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Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 02, 2020

Despite new agreement, triggering events could free Alden to buy more shares of Tribune Publishing - or the entire company
While the new standstill agreement between Tribune Publishing and its largest shareholder, Alden Global Capital extends a 33% ownership cap until next year, it still allows the hedge fund to make a tender off to buy a majority stake in the newspaper company at any time.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 02, 2020

Airbnb cracking down on parties, will block some younger users from booking homes
Airbnb said U.S. users under age 25 with fewer than three positive reviews won't be allowed to book entire homes close to where they live. Airbnb wouldn't reveal how it defines what is "close."

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 02, 2020

It may not be Illinois rodeo's last roundup, but bucking broncs ‘bored to death,' clowns out of work as county fairs cancel
Rodeos around Illinois have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The events, often held at county fairs or to benefit nonprofits, can draw thousands. Without them, the grandstands are dark, and that's a financial punch in the gut.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 02, 2020

New face masks made to battle the summer ‘sweat factor,' but do they work? Here's what you need to know.
As consumers search for masks that are tolerable for more than a quick grocery run, brands like Under Armour, New Balance and Uniqlo have announced designs using breathable fabrics. Chicago mask-makers are also experimenting.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 02, 2020

Horses stand idle and clowns call it quits as the coronavirus cancels Illinois rodeos. ‘This is the first time ever that we won't have a rodeo.'
Rodeos around Illinois are being canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The events, often held as nonprofit benefits or moneymakers for county fairs, can draw thousands. Without them, the grandstands are dark, and that financial punch in the gut reaches far beyond the county fairs that so often play host.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 02, 2020

Congress eyes more spending as coronavirus surges and economy struggles
There is a growing recognition across party lines that Congress will need to spend more money, soon, to continue to prop up the U.S. economy during the coronavirus recession.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 02, 2020

Peoria, an Illinois city that once guided a nation, now shows its cracks
Peoria has historically been a bellwether for the Midwest and, at times, the nation. It is a place where marketers tested products, politicians honed their slogans, and rock stars kicked off tours.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 02, 2020

Column: A different view of the masterful Farnsworth House — hers, not his
A daring and fascinating new exhibition, "Edith Farnsworth's Country House," restores Dr. Edith Farnsworth's presence to the Plano house that bears her name, but where for years she was all but absent.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 02, 2020

Horses idle as rodeos canceled
Dozens of Illinois rodeos are on hiatus this summer in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Big Hat Rodeo, based in Harvard, canceled all 10 of its Midwest rodeos this year. The company has lost $100,000 in income. But the horses still need to be fed, and they eat more when they're not working.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 02, 2020

American Airlines, 4 smaller air carriers agree on terms for federal loans
The Treasury Department said Thursday that it had finalized terms of new loans to American, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and SkyWest Airlines.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 02, 2020

Unemployment falls to 11.1% in June amid record job gains, but pandemic dims outlook
U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%, as the job market improved for a second straight month yet still remained far short of regaining the colossal losses it suffered this spring.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 02, 2020

CEO Neela Montgomery to exit Crate & Barrel
Neela Montgomery, Crate & Barrel's CEO for almost three years, will leave the Northbrook-based retailer Aug. 1.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

McDonald's plan to reopen dining rooms on hold as COVID-19 cases surge in parts of U.S.
The Chicago-based fast food giant said it will pause planned reopenings of its dining rooms for 21 days.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

Joliet hospital prepares to transfer youngest patients, reschedule non-urgent surgeries as nurses get ready to strike
A Joliet hospital is preparing to transfer babies and pediatric patients to a sister facility, reschedule non-urgent surgeries and potentially ask ambulances to take new patients elsewhere should more than 700 of its nurses strike Saturday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

Tribune Publishing adds Alden co-founder to board while extending ownership standstill agreement
Tribune Publishing has struck a deal with its largest shareholder, Alden Global Capital, that adds the hedge fund's co-founder, Randall Smith, to the newspaper company's board, while extending an ownership standstill agreement until next year.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

More companies are making masks to battle the ‘sweat factor' this summer, but are they effective? Here's what you need to know.
As consumers search for masks that are tolerable for more than a quick grocery run, big brands like Under Armour, New Balance and Uniqlo have announced designs using breathable fabrics. Chicago mask-makers are also experimenting with new styles.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

