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Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 25, 2021

Costco to increase starting hourly wage to $16; end hazard pay
Costco will increase its starting wage to $16 an hour passing competitors, including Amazon, Target and Best Buy, which have $15 minimum wages.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 25, 2021

Smaller guest lists, no big cake: Kids' birthday parties are back on the calendar
With some kids approaching their second pandemic birthdays and few parents eager for more time on Zoom, party venues say families are starting to ease their way back into in-person celebrations.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 25, 2021

Illinois Tollway will permanently end cash toll collections nearly a year after switching to all-electronic payments
The Illinois Tollway said Thursday it is permanently eliminating cash toll collections almost a year after it changed operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 25, 2021

Birthday parties back on the calendar as pandemic restrictions loosen
With some kids approaching their second pandemic birthdays and few families eager to spend more time on Zoom, party venues say families are starting to ease their way back into in-person celebrations. Still, venues that used to host crowds of kids each weekend say the scaled-back festivities are taking a toll on business. No one is blowing out candles on shared birthday cakes, and smaller parties can force tough decisions about which friends make the cut.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 25, 2021

Can Evanston's downtown movie house find a new tenant? Here's why it looks likely.
If movie theaters are dying, then why are so many Chicago area operators expressing interest in the downtown Evanston multiplex?

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 25, 2021

GameStop is surging again, but why? Here are 6 things to know.
GameStop stock was rising again Thursday after weeks of doing dormant. Here are six things to know.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 25, 2021

State system temporarily locks some unemployed Illinoisans out of their accounts, delaying benefits
Illinois said it has fixed an issue to its unemployment insurance system that was preventing people from accessing their accounts online earlier this week.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 25, 2021

Mr. Potato Head goes gender neutral, drops the ‘mister'
Mx. Potato Head? No, but Hasbro, which makes Mr. Potato Head, is giving the toy spud a new gender-neutral name and a playset that will let kids create their own type of families, including two moms or two dads.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 25, 2021

GameStop is surging again, but why? Here are 3 possible reasons.
GameStop stock was rising again Thursday and was at $175 a share as of noon Chicago time. Here are some possible reasons.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 25, 2021

Best Buy cut 5,000 jobs this month, even as online sales soared during pandemic
Best Buy said it cut the jobs because more shoppers are choosing to buy online instead of coming inside stores. It said it will replace the 5,000 full-time employees with 2,000 part-time workers.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 25, 2021

GameStop not stopping: Stock rising again, but why?
Thursday morning GameStop stock was rising again and was at $145 a share as of 9:45 a.m. Chicago time.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 25, 2021

Why is GameStop surging: Three possible reasons
Thursday morning GameStop stock was rising again and was at $145 a share as of 9:45 a.m. Chicago time. Here are three possible reasons.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 25, 2021

Inspector general's Boeing 737 Max probe names 14 things that must be done to restore faith in FAA, air safety
Federal auditors say U.S. regulators didn't understand a flight-control system that played a role in two deadly crashes of the Boeing 737 Max and must improve their process for certifying new planes.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 25, 2021

US jobless claims fall to 730,000 but layoffs remain high
Applications for benefits declined 111,000 from the previous week to a seasonally adjusted 730,000, the lowest figure since late November.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 25, 2021

Pfizer testing whether third dose of vaccine would ward off COVID-19 mutations
Health authorities say first-generation COVID-19 vaccines still protect against variants, but manufacturers are preparing in case a more vaccine-resistant mutation comes.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19 and is about 66% effective, FDA says
The Food and Drug Administration's scientists confirmed that overall the vaccine is about 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

Struggling with ice dams? You're not alone, and insurers say they have the claims to prove it.
For many homeowners in the Chicago area, this is the winter of the ice dam. The thick ridges of rooftop ice that can cause water to leak into a home account for most of the claims insurers are fielding after weeks of snow and cold. Those icy patches also have roofing companies scrambling.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

Facebook says it plans to invest $1 billion to ‘support the news industry' over the next 3 years
Facebook, following in Google's footsteps, says it plans to invest $1 billion to "support the news industry" over the next three years.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

Foxconn looking to build electric cars at its facility in Wisconsin
Foxconn Technology Group said Wednesday it has signed a deal with a California startup to build electric cars, conceivably at Foxconn's facility in Wisconsin.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

Chicago hospital cited by feds for COVID-19-related safety issues
Community First Medical Center in Portage Park is contesting a citation and $13,494 penalty issued by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration in December related to COVID-19 safety.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

Buona to hire 500 workers
Buona, known for its Italian beef sandwiches, said it will hire 500 full-time and part-time workers.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

