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Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 19, 2020

Pandemic air travel milestone: 1 million passengers screened in one day
The million plus airline passengers screened Sunday is roughly 60% fewer than the 2.6 million checked on the same day last year, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 19, 2020

Another chance at stimulus checks: IRS reaching out to those who haven't received $1,200 payments yet
The IRS is trying to connect with people who typically don't file a tax return and have not received a stimulus check or Economic Impact Payment yet. It is extending what had been an Oct. 15 deadline until Nov. 21 for non-filers to get their information to the IRS.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 19, 2020

American Airlines plans to fly Boeing 737 Max by year-end
A spokeswoman for American said the airline plans to operate a single daily 737 Max flight from Dec. 29 through Jan. 4 between Miami and New York's LaGuardia Airport, and American is reviewing its plans beyond that.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 19, 2020

CVS to hire 250 workers in Chicago area — and 15,000 nationwide — to handle flu and COVID-19
CVS Health plans to hire 15,000 workers nationwide, including 250 in the Chicago area, to help handle the flu season and growing cases of COVID-19.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 19, 2020

Stressed by the pandemic? 1 in 4 workers have thought about quitting.
The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work. But many of those still working are fearful, distressed and stretched thin.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 19, 2020

U. of I, Northwestern, Notre Dame are back in the game. But with COVID-19 bans on football crowds, college towns are the losers.
College football brings in millions for communities across Illinois and northwest Indiana, but this year fewer games are being played and spectators are scarce.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 19, 2020

U. of I., Northwestern, Notre Dame are back in the game. But with COVID-19 bans on football crowds, college towns are the losers.
Big Ten and other college football means millions to communities across Illinois and northwest Indiana. But this year fewer games are being played and spectators are scarce.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 19, 2020

Arrivederci, Little Italy? Adio, Greektown? Two of Chicago's global dining destinations struggle to save their souls.
The international flair that distinguished Chicago's Little Italy and Greektown neighborhoods has been ebbing for years, a result of changes in demographics and consumers' palates. Now there are worries the pandemic may be the final straw.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 18, 2020

As local news dies, a pay-for-play network rises in its place
A fast-growing network of nearly 1,300 websites is aiming to fill a void left by vanishing local newspapers across the country. Yet the network, now in all 50 states, is built not on traditional journalism but on propaganda ordered up by dozens of conservative think tanks, political operatives, corporate executives and public relations professionals, a Times investigation found.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 18, 2020

Chicago named the ‘rattiest' city in U.S. for sixth consecutive year by Orkin
"Rats have taken to the streets of Chicago, yet again," Orkin wrote in its announcement.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 18, 2020

Hotels in NW Indiana make adjustments as they try to outlast pandemic: ‘I don't think people really realize how dire this is'
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the hotel industry hard, particularly when stay-at-home orders were in effect, which required a shift in business operations like staggering which rooms to rent.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 16, 2020

VW truck unit agrees to buy rest of Navistar for $3.7 billion
Volkswagen's commercial truck unit, Traton, has agreed to buy the rest of Lisle-based truck manufacturer Navistar International for $3.7 billion.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 16, 2020

In reversal, Twitter is no longer blocking unsubstantiated New York Post article about Hunter Biden
Twitter completed an about-face on Friday by lifting the ban on the unsubstantiated New York Post article about Hunter Biden, as the article has spread widely across the internet.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 16, 2020

College towns are the losers this football season. ‘This year is the year of survival.'
College football is a big revenue generator for communities across Illinois and northwest Indiana, but this year fewer games are being played and spectators are scarce.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 16, 2020

Coca-Cola eliminates TaB, its original diet soft drink
TaB, Coca-Cola Co.'s original diet soft drink, is going down the drain.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 16, 2020

Airlines have given up on 2020. Now next year is looking bleak too.
It could be spring break 2021, nearly six months from now, before airlines truly see whether passengers come back in large numbers. It will likely take even longer for airlines to stop bleeding money.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 16, 2020

