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Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

More than 212,000 fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits filed in Illinois, sparking concerns about identity theft
Illinois has identified more than 212,000 fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits, most filed under a new system created during the pandemic that extends benefits to gig workers and other self-employed individuals for the first time.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

Panic buying's back with COVID-19 surge, but food companies, TP makers are ramping up supply
A spokeswoman said the maker of Charmin continues "to work around the clock to produce product as quickly as possible."

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

Meal kit giant HelloFresh buys Batavia-based Factor75, as prepared dinners get popular during pandemic
German meal kit giant Hello Fresh has agreed to pay $277 million to acquire Batavia-based Factor75, which specializes in health-focused ready-to-eat meals. The acquisition comes amid a pandemic-driven surge in interest in meal kit services as people cook at home more often.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

CDC raises warning level, says to avoid all travel on cruise ships
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised its warning to Level 4 from Level 3, citing "very high" risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

General Motors drops support for Trump in pollution fight, says it backs goals of president-elect
GM CEO Mary Barra said in a letter to environmental groups that the company agrees with President-elect Joe Biden's plan to expand electric vehicle use.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

Now that Boeing 737 Max is cleared to fly, Alaska Airlines signs deal for more jets
Following so soon after the 737 Max was ungrounded, the Alaska Airlines transaction indicates that airlines willing to take new jets in the middle of a historic aviation downturn can get excellent discounted deals.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

New insurance approach: Workers shop for health coverage with employer subsidy
Benefits consultants say the ICHRA accounts can be attractive to companies that have been hammered by insurance costs or want to offer benefits to attract new employees but haven't been able to afford them.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

GM to recall 7 million trucks, SUVs to replace Takata air bags
The air bag recall covers GM full-size pickup trucks and SUVs from the 2007 through 2014 model years, including the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

Workers go on strike at 11 nursing homes in Illinois, demanding higher wages and COVID-19 pandemic hazard pay
Nearly 700 nursing home workers went on strike Monday at 11 facilities in Illinois, seeking higher pay and greater protections from the COVID pandemic.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

Millions flying for Thanksgiving despite CDC coronavirus warning, lenient ticket-change policies
Millions of Americans are crowding airports and boarding planes ahead of Thanksgiving, despite relatively lenient airline cancellation policies.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

Human rights experts: Japan's detention of Carlos Ghosn was wrong
A panel of human rights experts working with the United Nations says former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was wrongly detained in Japan and urges "compensation" and "other reparations" for him from the Japanese government.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

Column: An exclusive look at Jeanne Gang's Vista Tower, now Chicago's third-tallest building
Chicago architect Jeanne Gang's new Vista Tower, almost complete, is Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper and a stirring work of art, with one notable flaw on the 83rd floor, Blair Kamin writes.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

Column: Jeanne Gang on Vista Tower, gender equality in architecture and the future of downtown Chicago
In an interview with the Tribune, Chicago architect Jeanne Gang discusses her new Vista Tower, her inspirations, and the post-COVID future of downtowns.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

AstraZeneca says COVID-19 vaccine ‘highly effective' in late-stage trials with 90% success in one dosing regimen
The trial looked at two different dosing regimens. The combined results showed an average efficacy rate of 70%.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

Deadline looms for Illinoisans to file for share of $650M Facebook settlement, which has already drawn nearly 1.4 million claims
Illinois Facebook users have until Monday to file a claim in a $650 million privacy settlement. With nearly 1.4 million claimants, your share could be worth about $400.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 23, 2020

Today is last day for Illinoisans to file for share of $650M Facebook settlement, which has already drawn nearly 1.4 million claims
Illinois Facebook users have until Monday to file a claim in a $650 million privacy settlement. With nearly 1.4 million claimants, your share could be worth about $400.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 21, 2020

Rape, reproductive health hazards are common in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands and everyday household products
Palm oil is found in everything from potato chips and pills to pet food, and also ends up in products from L'Oréal, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Avon, Johnson & Johnson.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 21, 2020

