Nonalcoholic beer has lived on the fringes of beer drinking, but interest in health and wellness and a flurry of new options may push it forward.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 21, 2021

US jobless claims decline to a still-high 900,000 as Biden inherits faltering economy
The government said that 5.1 million Americans are continuing to receive state jobless benefits, down from 5.2 million in the previous week. That signals that fewer people who are out of work are finding jobs.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 21, 2021

‘The Permit is hereby revoked': Biden order halts Keystone XL pipeline construction
The premier of the oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta called President Joe Biden's decision on the Keystone XL pipeline an "insult," but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a conciliatory tone.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 21, 2021

‘The Permit is hereby revoked': Keystone XL pipeline construction halted
The premier of the oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta called President Joe Biden's decision on the Keystone XL pipeline an "insult," but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a conciliatory tone.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 20, 2021

How can Illinois seniors sign up for COVID-19 vaccines? Some health systems will begin reaching out within days
A number of Chicago area health systems expect, within days, to begin inviting patients ages 65 and older to make appointments to get COVID-19 vaccines.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 20, 2021

How can Illinois seniors sign up for COVID-19 vaccines? Some health systems will begin reaching out within days.
A number of Chicago-area health systems expect, within days, to begin inviting patients ages 65 and older to make appointments to get COVID-19 vaccines.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 20, 2021

United Airlines posts $1.9 billion loss during pandemic-laden fourth quarter
United Airlines said Wednesday that it finished one of the worst years in its history by losing $1.9 billion in the last three months of 2020, and it predicted more of the same in the first quarter of this year.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 20, 2021

Wall Street sets records as Biden takes office. Stocks rise amid hopes for more aid, strong earnings reports.
Wall Street marked the dawn of President Joe Biden's administration with stocks rallying to record highs as hopes build that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling U.S. economy.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 20, 2021

Wall Street hits records as Biden takes office amid strong earnings reports, hopes for more aid
U.S. stocks are rallying to records Wednesday on encouraging earnings reports and continued optimism that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling economy.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 20, 2021

Indiana-based Spectacle Entertainment casino executive fighting state over ouster order; doubts raised about completion of Hard Rock casino in Gary
The commission's action last month followed the federal indictment of Ratcliff's business partner on allegations of illegally funneling casino company money to a former state lawmaker's unsuccessful congressional campaign.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 20, 2021

How ownership of Tribune Publishing — the parent company of the Chicago Tribune — has changed since 2006
A look back at the billionaire owners, company name changes and industry reactions to the sweeping leadership changes at Tribune Publishing.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 20, 2021

Tribune Publishing sued for $4.8 million in missed rent payments as it exits Prudential Plaza
As the Chicago Tribune prepares to move from Prudential Plaza, the owner of the downtown office complex, Sterling Bay, has sued the newspaper's parent company for $4.8 million in unpaid rent.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 20, 2021

Unemployment insurance fraud is growing in Illinois. Here's what you need to know.
State and federal officials are encouraging Illinoisans to stay vigilant as reports of unemployment insurance fraud swell.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 20, 2021

UnitedHealth overcomes pandemic hit and tops fourth-quarter expectations
UnitedHealth's fourth-quarter earnings tumbled as costs from COVID-19 hit the health insurance provider, but results still easily beat expectations.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 20, 2021

10 challenges Biden faces in righting the economy
All presidents come into office vowing to rapidly put into effect an ambitious agenda. But for Joe Biden, the raging coronavirus pandemic and the economic pain it is causing means many things must get done quickly if he wants to get the economy going. In a speech Thursday on his $1.9 trillion spending proposal, Biden repeatedly stressed the need to act "now."

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 20, 2021

How Joe Biden's presidency may affect your wallet
New COVID-19 relief checks, taxes, health care — it's all on the line. Here's how having Joe Biden in the White House may affect your finances.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

IRS investigating hundreds of COVID-19 scams, warns Illinois taxpayers
As the second round of pandemic relief checks go out to millions of Americans, the Internal Revenue Service's criminal investigation division warned Illinois taxpayers Tuesday that it was looking into hundreds of COVID-19-related scams across the country and abroad.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Morton Salt's former warehouse moves closer to $30 million redevelopment. Here's what it could look like.
Morton Salt's longtime warehouse along the Chicago River is moving closer to a $30 million redevelopment that would bring office, entertainment, bar and restaurant space to the North Side site.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Morton Salt site redevelopment


Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Treasury nominee Yellen says COVID-19 aid to jobless, small firms gets ‘biggest bang' for buck
Treasury secretary nominee Janet Yellen told lawmakers Tuesday that help for the unemployed and small businesses would provide the "biggest bang for the buck" as she made the case for President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's drop MyPillow after Trump-backing CEO pushes election conspiracies
Mike Lindell, CEO and founder of MyPillow and a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, says a backlash against the company has begun after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol this month.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's drop MyPillow as Trump-backing CEO pushes election conspiracies
Mike Lindell, CEO and founder of MyPillow and a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, says a backlash against the company has begun after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol this month.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Office Depot rejects Staples' $2.1 billion buyout offer
Office Depot's parent company rejected a buyout offer from the investor group that controls rival Staples. But the Boca Raton company said it would entertain other possibilities that would avert tough regulatory scrutiny.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Unraveling major cyberattack will be difficult, FireEye warns. ‘We continue to learn about new victims almost every day.'
Efforts to assess the impact of a more than 7-month-old cyberespionage campaign blamed on Russia — and boot the intruders — remain in their early stages, says FireEye, the cybersecurity firm that discovered the attack.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Those Amazon vans you see everywhere soon may be electric, made in downstate Illinois. EV-maker Rivian is now worth nearly $28 billion as it powers up.
Rivian announced another $2.65 billion in funding as the Illinois-built electric truck startup gears up for its June launch.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Rivian is months away from launching production at its Illinois factory, but the would-be Tesla of trucks is already valued at nearly $28 billion
Rivian announced another $2.65 billion in funding as the Illinois-built electric truck startup gears up for its June launch.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Rivian raises another $2.65 billion in funding as Illinois-built EV nears June launch
Rivian announced another $2.65 billion in funding as the Illinois-built electric truck startup gears up for its June launch.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Aon Center plaza to get $6.5 million renovation
The owner of Aon Center, one of Chicago's biggest office towers, is investing $6.5 million to demolish and redesign its half-acre plaza in anticipation of greater demand for outdoor space in a post-pandemic downtown.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Boeing 737 Max cleared to fly in Canada, with EU approval set for next week
The Boeing 737 Max can return to Canadian airspace beginning Wednesday and the jet will be approved to resume flights in Europe next week, following nearly two years of reviews after the aircraft was involved in two deadly crashes that saw the planes grounded worldwide.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Billionaire Samsung heir gets 2.5-year prison term over bribery scheme that also jailed ex-president
Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong was sent back to prison on Monday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Aon Center plaza getting $6.5 million renovation, as workers expected to seek outdoor spaces after COVID-19
The owner of the 83-story Aon Center is investing $6.5 million to demolish and redesign its half-acre plaza in anticipation of greater demand for outdoor space in a post-pandemic downtown Chicago.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Nearly 22,000 Illinois Walmart workers could get as much as $460 each in $10 million privacy settlement
Walmart will pay $10 million to some Illinois employees to settle allegations it used a palm scanning device that violated their privacy rights.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Nearly 22,000 Illinois Walmart workers could get share of $10 million privacy settlement
Walmart will pay $10 million to some Illinois employees to settle allegations it used a palm scanning device that violated their privacy rights.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 19, 2021

Walmart to pay Illinois workers $10 million in privacy settlement
Walmart will pay $10 million to some Illinois employees to settle allegations it used a palm scanning device that violated their privacy rights.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 18, 2021

Jewel-Osco pilots automated pickup kiosk as online grocery shopping soars
A South Loop Jewel-Osco is the first grocer in the nation to pilot an automated pickup kiosk, one of numerous investments grocers are making to prepare for a future of more online food shopping.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 18, 2021

A Jewel-Osco is the first store in US to pilot an automated pickup kiosk. Here's how it works.
A South Loop Jewel-Osco is the first grocer in the nation to pilot an automated pickup kiosk, one of numerous investments grocers are making to prepare for a future of more online food shopping.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 17, 2021

Conservative Joe Ricketts, Cubs family patriarch who closed DNAinfo after union vote, to launch Omaha-based ‘unbiased' news site
Ricketts said Straight Arrow News will not involve other members of his family.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 17, 2021

Joe Ricketts, Cubs family patriarch who closed DNAinfo after union vote, to launch Omaha-based ‘unbiased' news site
Ricketts said Straight Arrow News will not involve other members of his family.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 16, 2021

Illinois sitting on $62 million in cannabis revenue meant to foster businesses and help neighborhoods hurt by poverty and violence
Despite promises that cannabis legalization in Illinois would fund more minority business participation and neighborhood improvements, the state has yet to spend $62 million collected for those purposes.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 15, 2021

National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas while under investigation in New York
National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy, gun-rights group will legally move from New York to Texas.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 15, 2021

As Austin loses one of its only grocery stores, community looks to transform food desert on West Side's ‘Soul City Corridor'
Grocery startup Forty Acres plans to open near a section of Austin that was considered a food desert even before one of the area's only full-service grocery stores closed in December. The move is part of a broader effort to attract Black entrepreneurs to a stretch of Chicago Avenue dubbed the Soul City Corridor.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jan 15, 2021

Northern Trust is laying off 500 workers as low interest rates take toll on the Chicago-based bank
Northern Trust is laying off 500 workers and cutting back bonuses for remaining employees as low interest rates affect the bottom line of the Chicago-based bank.

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