Wells St. Market reopening, becoming the first Chicago food hall to reemerge during the coronavirus pandemic
Wells St. Market opens for indoor dining but encourages diners to take out.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

Making masks more comfortable
Chicago-based Pride Masks sets out to make masks lighter and more breathable.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

Illinois to open more small-business development centers, including 5 in Chicago, to help COVID-19 recovery
Illinois unveiled an $11.5 million investment to open seven small business resource centers, including five in Chicago, that provide support amid the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis and stores damaged from protests in early June.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

American Airlines to drop nearly two dozen international routes, including 4 from ORD
American said Wednesday that it's dropping nearly two dozen routes between major international hubs in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Charlotte to destinations such as Barcelona, Budapest and Beijing. The airline's international flying will be reduced by 25% through next summer compared to the schedule it flew in 2019.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

United adding 25,000 flights in August despite spikes in COVID-19 cases
United Airlines plans to fly about three times more routes in August than it did last month as passengers slowly return to the skies, even as the number of new coronavirus infections across the U.S. rises.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

Coronavirus and unemployment: How bad is it? 5 key questions.
Economists have forecast that employers added 3 million jobs in June and that the unemployment rate dropped to 12.3%. If they're correct, Americans have still recovered just one-quarter of the jobs they lost in March and April,

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

Another American annual ritual to be transformed by COVID-19: Black Friday
Macy's CEO Jeff Gennette told analysts Wednesday said that the department store will be pivoting its Black Friday business more toward online and will likely be going "full force" with holiday marketing right after Halloween. It also will be staggering events to reduce customer traffic in the stores.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

Fights over face masks? Workers now have to deal with conflict resolution on top of COVID-19 risks.
On any given day, somewhere in the United States, someone is going to wake up, leave the house and get in a huge argument with a stranger about wearing masks.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

Chicago awards 32 businesses $5.4 million for construction and rehab projects, with focus on South and West sides
Some 32 project finalists will be awarded $5.4 million in Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

Tribune Publishing board to meet today as standstill agreement with Alden ends
Tribune Publishing has called a special meeting of its board of directors for Wednesday, hours after a standstill agreement with the company's largest shareholder, Alden Global Capital, expired.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

Fighting over face masks becoming new normal as US workers now have to deal with conflict resolution on top of COVID-19 risks
On any given day, somewhere in the United States, someone is going to wake up, leave the house and get in a huge argument with a stranger about wearing masks.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jul 01, 2020

Boeing fell short in disclosing key changes to 737 Max, inspector general's report says
This week, Boeing and the FAA began 737 Max certification flights using FAA test pilots. If the FAA deems the flights satisfactory, it could let airlines resume using the plane later this year, which would be a massive victory for Boeing.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

Senate extends Paycheck Protection Program as coronavirus cases spike
Democrats drove a temporary extension of a popular subsidy program for small businesses through the GOP-controlled Senate late Tuesday, an unexpected development that came as spikes in coronavirus cases in many states are causing renewed shutdowns of bars and other businesses.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

Chicago awards 32 businesses $5.4 million in grants for construction and rehabilitation projects, with a focus on the South and West sides
Some 32 project finalists will be awarded $5.4 million in Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

iHeartMedia launches national radio news outlet for Black community led by Chicago-based radio veteran
Radio broadcasting company iHeartMedia launched a national news network Tuesday for the Black community that will be run by a Chicago-based radio industry veteran.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

Northwestern Medicine gains approval to spend more than $100 million on expansion, despite concerns that minority workers and patients are being left behind
A state board has approved plans by Northwestern Medicine to spend more than $100 million to expand care at its downtown hospital and open a new, suburban medical office building — despite concerns from labor leaders that minority workers and patients are being left out of the system's efforts.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program ending, but so far Fed's Main Street Lending has made zero loans
Fed officials say more than 200 banks have signed up to participate in the Main Street Lending program since it began two weeks ago, but that's a small slice of the nation's roughly 5,000 lenders. None have made any loans yet.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