COVID-19 Thanksgiving travel: Rising cases force hard family conversations, last-minute changes
Between rising COVID-19 case counts and new warnings against Thanksgiving gatherings, travelers are reluctant to commit to holiday plans, leaving airlines and lodging companies reacting to last-minute changes.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 21, 2020

Rape, worker abuses are common in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands and everyday household products
Palm oil is found in everything from potato chips and pills to pet food, and also ends up in products from L'Oréal, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Avon, Johnson & Johnson.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 20, 2020

Illinois AG secures $370K for community health in Little Village after smokestack demolition, but some say it's not enough
The Illinois Attorney General's Office has reached a $370,000 settlement with the developer and subcontractors involved in the demolition of a smokestack at a former power plant that sent a cloud of smoke over Little Village.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 20, 2020

Dakota health system CEO won't wear mask, says he's immune to COVID-19. Medical professionals call that message ‘dangerous' and ‘disheartening.'
Sanford Health's president and chief executive, Kelby Krabbenhoft, said in an email to employees that he's had COVID-19 and believes he's now immune to the disease for "at least seven months and perhaps years to come." He is not a physician.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 20, 2020

Hines secures construction financing for Oak Brook Commons apartments on former McDonald's Plaza site
Hines, the developer of a multi-use project on the former McDonald's Plaza site has secured financing and is going ahead with a 17-story, 250-unit luxury apartment building, which will have Oak Brook's first rental units.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 20, 2020

Surprise Trump rule will require insurers to reveal what they actually pay for prescription drugs
The new drug price rule is the departing Trump administration's most ambitious effort to illuminate the complex, secret and lucrative system of prescription drug pricing, in which health plans, drug manufacturers and pharmacy benefit management firms agree on prices.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 20, 2020

Wilmette officials approve downtown development featuring 109 luxury apartments, street-level retail space
Village officials in Wilmette recently granted final approval to a North Shore developer planning to build a mixed-use, residential retail project featuring 109 luxury apartments and street-level retail venues in the downtown Village Center.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 20, 2020

Pfizer is seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine. Here's what that means, and what happens next.
Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring first shots as early as next month.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 20, 2020

Chicago adding COVID-19 testing facilities at O'Hare and Midway airports next month
Chicago is adding COVID-19 testing facilities at O'Hare and Midway airports for travelers and employees. The city announced a request for proposal Friday for drive-up and walk-up facilities

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 20, 2020

Thanksgiving and COVID-19: Rising cases force hard conversations among families, last-minute travel changes
Between rising COVID-19 case counts and new warnings against Thanksgiving gatherings, travelers are reluctant to commit to holiday plans, leaving airlines and lodging companies reacting to last-minute changes.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 20, 2020

Rising COVID-19 cases force hard conversations among families, last-minute travel changes ahead of Thanksgiving
Between rising COVID-19 case counts and new warnings from officials against Thanksgiving gatherings, travelers are reluctant to commit to holiday plans, leaving airlines and lodging companies reacting to last-minute changes.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 20, 2020

COVID-19 Thanksgiving feast will be cheapest in a decade
The average overall cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 this year is $46.90, down 4% from last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation survey.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 20, 2020

Having trouble getting a COVID-19 test for your child? You're not alone.
Schools in Illinois often mandate that children returning after illness undergo a COVID-19 test, but those tests can be hard to come by.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 20, 2020

Getting COVID-19 tests for kids can be difficult, but schools often require them. ‘It really puts parents in a tricky position.'
Schools in Illinois often require children returning after illness to undergo a COVID-19 test, but those tests can be difficult to come by.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 20, 2020

Pfizer seeking emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine, which could bring first batch of shots to public by December
Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring first shots as early as next month.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

Candy giant Ferrero, maker of Crunch, 100 Grand and Raisinets, to build first U.S. chocolate factory in Bloomington
Ferrero, the chocolate giant behind Nutella and Fannie May, plans to build a chocolate factory in Bloomington, Illinois, its first outside of Europe.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejects renewal of some Fed emergency loan programs
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he will not extend several emergency loan programs set up with the Federal Reserve to support the economy.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