Hawaii allows flyers to skip quarantine with pre-travel COVID-19 testing
The new testing program is an effort to stem the devastating downturn the pandemic has had on Hawaii's tourism-based economy. Officials had touted the mandatory quarantine rule as an integral part of Hawaii's early success in keeping the coronavirus at bay.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 16, 2020

Awash in red ink: US posts record $3.1 trillion 2020 budget deficit, more than double the previous record
The federal budget deficit hit an all-time high of $3.1 trillion in the 2020 budget year, more than double the previous record.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 16, 2020

European safety agency reportedly close to allowing Boeing 737 Max to fly again
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency's executive director, Patrick Ky, said he is satisfied that changes to the jet have made it safe enough to return to the skies before the end of the year, Bloomberg reported.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 16, 2020

Pfizer CEO says COVID vaccine will not be ready by Election Day, pushing back against Trump claim on timing: ‘We are operating at the speed of science'
Pfizer Inc. cannot request emergency authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine before the third week of November, the company's CEO announced Friday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 16, 2020

Craft marijuana growers seek court order to get their licenses in Illinois, claiming they'll go broke if state doesn't take action
An association of entrepreneurs applying for licenses to grow relatively small amounts of pot, infuse edibles and other products with marijuana extracts, or transport recreational marijuana in Illinois have filed suit asking the court to order the state to award the licenses.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

Column: Jim Loewenberg, prolific Chicago developer, backed Lakeshore East, and its Aqua and Vista towers
Prolific Chicago developer Jim Loewenberg, whose projects include Lakeshore East and its Aqua and Vista towers, has died at 86.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

Jim Loewenberg, prolific Chicago developer who backed Lakeshore East and its Aqua and Vista towers, dies at 86
Prolific Chicago developer Jim Loewenberg, whose projects include Lakeshore East and its Aqua and Vista towers, has died at 86.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

Amazon Prime Day attracted lots of early holiday shoppers. Here's how much they spent and what they bought.
Black Friday is more than a month away, but Amazon Prime Day got at least some shoppers to get a head start. Nearly 30% of people who shopped on Prime Day purchased holiday gifts, according to a report from Chicago-based research firm Numerator.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

Pandemic hammers small businesses vital to US economic recovery
The pandemic has hammered small businesses across the United States — an alarming trend for an economy that's trying to rebound from the deepest, fastest recession in U.S. history.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

Starbucks puts money behind diversity talk: Executive pay tied to goals
By 2025, Starbucks wants people of color represented in at least 30% of roles in corporate operations and 40% of retail and manufacturing roles. Currently, 18.5% of its 43 top executives — senior vice-presidents and higher — are people of color, the company said.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

Column: Happy trails, Open House Chicago! New online tours highlight this year's architecture festival, opening Friday
The popular Open House Chicago architecture festival opens Friday, featuring online and outdoor tours of more than 20 neighborhoods in the city and suburbs.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

Amazon's Prime Day drive for early holiday sales will push FedEx, UPS to the limit
With legions of consumers staying away from stores this year, the parcel carriers are already handling record deliveries and bumping against capacity constraints.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

Six Flags Great America reopening for holiday lights event with new safety procedures
Running Nov. 27 through Dec. 27, and marking the first time the theme park will be open this year, the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays are sure to make for a "delightful season," Six Flags spokeswoman Caitlin Kepple said.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

Hit hard by COVID-19, Walgreens won't pay full bonuses to employees, will enhance pickup options for customers
The Deerfield-based drugstore chain said Thursday that it made $373 million in the final quarter of fiscal 2020 after losing $1.7 billion the previous quarter, when millions of shoppers stayed home to avoid the rapidly spreading pandemic.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

Retail workers getting new training for holiday season — how to handle customers who won't wear masks
Many retail workers will receive a new sort of preparation for this year's holiday season: training on how to manage conflicts with customers who resist mask-wearing, and social distancing.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

College-focused Graduate Hotels is opening near Northwestern's campus. It comes at an unprecedented time for hotels and universities.
Six years after launching a brand of college-focused hotels, a well-known Chicago developer is ready for a homecoming. Graduate Hotels on Friday will open its 29th hotel, and its first in the Chicago area, near the Northwestern University campus in Evanston.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

First look at Graduate hotel in Evanston
Evanston's Graduate hotel is a 119-room hotel in the former Homestead apartment and hotel building. It's an eight-story building, designed by architect Philip A. Danielson and built in the 1920s, that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

United says 2,700 jobs it cut during the pandemic likely won't return, though it sees ‘light at the end of the tunnel'
United CEO Scott Kirby said, "The next 12 to 15 months are still going to be difficult and the recovery will not be a straight line. But we've done what we believe it takes to get through."