So far Fed's Main Street Lending program has made zero loans
Fed officials say more than 200 banks have signed up to participate in the Main Street Lending program since it began two weeks ago, but that's a small slice of the nation's roughly 5,000 lenders. None have made any loans yet.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

Paycheck program ends with $130 billion unspent, and uncertainty ahead: ‘Millions of businesses still have their survival at risk'
After a stumbling start three months ago, the government's centerpiece relief program for small businesses is ending with money left over.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

Paycheck program ends with $130 billion unspent, and uncertainty ahead
After a stumbling start three months ago, the government's centerpiece relief program for small businesses is ending with money left over.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

As coronavirus cases surge in the Sun Belt, so do signs of a new round of layoffs
Reclosings are complicating prospects for a enduring economic recovery from the sudden and deep U.S. economic downturn. In a worst-case scenario, economists at IHS Markit warn, after a brief rebound, the economy could slip back into recession by the end of the year.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

As coronavirus cases surge in the Sunbelt, so do signs of a new round of layoffs
Reclosings are complicating prospects for a enduring economic recovery from the sudden and deep U.S. economic downturn. In a worst-case scenario, economists at IHS Markit warn, after a brief rebound, the economy could slip back into recession by the end of the year.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

State delays awarding licenses to grow marijuana, threatening efforts to diversify the industry
Illinois will delay awarding more than 80 marijuana licenses meant to expand the industry, following delays in the application process brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

Billy Goat Tavern releases its own craft beer brand — again — but this time with a new brewery
Billy Goat pairs with Miskatonic Brewing on beer line after partnership with Baderbrau falls through

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

Lululemon to buy Mirror, a fitness startup, for $500 million
Lululemon, the purveyor of expensive athleisure and activewear, is betting on the future of personalized remote exercise as a way to reach customers by acquiring Mirror, a home fitness startup that sells a $1,495 wall-mounted machine for streaming workout classes.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

European Union reopens borders to 14 nations but not yet to US tourists due to spiking COVID-19 infections
The European Union announced Tuesday that it will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

Norwegian Air cancels order for 97 Boeing jets, wants money back, compensation
Norwegian Air Shuttle said Tuesday it has terminated the purchase agreements of five Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 92 Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

Column: A modernist masterpiece, the Farnsworth House, reopens for tours, weeks after floodwaters hit
Weeks after being seriously threatened by floodwaters, the Farnsworth House, a modernist masterpiece in Chicago's far southwest suburbs, will reopen for public tours Wednesday, with a temporary exhibit devoted to its often-overlooked namesake — the late Chicago kidney doctor Edith Farnsworth.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

Aon to restore most salaries cut by COVID-19 pandemic — and pay employees back what they gave up, plus a bonus
Two months after cutting most employees' pay 20% in response to the coronavirus pandemic, global insurance giant Aon announced Tuesday it is restoring full salaries July 1.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

FDA, CDC investigating Fresh Express facility in Streamwood after bagged salads sold at major retailers sicken more than 200 people
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is inspecting a Fresh Express production facility in Streamwood, after bagged salads made there and sold at chains like Jewel, Aldi and Walmart were linked to a multistate outbreak of intestinal infections caused by the Cyclospora parasite.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

Boeing 737 Max begins test flights, a milestone toward its return to the skies
A Boeing 737 Max took off from a Seattle airport on Monday, the start of three days of re-certification test flights that mark a step toward returning the aircraft to passenger service.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 30, 2020

Facebook to build $800 million data center in DeKalb
Facebook announced Tuesday it is building an $800 million data center in DeKalb that would rely on renewable energy and bringing about 100 operational jobs to the northwest region of the state.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 29, 2020

FDA, CDC investigating Fresh Express facility in Streamwood after bagged salads linked to intestinal parasites
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is inspecting a Fresh Express production facility in Streamwood, after bagged salads made there and sold at chains like Jewel, Aldi and Walmart were linked to a multistate outbreak of intestinal infections caused by the Cyclospora parasite.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 29, 2020

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection in Canada
Cirque du Soleil filed for creditor protection in Canada on Monday while it develops a plan to restart its business amid the pandemic.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 29, 2020