Column: Wrigley Field national landmark listing will likely mean millions for the Cubs-owning Ricketts family
With Wrigley Field joining a select circle of national landmarks, its owners become eligible for millions in federal tax credits

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

Southwest adding flights from Midway Airport to Sarasota and Hilton Head next spring
Southwest Airlines is adding flights to Sarasota, Florida, and Savannah, Georgia, from cities including Chicago next spring.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

Citi Foundation gives $15 million in PPP proceeds to 30 lenders serving lower-income communities, including two in Chicago
Citigroup's philanthropic arm is giving two Chicago-based lenders serving low-income communities $500,000 each from proceeds the bank collected through the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

COVID-19 tests for kids
Children receive COVID-19 test at a drive-thru testing location in the indoor parking lot at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Outpatient Center on Nov. 19, 2020. Schools in Illinois often require children returning after illness to undergo a COVID-19 test, but those tests can be difficult to come by.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

Tyson suspends Iowa pork plant managers accused of betting on COVID-19 infections
Tyson Foods suspended top officials at its largest pork plant on Thursday and launched an investigation into allegations that they bet on how many workers would get infected during a widespread coronavirus outbreak.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

Chicago-built Explorer SUV drags down Ford on annual Consumer Reports reliability survey
Consumer Reports published its annual list of the most reliable auto brands Thursday and the Chicago-built Ford Explorer did not fare well.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

BuzzFeed buying HuffPost from Verizon as digital media consolidates
BuzzFeed is buying HuffPost from Verizon as part of a bigger deal that has the wireless giant investing in the digital media company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

Column: Wrigley Field national landmark listing will likely mean millions in tax credits for the Cubs-owning Ricketts family
With Wrigley Field joining a select circle of national landmarks, its owners become eligible for millions in federal tax credits

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

Candy giant Ferrero to build first U.S. chocolate factory in Bloomington
Ferrero, the chocolate giant behind Nutella and Fannie May, plans to build a chocolate factory in Bloomington, Illinois, its first outside of Europe.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

Virus cases rise, but hazard pay for retail workers doesn't
With coronavirus cases rising across the country, retailers are preparing for another rush from shoppers worried about new lockdowns and pandemic shortages.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

Thinking of flying? One airline is blocking middle seats through March 30.
Southwest Airlines plans to lift coronavirus seat restrictions Dec. 1. But Delta says its seat-blocking policy helps to reassure customers and make them more comfortable about flying during the pandemic.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

Nearly 1.4 million Illinois Facebook users have filed claims in $650 million privacy settlement, with Monday deadline looming
Illinois Facebook users have until Monday to file a claim in a $650 million privacy settlement. With nearly 1.4 million claimants, your share could be worth about $400.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

Just a few days left for Illinoisans to file for share of $650M Facebook settlement, which has already drawn nearly 1.4 million claims
Illinois Facebook users have until Monday to file a claim in a $650 million privacy settlement. With nearly 1.4 million claimants, your share could be worth about $400.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

In New York City, office glut grows as landlords face resurgent pandemic
In the Manhattan office market, COVID-19 has brought a head-snapping drop in demand and lease signings.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 19, 2020

US jobless claims increase to 742,000 as pandemic worsens
In a sign that the resurgent viral outbreak is likely slowing the economy, the number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose last week to 742,000, the first increase in five weeks.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

A surge in COVID-19 cases has Chicago retailers facing new restrictions, just as holiday shopping season hits
Retailers were starting to see shoppers return to stores this fall. Now, a surge in COVID-19 cases has brought new restrictions, just as Chicago-area stores were gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

Chicago retailers facing new restrictions due to COVID-19


Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

Accenture innovation center seeks ‘to solve the world's biggest problems in the food chain': From feeding 10 billion to automating cocktails
Accenture on Wednesday launched a food-focused innovation center that aims to tackle the panoply of challenges confronting the world's food system, from reducing food waste to perfecting curbside pickup.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