PPP changes get loans to small Chicago minority-owned businesses: ‘I'm glad somebody saw the light'
Biden administration changes to the Paycheck Protection Program have boosted interest in the program and loan amounts to minority-owned Chicago businesses, including sole proprietors.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

PPP changes helping small minority-owned Chicago businesses land loans: ‘I'm glad somebody saw the light'
Biden administration changes to the Paycheck Protection Program have boosted interest in the program and loan amounts to minority-owned Chicago businesses, including sole proprietors.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

PPP loan changes helping small minority-owned Chicago businesses: ‘I'm glad somebody saw the light'
Biden administration changes to the Paycheck Protection Program have boosted interest in the program and loan amounts to minority-owned Chicago businesses, including sole proprietors.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

PPP rule changes help get loans to small minority-owned businesses: ‘I'm glad somebody saw the light'
Biden administration changes to the Paycheck Protection Program have boosted interest in the program and loan amounts to minority-owned Chicago businesses, including sole proprietors.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

The PPP gave millions to big corporations. Now for two weeks, it's only for mom-and-pop firms, a boost for minority-owned businesses and others left out.
Biden administration changes to the Paycheck Protection Program have boosted interest in the program and loan amounts to minority-owned Chicago businesses, including sole proprietors.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

Buona hiring 500 restaurant workers in Illinois
Buona, the Berwyn-based chain known for its Italian beef sandwiches, said it will hire 500 full-time and part-time workers across its locations as it expands its business and enhances cleaning inside its restaurants.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

Speaker Emanuel ‘Chris' Welch wants a graduated income tax do-over — this time tied to pension funding
Illinois House Speaker Emanuel ‘Chris' Welch wants a graduated income tax do-over — this time tied to pension funding

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

Car insurance rates still too high? COVID-19 discounts didn't offer ‘any meaningful relief,' lawsuits allege.
"I believe that the (auto insurance) rates should have been cut something in the order of 50-60%," said lawyer Robert Eglet, whose law firm is suing insurers. "These discounts that were given, were just totally woefully inadequate."

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

COVID-19 car insurance rebates, discounts didn't offer ‘any meaningful relief,' lawsuits allege
"I believe that the (auto insurance) rates should have been cut something in the order of 50-60%," said lawyer Robert Eglet, whose law firm is suing insurers. "These discounts that were given, were just totally woefully inadequate."

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

Are car insurance rates still too high? New lawsuits allege COVID-19 discounts didn't offer ‘any meaningful relief.'
"I believe that the (auto insurance) rates should have been cut something in the order of 50-60%," said lawyer Robert Eglet, whose law firm is suing insurers. "These discounts that were given, were just totally woefully inadequate."

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

737 Max airborne again, but Boeing bedeviled by 787 Dreamliner problems
The threat of worsening Boeing 787 delays adds to the pressure as executives of the Chicago-based plane-maker try to forge a turnaround after one of the toughest years in the company's history.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

The 737 Max is airborne again, but Boeing bedeviled by 787 Dreamliner problems
The threat of worsening Boeing 787 delays adds to the pressure as executives of the Chicago-based plane-maker try to forge a turnaround after one of the toughest years in the company's history.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

Electronics chain Fry's, which had Downers Grove store, is shutting down
Fry's Electronics, the go-to chain for tech tinkerers, is shutting its stores, including a Downers Grove location.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

Exelon to break up into two companies
Exelon Corp. plans to split into two publicly traded companies, one for its regulated electric and gas utilities like ComEd and the other for its power generation assets like its downstate nuclear power plants.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine safe to use, about 66% effective, FDA says
The Food and Drug Administration's scientists confirmed that overall the vaccine is about 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

Ford building new Texas-style Explorer King Ranch at Chicago plant
Ford is rolling out a new version of its Explorer SUV this spring -- the King Ranch Edition -- to be built exclusively at its Chicago Assembly Plant

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 24, 2021

Ford's historic Chicago plant to build new Texas-style Explorer King Ranch
Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant is rolling out a new version of its Explorer SUV this spring — the King Ranch Edition, with a "rugged premium appearance" and a leather and wood interior.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Does insurance cover COVID-19 shutdowns? A Chicago ruling offers businesses hope.
A Chicago federal judge has rejected a bid by Society Insurance to toss a mountain of lawsuits filed by Billy Goat Tavern, Purple Pig, Lettuce Entertain You and other businesses hit hard by the pandemic, a departure from recent rulings in other courts that sided with insurance companies.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Chicago businesses can proceed with lawsuits seeking COVID-19 payouts from Society Insurance, judge rules
A Chicago federal judge has rejected a bid by Society Insurance to toss a mountain of lawsuits filed by Billy Goat Tavern, Purple Pig, Lettuce Entertain You and other businesses hit hard by the pandemic, a departure from recent rulings in other courts that sided with insurance companies.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Arlington Park horse racing track is up for sale
Arlington Park horse racing track is up for sale, Churchill Downs says

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

McDonald's has sat out fast food's chicken sandwich war. Will its new effort be a winner?
After years of research and testing, McDonald's is trying its own take on the crispy chicken sandwich, releasing three versions: original, spicy and deluxe, with lettuce and tomato. Will it be worth the wait?