Chicago's fair workweek law takes effect Wednesday as businesses grapple with pandemic uncertainty
Chicago's Fair Workweek ordinance goes into effect Wednesday, requiring large employers to give workers 10 days' advance notice of their schedules and pay a premium for last-minute changes. Efforts by trade groups to delay implementation because of the pandemic were unsuccessful.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 29, 2020

Skydeck Chicago to reopen Friday with timed tickets and a new floor to explore
One of Chicago's biggest tourism attractions, Skydeck Chicago, will reopen Friday with new social distancing measures and a timed ticketing system to manage its limited capacity.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 29, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program will leave billions unspent. ‘It seemed to be structured by people who might not know how small businesses are run.'
More than $140 billion in loan money remained unclaimed out of $659 billion allocated by Congress. It will be up to Congress to decide what to do with any leftover funds, an SBA spokeswoman said.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 29, 2020

Flight tests of Boeing's grounded 737 Max to begin this week
Boeing Co. and federal regulators were set to begin a critical set of test flights on the 737 Max on Monday in a signal that the government is finally comfortable with the multiple fixes that the plane manufacturer has devised for the aircraft.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 29, 2020

Indiana Beach reopens with new Chicago owner. ‘We didn't purchase this to make a fortune. We purchased it to save a park and invest in it.'
Indiana Beach reopened Friday, and the Monticello, Indiana, amusement park has a new owner with big plans.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 29, 2020

CVS will stock makeup for guys. ‘Men are a top customer focus at CVS Beauty.'
"It's simple for cosmetics — men are a growth industry," said Ben Parr, co-founder of marketing firm Octane AI, who points to the millennial generation's embrace of men wearing makeup as a major catalyst. "You're seeing that impact starting now."

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 29, 2020

Kim Kardashian West selling 20% of KKW Beauty for $200 million
Kim Kardashian West is selling a stake in her beauty brand to Covergirl owner Coty for $200 million, a deal that values the TV reality star's 3-year-old business at $1 billion.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 29, 2020

Two friends were tested for COVID-19. One paid in cash and was billed $199 - the other paid with insurance and was billed $6,408.
During the pandemic, there has been wide variation between what providers bill for the same basic diagnostic test, even in how much a test can cost two patients at the same location.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 29, 2020

US pending home sales see record-breaking 44.3% rebound
The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rebounded a record 44.3% in May after a record-breaking decline the previous month, as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic sidelined both buyers and sellers.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 29, 2020

Employers brace for a ‘PTO bomb' as vacation-starved employees make time-off requests
Among the myriad challenges employers face at the mid-point of this difficult year is how to manage the stockpiles of unused paid time off that many employees have accumulated as COVID-19 sidelined spring break trips and summer getaways.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 29, 2020

Coronavirus drug price ‘an outrage': $2,340 for remdesivir, or even more for those with private insurance
"We're in uncharted territory with pricing a new medicine, a novel medicine, in a pandemic," Gilead's chief executive, Dan O'Day, told The Associated Press.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 28, 2020

Starbucks latest to say it will pause social media ads
Starbucks is the latest company to say it will pause social media ads after a campaign led by civil rights organizations called for an ad boycott of Facebook, saying it doesn't do enough to stop racist and violent content.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 28, 2020

Chicago-based Boeing gets go-ahead for test flights of its troubled 737 Max
Boeing has received Federal Aviation Administration approval to start test flights of its 737 Max to demonstrate that it can fly safely with new flight control software. The flights, which could begin as soon as Monday, represent a major step in the company's effort to get its bestselling plane flying again.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 26, 2020

Employers brace for a ‘PTO bomb' as vacation-starved employees make time off requests
Among the myriad challenges employers face at the mid-point of this difficult year is how to manage the stockpiles of unused paid time off that many employees have accumulated as COVID-19 sidelined spring break trips and summer getaways.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 26, 2020

American Airlines will book flights to full capacity, ending effort to promote social distancing
American Airlines will start booking flights to full capacity next week, ending any effort to promote social distancing on its planes while the United States sets records for new reported cases of the coronavirus.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 26, 2020