Walmart to open health clinics on the South and West sides at two stores reopening after civil unrest
Walmart is opening two in-store health clinics Friday inside Supercenter stores on the South and West sides that were damaged during civil unrest this summer.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

The Boeing 737 Max has crashed twice and been grounded for nearly two years. But here's why U.S. airlines are eager to fly the upgraded jet.
Southwest Airlines said it likely won't put the 737 Max on its schedule before April, but other airlines plan to fly the Boeing jet sooner.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

Timeline: Boeing 737 Max jetliner crashes and aftermath
A timeline of events in the grounding of Boeing's 737 Max jetliners after two deadly crashes that appear to be linked to a flight-control system.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

Who is billionaire Joe Mansueto? He now owns the Chicago Fire soccer team, the Wrigley Building and the Waldorf Astoria hotel.
Billionaire Joe Mansueto last week paid more than $54 million for the Waldorf Astoria Chicago hotel, continuing a recent run of high-profile purchases in his adopted hometown.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

Who is billionaire Joe Mansueto? His investments now include the Chicago Fire soccer team, the Wrigley Building and the Waldorf Astoria hotel.
Billionaire Joe Mansueto last week paid more than $54 million for the Waldorf Astoria Chicago hotel, continuing a recent run of high-profile purchases in his adopted hometown.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

Who is Joe Mansueto? Billionaire now owns Chicago Fire soccer team, Wrigley Building and Waldorf Astoria hotel.
Billionaire Joe Mansueto last week paid more than $54 million for the Waldorf Astoria Chicago hotel, continuing a recent run of high-profile purchases in his adopted hometown.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

$66M settlement against Munster cardiology group, hospital for unneeded surgeries, implanted devices
In various lawsuits, the group was accused of unnecessarily implanting pacemakers and other devices, causing death from those implants and performing unnecessary open-heart surgery and angiograms.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

As sales surge 23%, Home Depot giving $1 billion a year in permanent raises to hourly workers
Whether buying a new home, or improving an existing one, home owners continue to head to Home Depot at a healthy pace.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

Not again: Toilet paper limits, empty shelves return as COVID-19 surges
A surge of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. is sending people back to stores to stockpile again, though retailers say everyone is better prepared this time.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

Sales soar at Lowe's as the homebound take on more projects
Lowe's online sales soared 106%, while sales at stores open at least a year climbed 30.1%. Sales at U.S. stores open at least a year rose 30.4%.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

Target enjoys sales surge ahead of crucial holiday season
Target reported that its online sales rose 155% in the three months that ended Oct. 31. Sales at its stores opened for a least a year rose 10%. Customer traffic rose 4.5% and average dollars spent rose nearly 16%.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine 95% effective, will seek approval for emergency use from FDA
Pfizer says that more interim results from its ongoing coronavirus vaccine study suggest the shots are 95% effective and that the vaccine protects older people most at risk of dying from COVID-19.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

FAA approves Boeing 737 Max to fly again, a milestone for Chicago-based Boeing
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said the decision to return the Boeing's 737 Max to the skies was made after a "comprehensive and methodical" 20-month review process.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 18, 2020

FDA allows 1st rapid coronavirus test that gives results at home
U.S. regulators on Tuesday allowed emergency use of the first rapid coronavirus test that can be performed and developed entirely at home.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker lowers capacity for retail shops and shuts down casinos and museums in latest effort to slow COVID-19 surge
Stopping short of another statewide stay-at-home order, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday further slashed capacity limits for retail shops and ordered casinos, museums and other indoor entertainment venues shut down beginning Friday in the latest effort to slow the aggressive fall surge of the coronavirus.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Billionaire Joe Mansueto pays more than $54 million for Waldorf Astoria hotel, adding to his notable Chicago real estate holdings
Billionaire Joe Mansueto has bought the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, scooping up the luxury hotel at a COVID-19 discount price of $54.5 million and adding to his run of high-profile real estate purchases in the city. His real estate investment firm completed the purchase of the 215-room hotel Thursday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker lowers capacity for retail shops and shuts down casinos in latest effort to slow COVID-19 surge
Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to announce targeted restrictions for retail shops and the closure of casinos on Tuesday afternoon in is latest effort to slow the surging coronavirus, sources told the Tribune.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Chicago wants you to boost Black-owned businesses on the day after Thanksgiving: Black Shop Friday
The city is encouraging Chicagoans to support Black-owned businesses on Black Friday, the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season, with a website promoting more than 500 local businesses.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