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

8 million have slipped into poverty since May as federal aid has dried up
After an ambitious expansion of the safety net in the spring saved millions of people from poverty, the aid is now largely exhausted and poverty has returned to levels higher than before the coronavirus crisis, two new studies have found.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

Santa Claus mall visits will be different during the pandemic. Here's how.
Santa won't be self-quarantining at the North Pole to escape the coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn't mean he's ready to let thousands of kids hop on his lap.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

Santa will still meet kids at malls this holiday season — but from a distance
Santa won't be self-quarantining at the North Pole to escape the coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn't mean he's ready to let thousands of kids hop on his lap.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

Santa will still meet kids at malls this holiday season — but his lap is off-limits
Santa won't be self-quarantining at the North Pole to escape the coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn't mean he's ready to let thousands of kids hop on his lap.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

Six Flags Great America reopening for holiday lights event
Six Flags Great America has announced the third season of Holiday in the Park will open as a lights experience on Nov. 27.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

Walgreens takes a coronavirus hit, but $373M fourth-quarter profit tops expectations
The Deerfield-based drugstore chain said Thursday that it made $373 million in the final quarter of fiscal 2020 after losing $1.7 billion the previous quarter, when millions of shoppers stayed home to avoid the rapidly spreading pandemic.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

After back-to-back wildfires, some Napa winemakers won't make a 2020 vintage
California has been under near-constant siege by wildfires for nearly two months. It's still too early how much winemakers across the state have lost, but some vineyard managers are preparing for the worst.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 15, 2020

A ‘drop of dynamite': South Korean boy band BTS makes stock market debut
Shares in Big Hit Entertainment, the company that manages global pop sensation BTS, nearly doubled after their initial public offering netted more than $800 million.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

As coronavirus spread early on, hedge fund consultant's summary of private Trump Administration briefings fueled sell-off
The consultant's assessment quickly spread through parts of the investment world. Traders spotted the immediate significance: The president's aides appeared to be giving wealthy party donors an early warning.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

United Airlines says 2,700 jobs it cut during the pandemic likely won't return
United Airlines said the 2,700 corporate jobs it has cut since the coronavirus pandemic began likely won't return, even once air travel starts to pick up.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

Metra sues Union Pacific for breach of contract for refusing to allow conductors to collect tickets on trains during the pandemic
Metra filed a breach of contract lawsuit Wednesday against Union Pacific, alleging UP's refusal to allow conductors to collect tickets during COVID has damaged Metra's bottom line, reputation and customer experience

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

Metra sues Union Pacific for refusing to send conductors to collect tickets on trains during the pandemic
Metra filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Union Pacific, alleging UP's refusal to allow conductors to collect tickets during COVID has damaged Metra's bottom line, reputation and customer experience.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

Ballast Point closes Chicago brewpub due to expected winter downturn during coronavirus, eyes reopening in 2021
Paying rent while closed will cost the company less money than paying rent in addition to operating expenses, says the owner.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

A special high-dose flu shot for seniors is in limited supply in Illinois
A high-dose flu shot designed for people 65 years of age and older is in limited supply in Illinois, with a number of pharmacies and doctor's offices saying they're temporarily out of the special vaccine.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

After state challenges lawsuit, winning pot applicants say license do-over process moving too fast
Applicants who won a chance to receive a license to sell recreational marijuana said Wednesday the state is trying to rush an illegal do-over of the cannabis licensing process before they can be heard in court.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

Little Italy and Greektown
Little Italy and Greektown, two of Chicago's ethnic dining destinations grapple with an uncertain future.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

United Airlines reports losing $1.8 billion in third quarter
United shares have dropped 60% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $35.61, a fall of 59% in the last 12 months.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