Job seekers get more options — and competition — as working from home becomes permanent. ‘If we decide we need people to come in, we can fly them in.'
The pandemic has altered recruiting in ways that are expected to endure long past a vaccine and return to the office. Chicago companies, particularly in the tech industry, are increasingly hiring out-of-state employees and telling them they can stay put, even after the pandemic subsides.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 26, 2020

Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky buys $5.4 million worth of stock in the Chicago-based company
Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky bought almost $5.4 million worth of stock in the Chicago-based deals company last week.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 26, 2020

Executive changes announced at Navistar as company continues to mull takeover bid
A new CEO will take over at Navistar International Wednesday, as current chairman and CEO Troy Clarke moves to the newly created role of executive chairman and focuses his attention on discussions with Traton, which seeks to buy the Lisle-based truck and bus manufacturer.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 26, 2020

Illinois casinos and video gaming locations set to reopen July 1
Illinois casinos and video gaming locations can reopen on July 1 with capacity limits, social distancing and other required measures aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 26, 2020

Kanye West to bring Yeezy brand, but not sneakers, to Gap
The rap superstar will design adult and kids' clothing that will be sold at the chain's stores next year.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 25, 2020

Pandemic takes a bite, Chuck E. Cheese files for bankruptcy
Chuck E. Cheese, where kids could be kids while parents nursed headaches, is filing for bankruptcy protection.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 25, 2020

Macy's cuts corporate headcount by 3,900 as virus takes toll
Macy's said Thursday it's laying off 3,900 people corporate staffers, roughly 3% of its overall workforce, as the pandemic takes a financial toll on the iconic department store chain's sales and profits.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 25, 2020

Near North Side neighbors ready to fight 43-story apartment tower plan
One of Chicago's biggest luxury residential developers wants to build a 43-story apartment high-rise using air rights from a Near North Side church, but residents of a neighboring condo tower are going on the offensive to stop it. Fifield Cos. plans the 406-unit building on a site at the corner of Maple Street and LaSalle Drive, along the west side of the Gold Coast Galleria condominium tower at 111 W. Maple St., according to the condo association.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 25, 2020

US sent $1.4 billion in stimulus checks to dead people, watchdog says
A government watchdog says nearly 1.1 million relief payments totaling some $1.4 billion went to dead people in the government's coronavirus aid program.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 25, 2020

Illinois Tollway slashes late fees on unpaid tolls to $3 from $20
The Illinois Tollway is slashing late fees by 85%, to $3 from $20 for every unpaid toll.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 25, 2020

Chicago companies preach diversity and inclusion, but there's plenty of work to do. ‘Lip service is not going to hold water.'
The movement for social change in the wake of George Floyd's death has not only prompted thousands to take to the streets, it has resonated with corporate America, making diversity and inclusion the watchwords of the moment for banks and burger chains alike. But experts warn progress will take more than words alone.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 25, 2020

Chicago-area McDonald's workers score a court victory, as judge orders fast-food giant to do better on COVID-19 protections
A judge on Wednesday ordered several Chicago McDonald's restaurants to adopt new safety measures for social distancing, training and masks.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 25, 2020

Chicago-area McDonald's workers score a court victory, as judge orders some local restaurants to do better on COVID-19 protections
A judge on Wednesday ordered several Chicago McDonald's restaurants to adopt new safety measures for social distancing, training and masks.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 25, 2020

Applications for jobless aid fall to still-high 1.48 million, the 12th straight weekly drop
The U.S. government will provide its latest report Thursday on the layoffs that have left millions unemployed and have remained high even as many businesses have reopened and rehired some laid-off workers.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 24, 2020

Judge orders McDonald's to improve COVID-19 safety training
A judge on Wednesday ordered several Chicago McDonald's restaurants to adopt new safety measures for social distancing, training and masks.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 24, 2020

Fitness clubs can reopen for indoor workouts Friday, but stricter rules in Chicago have some gyms worried
Starting Friday, Illinois health and fitness clubs can open at half their capacity with group classes of up to 50 people. But in Chicago, tighter restrictions, including a 25% capacity limit and requirement to wear a mask indoors, have some owners worried.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 24, 2020

Gyms prepare to reopen in Illinois


Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 24, 2020

Detroit automakers take big steps in annual quality survey
Detroit-area automakers made their strongest showing ever in an annual survey of vehicle quality, as once-dominant Japanese brands faded.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 24, 2020