The day after Thanksgiving, Chicago wants you to celebrate Black Shop Friday, to boost Black-owned businesses
The city is encouraging Chicagoans to support Black-owned businesses on Black Friday, the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season, with a website promoting more than 500 local businesses.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

British Airways, American Airlines plan voluntary pre-flight COVID-19 testing
British Airways said the pilot program will offer voluntary coronavirus testing starting Nov. 25 in partnership with American Airlines for passengers flying to Heathrow from New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Amazon opens online pharmacy, a major rival for Walgreens, CVS
Amazon will begin offering commonly prescribed medications, including cream, pills and insulin. Most insurance is accepted, Amazon said. But Prime members who don't have insurance can also buy generic or brand-name drugs for a discount.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Maker of Snickers and M&Ms is adding Kind bars to its shelf
Mars, the candy giant behind Skittles and Milky Way bars, plans to acquire Kind, a leading maker of fruit-and-nut bars, amid growing consumer interest in healthier snacking.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker expected to lower capacity for retail shops and shut down casinos in latest effort to slow COVID-19 surge
Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to announce targeted restrictions for retail shops and the closure of casinos on Tuesday afternoon in is latest effort to slow the surging coronavirus, sources told the Tribune.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Mancow Muller is leaving WLS-AM morning radio. Ready instead for Mancow the mayor?
Mancow, who came to Chicago's airwaves in the '90s, says morning radio has become no fun during the pandemic. From here, he might pick a new radio gig, or maybe politics?

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Biden win boosts business world's push for diversity and inclusion
President-elect Joseph Biden's comments during the election campaign suggest he will push for more pay transparency and a tougher line on diversity among federal contractors.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Clear election winner: Corporate push for diversity gets boost from Biden victory
President-elect Joseph Biden's comments during the election campaign suggest he will push for more pay transparency and a tougher line on diversity among federal contractors.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Disappearing tweets coming to Twitter with launch of Fleets
Twitter said it would introduce a feature called Fleets, allowing users to post ephemeral photos or text that will automatically disappear after 24 hours.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Tesla set to join S&P 500 in December as largest-ever new member
Elon Musk's 17-year-old upstart carmaker Tesla, took a giant step toward blue-chip respectabilityby getting named to one of the world's most famous stock indexes.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Here's who met online with Biden and Harris to discuss the economy and COVID-19
Leaders of corporations and unions met with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Monday to talk about the economy and the rise of COVID-19 cases.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Here's who met with Biden and Harris to discuss the economy and COVID-19
Leaders of corporations and unions met with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Monday to talk about the economy and the rise of COVID-19 cases.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

A year behind SpaceX, Boeing Starliner redo of test flight pushed to 2021
As SpaceX made its first of six contracted missions to the International Space Station with its certified Crew Dragon, the other commercial crew partner Boeing, awaits a redo of its attempt to fly an uncrewed mission of its CST-100 Starliner, which now won't happen until the new year.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

As sales surge 23%, Home Depot makes aid for hourly workers permanent, $1 billion a year
Whether buying a new home, or improving an existing one, home owners continue to head to Home Depot at a healthy pace.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Why experts say Moderna COVID-19 vaccine holds advantage over Pfizer's candidate
The ability to store the Moderna coronavirus vaccine in a regular freezer would be a boon for distribution of the shots.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 17, 2020