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Will McDonald's new chicken sandwich, with potato roll and crinkle-cut pickles, win fast-food war?
After years of research and testing, McDonald's is trying its own take on the crispy chicken sandwich, releasing three versions: original, spicy and deluxe, with lettuce and tomato. Will it be worth the wait?

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Car and truck prices — for new and used vehicles — are soaring during the during pandemic. Here's why.
Prices for new cars and trucks far outpaced inflation over the past year. In response, many buyers turned to used vehicles, and their demand drove used-vehicle prices up even more.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Car and truck prices — for new and used vehicles — are soaring during the pandemic. Here's why.
Prices for new cars and trucks far outpaced inflation over the past year. In response, many buyers turned to used vehicles, and their demand drove used-vehicle prices up even more.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Car and truck prices — new and used — are soaring during the pandemic. Here's why.
Prices for new cars and trucks far outpaced inflation over the past year. In response, many buyers turned to used vehicles, and their demand drove used-vehicle prices up even more.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Big jump in vaccine supply coming soon, drug executives tell Congress
The Energy and Commerce Committee panel began hearing testimony from the five companies with contracts to supply COVID-19 shots to the U.S., including Pfizer, and Moderna.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Facebook to lift Australia news ban
Facebook announced Tuesday that it would end a ban on Australians viewing and sharing news on its platform after it struck a deal with the government on proposed legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Congress grills drug executives about need to expand COVID-19 vaccine supply
The Energy and Commerce Committee panel began hearing testimony from the five companies with contracts to supply COVID-19 shots to the U.S., including Pfizer, and Moderna.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Temp agencies have long been accused of discriminating against Black job applicants. An experiment set out to prove it.
A new report contains the results of an experiment designed to demonstrate what workers and activists have long alleged: that racial discrimination is rampant in Chicago's temporary staffing industry, depriving Black candidates of jobs and putting Latino workers in positions to be exploited.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

U.S. home prices rise 10.1% in December, fastest since 2014
U.S. home prices surged at the fastest pace in nearly seven years in December, fueled by low mortgage rates. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 10.1% in December from a year earlier.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Chicago-area home prices rose 7.7% in December, a dramatic gain but smallest among big cities
U.S. home prices surged at the fastest pace in nearly seven years in December, fueled by low mortgage rates. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 10.1% in December from a year earlier.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Cherokee Nation chief to Jeep: Stop using tribe's name
Chuck Hoskin Jr., principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, said "our proud name should not be a corporate marketing tool."

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Boeing 777 engine problems: 5 things you should know
Safety experts were alarmed by the Boeing 777 incident over Denver because debris blew off the disintegrating engine, creating shrapnel that can damage key systems like hydraulic lines or hit the passenger cabin. Here's what you need to know.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Macy's closes out a terrible 2020, sees 2021 as ‘a recovery and rebuilding year'
Sales at Macy's stores opened at least a year fell 17%, but online sales rose 21%. Elevated online sales may be here to stay. Macy's said Tuesday that it expects digital sales to reach $10 billion within the next three years

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Instacart will now deliver from Walgreens' Illinois stores
Illinois shoppers who use Instacart will now be able to order items from Walgreens, the retail pharmacy chain announced Tuesday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 23, 2021

Walgreens launches partnership with Instacart in Illinois
Illinois shoppers who use Instacart will now be able to order items from Walgreens, the retail pharmacy chain announced Tuesday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

Chicago-based Foxtrot Market to nearly double number of stores with $42 million funding round
Chicago-based convenience store startup Foxtrot Market plans to nearly double its number of stores by the end of the year, thanks to $42 million in new funding.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

Foxtrot Market opening more Chicago convenience stores after getting $42 million
Chicago-based convenience store startup Foxtrot Market plans to nearly double its number of stores by the end of the year, thanks to $42 million in new funding.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

