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After The Bell: Stocks Slightly Higher Amid Optimism On Potential Greek Deal

Stocks bounced around the flat line Tuesday amid mixed economic data, stronger crude oil prices and continued optimism surrounding the Greek debt crisis.

06/23/2015

Job Market Report

There’s More To Life Than Work

CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger reports on the flex-time options employees should consider.

06/18/2015

Chicago Urban League Job Fair at the UIC Forum. (Credit: CBS)

More Employers, Fewer Job Seekers At Urban League Job Fair

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports there’s one sector apparently booming again: manufacturing.

06/17/2015

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Coworking Space For Non-Profits Focused On Literacy Opens In West Loop

Organizations working to increase literacy in Chicago now have a new place to meet and work, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.

06/10/2015

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After The Bell: Stocks Surge On Wall Street

All three of the major indices traded over 1 percent higher on light volume, with the Dow jumping triple digits and closing above the key 18,000 mark.

06/10/2015

Job Market Report

How To Turn An Internship Into Full-Time Job

CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger has tips on turning an internship into a job.

06/04/2015

The Nasdaq composite index is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

After The Bell: Stocks Kick Off June On A Good Note

By Andy Giersher (CBS) — Stocks moved higher on Monday, the first trading day of June, as traders took a positive spin on mixed economic data. “A lot of stuff is out there right over […]

06/01/2015

The Nasdaq composite index is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

After The Bell: Nasdaq Sets A Record As Stocks Rebound On Wall Street

Stocks traded higher on Wednesday, recovering from Tuesday’s sell-off as strength in technology pushed the NASDAQ to an all-time closing high of 5,106.59. The Dow and S&P 500 also followed suit, each gaining over a half percent by the closing bell.

05/27/2015

The Glen shopping center in Glenview. (Credit: CBS)

Business Owners Say Low Foot Traffic Causing Them To Flee Glenview Shopping Center

It was supposed to be the epicenter of Glenview known as The Glen, an ambitious project filled with shopping, housing and entertainment, but some say, it hasn’t lived up to expectations. Now there’s fear more retailers will leave.

05/26/2015

Traders work on the floor of the New York The Dow finished down more than 600 points after Standard and Poor's downgraded the U.S. credit rating. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

After The Bell: Stocks Trade Lower As Dow Sheds Triple Digits

Stocks tumbled on Wall Street Tuesday as investors eyed renewed strength in the U.S. dollar and economic data that could bolster the case for a Fed rate hike.

05/26/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel visits with a business incubator program in Englewood. (Credit: Craig Dellimore.)

Startup Boot Camp Program Aims To Spur New Businesses In Chicago

The Emanuel administration is trying to spur entrepreneurial spirit on the South Aide, with a little help from Google, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/19/2015

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the ongoing negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program on April 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. In exchange for Iran's agreement to curb their country's nuclear proliferation, the United States would lift some of the crippling sanctions imposed. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

What Will Be Inside The Obama Presidential Library?

It will create 3,300 construction jobs, 1,900 permanent jobs and attract 40 new businesses.

05/12/2015

A vacant Dominick's in Woodridge. (Credit: CBS)

Nine Suburbs Team Up To Fill Vacant Dominick’s Stores

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports those suburbs decided they’re stronger together than separate.

05/12/2015

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Chicago Businesses Gear Up For NFL Draft

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports this is going to be a post card for the city with all the media coverage from here and will have a ripple effect for Chicago businesses.

04/27/2015

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Details — And Questions — Emerge About Rep. Schock’s Business Deal With Political Donor

A shell company linked to Aaron Schock paid a political donor $750,000 last year for a warehouse in Peoria, then took out a $600,000 mortgage for the property from a local bank run by other donors.

03/16/2015

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McDonald’s Names Executive Easterbrook New CEO

McDonald’s Corp. on Wednesday tapped Chief Brand Officer Steve Easterbrook as its new president and CEO to succeed Don Thompson.

01/28/2015

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Lower Gas Prices Mean Extra Cash For Municipalities

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports months ago governments they didn’t anticipate today’s plunging oil prices, so now they have extra money. But one analyst warns: don’t be so quick to spend it on other things.

01/20/2015

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Actor, Author Hill Harper Teaches Chicago Kids About Smart Money

Actor and author Hill Harper is working to get young people to stop thinking about buying the latest video game or bag of a bag of chips, but instead investing in their future.

01/13/2015

Traders wear hats that say 'DOW 18,000' as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of December 23, 2014 in New York City. The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed a landmark by closing above 18,000 points today. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Dow Closes At Record High, But What Does It Mean For Economy?

The stock market delivered an early Christmas present, closing above the 18,000 mark for the first time.

12/23/2014

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