Elon Musk's plan for express transit to O'Hare went nowhere, but Boring Co. says concept could happen in Vegas
The proposed Vegas Loop would connect downtown Las Vegas to the newly opened Allegiant Stadium, a distance of about 7 miles. A connection to McCarran International Airport is also being considered.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

Recreational marijuana tax revenue passes $100 million in Illinois
Illinois has collected more than $100 million in recreational marijuana tax revenue since legalizing sales on January 1, according to the Department of Revenue.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

July is the new January: More companies delay return to the office
Google was one of the first to announce that July 2021 was its return-to-office date. Uber, Slack and Airbnb soon jumped on the bandwagon. In the past week, Microsoft, Target, Ford Motor Co. and The New York Times said they, too, had postponed the return of in-person work to next summer and acknowledged the inevitable: The pandemic isn't going away anytime soon.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

Scaled-down, 29-story apartment tower proposed for Barnes & Noble site on Near North Side
More than a year after withdrawing plans to replace a Barnes & Noble bookstore with a residential tower, a Chicago developer is unveiling a scaled-down design for the Near North Side property. Newcastle Ltd. has reduced its proposal for the site at 1120 to 1130 N. State St. by more than 100 feet.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

Walmart's Black Friday plan: Start early (Nov. 4) and spread out the deals
This holiday season, many stores are starting their holiday deals early. Amazon, which usually holds its annual Prime Day sales event in mid-July, delayed it to this week.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

One European airline hopes you miss flying so much you'll buy airplane food at the supermarket
Finnair will start selling business-class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed and to offer a taste of the airline experience to those missing flying in the COVID-19 times.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

US wholesale prices up 0.4% in September as food costs surge
The 0.4% September rise in the producer price index was bigger than economists had been expecting and reflected in part a 1.2% increase in food costs, reflecting higher prices for corn, fresh vegetables and beef.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 14, 2020

Looking for a used car? Prices have spiked, but ‘things are coming back to normal'
The average asking price of a used vehicle that was 10 years old or less rose more than 9% from $19,800 in May to $21,600 in September. But prices are dropping as inventory increases.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Amazon Prime Day may drive nearly $10 billion in sales. ‘We're going to be in a state of continual sales going forward to Christmas.'
As a result of delaying this year's Prime Day event to Oct. 13-14, Amazon is expected to notch record sales for the heavily marketed event. Competitors including Walmart, Best Buy, Kohl's and J.C. Penney have announced their own plans to offer sales promotions.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Joseph Sullivan, CBOE founder who ‘changed the face of American finance,' dies at 82
Joseph Sullivan, a former Wall Street Journal, helped found the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 1973 as an offshoot of the Chicago Board of Trade, creating the first marketplace for trading listed stock options.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Eli Lilly pauses enrollment of patients in experimental coronavirus treatment ‘out of an abundance of caution'
Independent monitors have paused enrollment in a study testing the COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir plus an experimental antibody therapy being developed by Eli Lilly.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Boeing's struggles continue: Zero new plane orders in September
Boeing failed to sell any airliners last month and suffered more cancellations of a grounded model, further evidence of the company's battle to overcome a drop in air travel during the pandemic and crashes involving the 737 Max.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Apple added 5G to its new iPhone 12 models. But it subtracted something else: Charging adapters.
The iPhone models unveiled Tuesday will launch at different times. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro will be available starting Oct. 23; the Mini and the Pro Max will follow on Nov. 13.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Apple added fast 5G wireless to its new iPhone 12 models. But it subtracted something else: Charging adapters.
The iPhone models unveiled Tuesday will launch at different times. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro will be available starting Oct. 23; the Mini and the Pro Max will follow on Nov. 13.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Black McDonald's workers in Quad Cities file civil rights suit alleging harassment, discrimination
A lawsuit filed by Black McDonald's workers in Rock Island, Illinois, alleges that managers called Black employees and customers "ghetto" and said Black employees were "lazy."