Foxtrot Market opening more Chicago stores after getting $42 million
Chicago-based convenience store startup Foxtrot Market plans to nearly double its number of stores by the end of the year, thanks to $42 million in new funding.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

The apartment proposals keep coming: Canadian developer seeks to build more than 1,000 units near Old St. Pat's
Canadian developer Pacific Reach Properties wants to build two apartment towers with a combined 1,053 units at 601 W. Monroe St. The towers would be 47 and 40 stories tall.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

Bolingbrook-based ATI Physical Therapy to go public with $2.5 billion value
Bolingbrook-based ATI Physical Therapy, which has 900 clinics across 25 states, announced a merger agreement Monday that will take the company public, with a value of $2.5 billion.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

ATI Physical Therapy to go public with $2.5 billion value
ATI Physical Therapy, which has 900 clinics across 25 states, announced a merger agreement Monday that will take the company public, with a value of $2.5 billion.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

ATI Physical Therapy, based in Bolingbrook, to go public with $2.5 billion value
Bolingbrook-based ATI Physical Therapy, which has 900 clinics across 25 states, announced a merger agreement Monday that will take the company public, with a value of $2.5 billion.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

After United flight crisis, Boeing urges grounding all 777s with type of engine that blew apart
Video posted on Twitter from Saturday's United Airlines emergency in Denver showed the engine fully engulfed in flames as the Boeing 777 flew through the air.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

For restaurants like 5 Loaves Eatery, delivery has been a ‘blessing'... and a curse.
The pandemic has made food delivery central to people's lives and catapulted the business of third-party delivery platforms, but the relationship is fraught with problems and many of the platforms themselves have yet to turn a profit.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

Jewel-Osco's 850 warehouse workers and drivers could strike as contract expiration looms
Jewel-Osco warehouse workers and drivers voted Friday to authorize a strike as contract negotiations continue without agreement on key pay and benefits issues.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

From store manager to welder: Tight pandemic job market forcing some Chicagoans to switch careers
Across Chicago, the job market is tight as the ongoing health crisis continues to batter parts of the U.S. economy, forcing workers in some of the hardest-hit industries to switch careers.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

A tight job market is forcing some Chicagoans to switch careers, return to school in hopes of landing a job
Across Chicago, the job market is tight as the ongoing health crisis continues to batter parts of the U.S. economy, forcing workers in some of the hardest-hit industries to switch careers.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

With millions of jobs likely gone for good, the pandemic is forcing unemployed Chicagoans to rethink their careers
Across Chicago, the job market is tight as the ongoing health crisis continues to batter parts of the U.S. economy, forcing workers in some of the hardest-hit industries to switch careers.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

Dominion sues MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell over baseless election fraud claims: ‘The lie sells pillows'
Dominion Voting Systems sued Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, alleging that he defamed Dominion with baseless claims of election fraud involving its voting machines.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

Goodyear buying Cooper in $2.8 billion all-American tire deal
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is acquiring Cooper in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that will combine the two century-old Ohio companies.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

What is Griddy? Here's why some people in Texas are seeing sky-high electric bills after winter storm.
The surge in pricing is hitting people who have chosen to pay wholesale prices for their power, which is typically cheaper than paying fixed rates during good weather.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

After crisis on United flight, Boeing says all 777s with that engine should be grounded
Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all of 777s with the type of engine that suffered a catastrophic failure over Denver this weekend, as U.S. regulators ordered United Airlines to step up inspections of those planes.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

Biden reopening PPP to get loans to smallest businesses
The Biden administration is establishing a two-week window, starting on Wednesday, in which only businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply for the forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

Biden to reopen PPP for smallest businesses this week
The Biden administration is establishing a two-week window, starting on Wednesday, in which only businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply for the forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

Goodyear buying Cooper in $2.5 billion all-American tire deal
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is acquiring Cooper in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that will combine the two century-old Ohio companies.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 22, 2021

After trouble on United flight, Boeing says all 777s with that engine should be grounded
Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all of 777s with the type of engine that suffered a catastrophic failure over Denver this weekend, as U.S. regulators ordered United Airlines to step up inspections of those planes.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 20, 2021

Stimulus check updates: COVID-19 relief bill includes expansion of health care coverage, $1,400 checks for many, increase to $15 federal minimum wage
Democrats in Congress plan to use the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill to advance President Joe Biden's campaign promises to make affordable health care available to more Americans.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 20, 2021

Stimulus check updates: COVID-19 relief package includes expansion of health care coverage, $1,400 checks for many, increase to $15 federal minimum wage
Democrats in Congress plan to use the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill to advance President Joe Biden's campaign promises to make affordable health care available to more Americans.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 19, 2021

