Consumer

Wall Street
Andy Giersher
March 23, 2018 - 5:53 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Stocks continued their sell-off in volatile trading on Friday, extending the week's losses for all three of the major indices to nearly 6 percent, as investors weighed the possibility of a trade war between the U.S. and China. The S&P 500 dropped 55, the NASDAQ lost...
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The Fed
Andy Giersher
March 21, 2018 - 5:51 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Federal Reserve, as widely anticipated, raised its key short-term interest rate by a quarter point Wednesday. The move signals a solid U.S. economy and the Central Bank's commitment to a gradual approach to rate hikes under new Fed chair, Jerome Powell. The Fed said...
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Lisa Madigan Consumer Complaints
Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Lisa Fielding/WBBM Newsradio)
Lisa Fielding
March 05, 2018 - 3:41 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Identity theft was the top complaint consumers made to the Illinois Attorney General's Office last year. "The big news this year is that identity theft has come back to the top spot. It's the first time it's been here in 10 years," Attorney General Lisa Madigan said at a...
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McDonald's Dollar Menu
McDonald's Dollar Menu is displayed in a restaurant window in downtown Chicago. (Mike Ramsey/WBBM Newsradio)
March 02, 2018 - 5:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is losing its appetite for McDonald's, believing that there aren't many fans of its new Dollar Menu. Shares tumbled 5 percent to new low for the year Friday. Value menus have become the tool of choice at fast food companies to generate traffic. In January, McDonald's...
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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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