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Indie bookstores launch anti-Amazon ‘Boxed Out' campaign
On Tuesday, the trade group launched the "Boxed Out" campaign, for which a handful of bookstores around the country will have windows boarded up and boxes piled up out front that resemble Amazon delivery containers, with one label reading "Don't Accept Amazon's Brave New World."

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Apple's special event today: All you need to know about iPhone 12 launch
The highlight of Apple's event is expected to be the unveiling of the iPhone 12 series. Four new iPhones will be launched under this series. These will be called iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Apple's special event today: All you need to know about iPhone 12 rumors
The highlight of Apple's event is expected to be the unveiling of the iPhone 12 series. Four new iPhones will be launched under this series. These will be called iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Spirit Halloween rises from the dead. Again. And again.
Spirit Halloween is once again open for business. The store known for selling costumes and spooky fall décor at temporary pop-up locations across the United States is making bullish moves in a brutal year for retail.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

US support for Boeing triggers $4 billion in penalties, World Trade Organization says
The United States had argued that the illegal support merited no more than $412 million in penalties, while the EU had countered that they deserved some $8 billion. The award in essence was 10 times more than what the U.S. had claimed, and half that the EU wanted.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Disney reorganizes content and distribution units to bolster streaming businesses
Under the new structure, the studios will continue to develop and produce originals for Disney's streaming services -- which include Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN Plus -- and legacy platforms.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

‘They are coming back': Delta CEO says passengers slowly returning, as airline reports $5.38 billion loss
Delta CEO Ed Bastian offered a cautiously optimistic outlook, predicting that ever-increasing numbers of people will return to flying the rest of this year and beyond.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Social Security recipients to get 1.3% cost-of-living increase
The COLA increase, which affects 1 in 5 Americans, amounts to $20 a month for the average retired worker. The Medicare "Part B" premium for 2021 has not been released yet.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Social Security recipients to get 1.3% cost-of-living increase; $33 a month more for the average couple
The COLA increase, which affects 1 in 5 Americans, amounts to $20 a month for the average retired worker. The Medicare "Part B" premium for 2021 has not been released yet.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

AMC Theatres could run out of cash by the end of 2020, early 2021
AMC Theatres Could Run Out of Cash By the End of 2020, Early 2021

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Amazon's Prime Day starts today, and it may drive nearly $10 billion in sales. That doesn't even count how retail rivals are getting in on the action.
As a result of delaying this year's Prime Day event to Oct. 13-14, Amazon is expected to notch record sales for the heavily marketed event. Competitors including Walmart, Best Buy, Kohl's and J.C. Penney have announced their own plans to offer sales promotions.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 13, 2020

Amazon Prime Day starts today, and it may drive nearly $10 billion in sales. That doesn't even count how retail rivals are getting in on the action.
As a result of delaying this year's Prime Day event to Oct. 13-14, Amazon is expected to notch record sales for the heavily marketed event. Competitors including Walmart, Best Buy, Kohl's and J.C. Penney have announced their own plans to offer sales promotions.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 12, 2020

Old Country Buffet closes last Illinois restaurant
Old Country Buffet, once a strip mall staple, has closed its last restaurant in Illinois as the pandemic threatens the American tradition of communal serving tongs and endless helpings of macaroni and cheese.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 12, 2020

Amazon's Prime Day expected to generate almost $10 billion in sales, and that doesn't count other retailers getting in on the action
As a result of delaying this year's Prime Day event to Oct. 13-14, Amazon is expected to notch record sales for the heavily marketed event. Competitors including Walmart, Best Buy, Kohl's and J.C. Penney have announced their own plans to offer sales promotions.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 12, 2020

Remember those PPP loans? Now the paperwork's coming due for small businesses.
The Paycheck Protection Program, enacted in March to speed loans to small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, delayed most of the paperwork until the forgiveness application. But small-business groups and lenders complain that detailing how the emergency funds were spent is a burden.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 12, 2020

Stocks are soaring. Here's why most Black people are missing out as the market sets records.
Kashif A. Ahmed of American Private Wealth remembers speaking at a Black church about stock investing. "One person sitting in the audience said, ‘That's all fine and wonderful, but this is all for white folks,'" he said.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 12, 2020