Pritzker's tax plan: Closing corporate tax loopholes, or ‘the best way to shoot yourself in the foot?'
Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to close $932 million worth of "corporate tax loopholes" to help Illinois balance its budget after the fiscal ruins of COVID-19, but the controversial proposal comes as cities and states gear up to strengthen an economy battered by the pandemic.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 19, 2021

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Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 19, 2021

Six Flags Great America plans spring opening with new reservation system and 4,000 Illinois workers
Six Flags plans to reopen its theme park and water parks in Illinois this spring, with a reservation system, on-site temperature checks and mask requirements. It plans to hire 4,000 workers for its three Illinois parks.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 19, 2021

Wayfair to open Romeoville fulfillment center with at least 250 jobs
Online home goods retailer Wayfair is opening a fulfillment center in Romeoville that is expected to employ more than 250 people.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 19, 2021

Suburbanites are getting COVID-19 vaccine appointments on Chicago's South and West sides. But should they?
Desperate for COVID-19 vaccines, some suburbanites are driving to Chicago's South and West sides to get the shots. But is that ethical?

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 19, 2021

With ride-sharing curbed during the pandemic, Uber and Lyft try new routes to profitability
Uber and Lyft have racked up tens of billions of dollars in losses, but cost-cutting and shifting focus from moving people to delivering food has helped them weather the pandemic downturn. Each could finally make a profit before 2021 ends.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 19, 2021

Nestle selling bottled-water brands including Poland Spring, Deer Park, Arrowhead for $4.3B
Global food giant Nestle is selling its bottled-water brands in North America for $4.3 billion to a pair of private equity firms that hope to reinvigorate sales.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 19, 2021

British Uber drivers gain benefits as UK top court rules they're not self-employed
Uber drivers in Britain should be classed as "workers" and not self-employed, the U.K. Supreme Court ruled Friday, in a decision that threatens the company's business model and holds broader implications for the so-called gig economy.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 19, 2021

Illinois breweries push legislation to keep delivering, even shipping beer post-pandemic: ‘The sky has not fallen'
The legislation would offer flexibility for both small business owners and consumers, says the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 19, 2021

Illinois breweries push legislation to keep delivering, shipping beer post-pandemic: ‘The sky has not fallen'
The legislation would offer flexibility for both small business owners and consumers, says Brewers Guild.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 18, 2021

Stimulus check updates: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warns against scaling back President Biden's $1.9T relief package
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Thursday that recent signs of improvement in the U.S. economy are no reason to scale back the administration's $1.9 trillion relief plan.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 18, 2021

Air taxi service from downtown Chicago to O'Hare could launch by summer
Blade Urban Air Mobility, a New York-based helicopter air taxi provider, has partnered with Vertiport Chicago to launch service by summer

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 18, 2021

Roaring Kitty — in jacket and tie, not headband — thrills fans watching House GameStop hearing
Keith Gill reaped a big profit after months of talking about GameStop on YouTube and Reddit. But he rejected suggestions that he played a key role in the stock frenzy.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 18, 2021

Sirloin steaks from a 3D printer as fake meat goes high-tech
Israel's Redefine Meat Ltd. is targeting steak houses and other restaurants with its 3D-printed facsimiles of beef cuts, from fillet to rump and brisket. The startup has just raised $29 million to build a large-scale pilot factory.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 18, 2021

State Farm increases auto rates in Illinois after cutting them last year by nearly 14%
State Farm is increasing auto insurance rates in Illinois by 4.2% on average after cutting them last summer as motorists stayed off the road amid a statewide shutdown.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 18, 2021

Robinhood CEO defends GameStop trading limits at congressional hearing
Key players in the GameStop stock saga are testifying to a House panel."Many Americans feel that the system is stacked against them and no matter what Wall Street always wins," said Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 18, 2021

GameStop hearing lets lawmakers question key players in stock drama
Key players in the GameStop stock saga are testifying to a House committee Thursday. Lawmakers are examining whether the wild swings in the stock price of the video game retailer exposed market conflicts that can hurt unsophisticated investors.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 18, 2021

Second City purchase by private equity firm is finalized
New York-based private equity firm ZMC buys the famed Chicago comedy theater for an undisclosed price.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 18, 2021

5 things to know about GameStop and what Ken Griffin has to tell Congress
Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin is one of the star witnesses at today's House hearing about the GameStop saga.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Feb 18, 2021

5 things to know about GameStop and what Ken Griffin plans to tell Congress today
Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin is one of the star witnesses at today's House hearing about the GameStop saga. Here's what he plans to say.

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