Amazon opens online pharmacy, a threat to Walgreens, CVS
Amazon will begin offering commonly prescribed medications, including cream, pills and insulin. Most insurance is accepted, Amazon said. But Prime members who don't have insurance can also buy generic or brand-name drugs for a discount.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 16, 2020

Workers threaten to strike at 11 nursing homes in Illinois next week if wages and pandemic hazard pay don't increase
Workers at 11 nursing homes in Illinois are threatening to go on strike next week unless they are given raises comparable to other long-term care workers in the state.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 16, 2020

Joe Biden urges Trump to assist in the transition of power: ‘More people may die if we don't coordinate'
Joe Biden on Monday said his administration would strengthen the country's vulnerable economy despite the exploding pandemic.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 16, 2020

Joe Biden urges Trump to aid transition of power: ‘More people may die if we don't coordinate'
Joe Biden on Monday said his administration would strengthen the country's vulnerable economy despite the exploding pandemic.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 16, 2020

S&P 500, Dow set records after good news about COVID-19 vaccines
The Dow jumped 470.63 points, or 1.6%, to 29,950.44. The S&P 500, added to its own record and rose 41.76, or 1.2%, to 3,626.91.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 16, 2020

What a Biden presidency may mean for your money, taxes and the economy
Here's what you need to know about Presdient-elect Joe Biden's wallet-impacting policy proposals and how likely they are to pass once he's sworn in Jan. 20.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 16, 2020

Advocate Aurora Health, one of the state's largest hospital systems, to delay half of inpatient elective surgeries amid COVID-19 surge
One of the state's largest hospital systems, Advocate Aurora Health, plans to delay half of its elective surgeries as the number of COVID-19 patients across Illinois skyrockets.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 16, 2020

Illinois reports $285 million in September pro sport bets
The latest numbers released by the Illinois Gaming Board show bettors in the state wagered more than $285 million on sports contests in September.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 16, 2020

Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines both look strong. Here's how they stack up.
The first two COVID-19 vaccines out of the gate have now delivered positive news. Here's what we know about shots from Pfizer and Moderna.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 16, 2020

Employee tax aimed at Amazon, other retailers among amendments progressive Chicago aldermen introduced to Mayor Lori Lightfoot's proposed budget
An employee tax aimed at online giant Amazon and other big retailers is among the proposals progressive aldermen will bring forward Monday to balance Chicago's 2021 budget. With Mayor Lori Lightfoot fighting behind the scenes to get the 26 votes she needs to pass her spending plan, different City Council groups will bring forward their own plans in coming weeks to try to put their imprint on the final version.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 16, 2020

Advocate Aurora Health, one of the state's largest hospital systems, to delay half of elective surgeries amid COVID-19 surge
One of the state's largest hospital systems, Advocate Aurora Health, plans to delay half of its elective surgeries as the number of COVID-19 patients across Illinois skyrockets.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 16, 2020

Moderna, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are temperature sensitive. Chicago's cold storage facilities face major challenges.
Chicago plays a key role in the nation's supply chain, which is gearing up for the logistics challenge of a lifetime: mass-distributing a COVID-19 vaccine. Yet the complexity of Pfizer's vaccine rollout and unique facilities requirements mean Chicago's sprawling network of warehouses may not play a major role in the vaccine rollout in the months ahead.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 16, 2020

Moderna, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines must be kept very cold. Chicago's storage facilities face major challenges.
Chicago plays a key role in the nation's supply chain, which is gearing up for the logistics challenge of a lifetime: mass-distributing a COVID-19 vaccine. Yet the complexity of Pfizer's vaccine rollout and unique facilities requirements mean Chicago's sprawling network of warehouses may not play a major role in the vaccine rollout in the months ahead.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 16, 2020

Stocks jump on more good news about COVID-19 vaccines
Investors for now are focusing on the possibility of a world next year where customers are again going outside to work at offices, buying things at enclosed stores and heading on vacations. Cruise operator Carnival jumped 7.7% for one of the biggest gains in the S&P 500.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Nov 16, 2020

Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine proves 94.5% effective in ongoing study
Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from the company's still ongoing study.

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