Business

Wall Street
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Andy Giersher
March 01, 2018 - 5:39 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Stocks closed sharply lower Thursday after President Trump promised stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The S&P 500 dropped 36, the NASDAQ lost 92 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed over 420 points, settling to 24,608. "I think this is a sell-off that...
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Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK
March 01, 2018 - 7:40 am
Walmart announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and would also remove items resembling assault-style rifles from its website.
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Alcohol
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February 28, 2018 - 10:23 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill Wednesday overturning Indiana's decades-old ban on selling carryout alcohol on Sundays. The bill takes effect immediately, which means Sunday alcohol sales will be allowed beginning this weekend at liquor stores, pharmacies, convenience stores...
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Wall Street
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Andy Giersher
February 28, 2018 - 5:58 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Stocks closed lower Wednesday, giving up earlier gains, as Wall Street finished a volatile month of trading. The S&P 500 lost 30, the NASDAQ fell 57 and the Dow Jones industrial average, hit the hardest, shed more than 380 points, settling just above the 25,000 mark...
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Gun File Photo
Andrei Calangiu | Dreamstime.com
Noon Business Hour
February 28, 2018 - 4:01 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Dick's Sporting Goods, the nation's largest sporting goods retailer, will stop selling so-called assault-style weapons like the one used in the recent Florida high school shooting. The retailer also announced it will bar customers under the age of 21 from buying any...
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Pizza Delivery, Box
Artem Kolomeichuk | Dreamstime.com
Noon Business Hour
February 27, 2018 - 6:04 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Ford Motor announced Tuesday that it would partner with Domino's Pizza to test self-driving food delivery in Miami. Vehicles will appear to have no driver, but there will be a human inside to monitor. That will allow the companies to study how customers interact with a...
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Marshall Field's Macy's
The old Marshall Field's Building, now occupied by Macy's. (Alessandro0770 | Dreamstime.com)
Noon Business Hour
February 27, 2018 - 3:55 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Macy's has signed a deal to sell the top half of its State Street store in Chicago to a private real estate fund for $30 million. The deal includes the sale of floors 8 through 14, now largely unused, which will be re-developed into office space. Macy's is just the...
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Women Only Workspace
A women-only co-working space has opened in Chicago's River North neighborhood. (Courtesy: evolveHer website)
February 22, 2018 - 7:22 pm
(WBBM Newsradio) -- A women-only co-working space has opened in Chicago's River North neighborhood. "It's 5,000 square feet. It's a beautiful loft in River North," evolveHer founder Alicia Driskill says. Driskill says evolveHer is designed to meet the needs of women balancing demands from work and...
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