From closed rest areas to drive-thru testing limitations, truck drivers face rough road during coronavirus pandemic
Long-haul drivers face closed rest stops, lack of COVID-19 testing and inconsistent use of masks as they travel through country during the pandemic.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 24, 2020

Bayer paying up to $10.9 billion to settle Monsanto weedkiller case
Bayer will pay up to $10.9 billion to settle litigation over the subsidiary Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup, which has faced thousands of lawsuits over claims it causes cancer.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 24, 2020

US regulators order new fix for grounded Boeing Max planes
In another blow to Boeing's safety reputation, U.S. safety officials will require all of it 737 Max airliners to be inspected for a manufacturing defect on engine coverings that they say could lead to loss of power during flights.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 24, 2020

New York, Connecticut and New Jersey to tell visitors from states with high COVID-19 infections to quarantine for 14 days
New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will require visitors from states with high infection rates to quarantine for 14 days, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 23, 2020

Cards Against Humanity Co-founder Max Temkin steps down amid accusations of racist, sexist Chicago office
Max Temkin, co-founder of Cards Against Humanity, has stepped down from an active role with the company amid accusations of a racist and sexist culture in the Chicago office.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 23, 2020

Rosati's Pizza CEO dead at 70. ‘He was the ringleader all the way through.'
Rosati's Pizza CEO Fredric "Rick" Rosati, who turned his family's business from mom-and-pop shop into a nearly 200-restaurant chain, died last week.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 23, 2020

More than 700 Joliet nurses could strike as early as July 4
Nurses at Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet set strike date

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 23, 2020

Sears name disappearing from another Chicago-area building. Hoffman Estates arena gets a new name this fall.
First Sears Tower became Willis Tower. Now Sears Centre Arena, near the retailer's Hoffman Estates headquarters, is being renamed NOW Arena.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 23, 2020

Sears name disappearing from another Chicago-area structure. Hoffman Estates arena gets a new name this fall.
First Sears Tower became Willis Tower. Now Sears Centre Arena, near the retailer's Hoffman Estates headquarters, is being renamed NOW Arena.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 23, 2020

Grandson of Wendy's founder Dave Thomas opens ‘fast-casual' burger restaurant in Kildeer and holds virtual grand opening
The hybrid restaurant offers a full-service bar, as well as an array of burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads and milkshakes.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 23, 2020

Column: Jeanne Gang-designed, soon to open Vista Tower adds to Chicago's impressive gallery of ‘down-the-alley' views
The soon to open 101-story, 1,191-foot-tall Vista Tower is Chicago's latest "down-the-alley" view.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 23, 2020

Trump administration extends visa ban to non-immigrants
The Trump administration said Monday that it was extending a ban on green cards issued outside the United States until the end of the year and adding many temporary work visas to the freeze, including those used heavily by technology companies and multinational corporations.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 23, 2020

Apple previews new iPhone software, face masks on personalized emojis and a hand-washing detector on watch
Apple on Monday provided a glimpse at upcoming software changes designed to make the iPhone easier to use, while Apple Watch will also detect when wearers wash their hands.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 23, 2020

Jewel, Aldi bagged salads linked to outbreak of intestinal parasite
Authorities are warning consumers not to eat certain bagged salads from Jewel-Osco, Hy-Vee and Aldi as they investigate an outbreak of Cyclospora that has sickened 76 people in the Midwest.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 23, 2020

Starbucks is adding plant-based sausage sandwich to its breakfast menu
The Seattle coffee chain said Tuesday that a breakfast sandwich made with imitation sausage from Impossible Foods is now available at a majority of its U.S. restaurants.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 22, 2020

Amazon to build two distribution warehouses in south suburbs, but local officials want more — an airport in Peotone
A host of local officials welcomed Amazon Inc.‘s decision Monday to open distribution centers in Matteson and Markham and the 2,000 jobs that go with them, but asked for more — a company decision to use the long proposed south suburban airport as an air cargo hub.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Jun 22, 2020

Metra adds express routes as it brings back trains on three lines
Metra is restoring service to three lines, and adding new express service, as people start to gradually return to work.

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