Wisconsin says Foxconn can't collect billions in tax credits until a new contract is drafted
In a letter, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Secretary Melissa Hughes told the company "Foxconn's activities and investments in Wisconsin to date are not eligible for credit" under the contract signed in 2017.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 12, 2020

Lincoln Yards' $35 million bridge, with bike and pedestrian lanes, moves closer to reality
The developer of the $6 billion Lincoln Yards on Chicago's North Side plans to start building a new north-south bridge across the Chicago River by summer, in the first of several infrastructure projects that will accompany the megadevelopment.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 12, 2020

Southwest Airlines plans to add service out of O'Hare next year. ‘It's been on our wish list for a long time.'
Southwest Airlines plans to begin flying out of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport by the middle of 2021. But it's not abandoning Midway Airport.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 12, 2020

Microsoft is taking on Trickbot, a cybercrime network that loots bank accounts and spreads ransomware
Microsoft announced legal action Monday seeking to disrupt a major cybercrime digital network that uses more than 1 million zombie computers to drain bank accounts and spread ransomware.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 12, 2020

Southwest Airlines plans to add service out of O'Hare next year
Southwest Airlines plans to begin flying out of Chicago O'Hare International Airport by the middle of next year, the airline said in a news release Monday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 12, 2020

Facebook bans posts that deny or distort the Holocaust
Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 12, 2020

Getting used to seeing your doctor virtually? Telehealth coverage might not last.
Patients are using telehealth to stay physically distant and avoid spreading the novel coronavirus, but it's unclear how such visits will be covered by insurance in the future.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 12, 2020

2 Americans awarded Nobel Prize in economics
Americans Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson have won the Nobel Prize in economics for "improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats."

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 10, 2020

Second stimulus check updates: Pelosi dismisses latest White House COVID-19 relief offer; GOP roasts Mnuchin on conference call
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday dismissed the latest White House offer in COVID-19 aid talks as "one step forward, two steps back."

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 10, 2020

Second stimulus check updates: Nancy Pelosi dismisses latest White House COVID-19 relief offer
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday dismissed the latest White House offer in COVID-19 aid talks as "one step forward, two steps back."

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 10, 2020

White House blocked CDC from requiring masks on public transportation, sources say
The CDC drafted a sweeping order last month requiring all passengers and employees to wear masks on all forms of public and commercial transportation in the U.S.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 10, 2020

College grads struggle to launch careers in a pandemic economy. ‘I chose the worst year to get my life together.'
With more companies cutting jobs and some ramping up qualifications for open positions, recent college graduates in the Chicago area are worried they'll fall behind in their careers.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 10, 2020

College grads struggle to launch careers in a pandemic economy: ‘I chose the worst year to get my life together.'
With more companies cutting jobs and some ramping up qualifications for open positions, recent college graduates in the Chicago area are worried they'll fall behind in their careers.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 09, 2020

Chicago woman kept off Southwest flight from LaGuardia to Midway until covering ‘lewd' halter top
A Chicago woman was not allowed to board a Southwest Airlines flight from LaGuardia to Midway this week after airline personnel determined her black halter top was too revealing.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 09, 2020

Gen Z college grads struggle to launch careers in pandemic economy. ‘I chose the worst year to get my life together.'
With more companies cutting jobs and some ramping up qualifications for open positions, recent college graduates in the Chicago area are worried they'll fall behind in their careers.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 09, 2020

Tomatoes, turnips rule in big year for veggie gardening
In the year of the new coronavirus, when new gardeners came out in droves to try growing their own vegetables, tomatoes were still king. And in a twist, the respect-seeking turnip actually turned some heads.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 09, 2020

M&A roars back from pandemic slowdown
Companies that retreated from corporate deal-making after the virus pandemic struck are now roaring back because of pent-up demand and a clearer view of how the disease is impacting their business.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Oct 09, 2020

McDonald's HQ to sell for about $420 million, a record for Chicago's Fulton Market district
Developer Sterling Bay has a deal to sell McDonald's headquarters building for about $420 million, the highest-priced property sale in the city this year and a record price for the booming Fulton Market district.

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