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.


Stack of cash (CBS)

There Are Drawbacks To Keeping All Of Your Assets In Cash: Experts

CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez looks at why this could be a dangerous strategy.


Closed Sign

HomeMade Pizza Chain Closes

An analyst says the so-called “fast-casual” restaurant market is increasingly competitive today. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


Same Sex Marriage

Business Leaders Come Out In Support Of Illinois Marriage Equality

A group of 50 Illinois business leaders and organizations have come out in support of marriage equality in Illinois.


A Chicago blues musician. (CBS)

Struggling Loop Mall Could Be Singing Blues Of Another Variety

Block 37, the struggling retail mall at State and Dearborn, could one day host blues attractions, under one proposal to reboot the development. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Groupon To Serve As Exclusive Ticketing Agent For Taste Events

Groupon will be the exclusive ticketing agent for concerts and the new sit-down dinners at this year’s Taste of Chicago.


Best Buy

Expert: Coming Best Buy Closings Reflect Move Away From Big-Box Model

A local expert says the planned closings of 50 Best Buy stores is reflective of an evolution of the consumer retail market from big box stores toward the Internet.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

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Christmas Sales Fall Short Of Expected Record

It was supposed to be a record Christmas for retailers, but now that Santa has come and gone experts say sales numbers have fallen short.

CBS 2–12/27/2011

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Auto Sales Revving Up After Slump

Analysts say consumer confidence has helped drive the surge in sales, which could be even better in 2011.


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Morningstar CEO To Give Away Half Of Wealth

A Chicago billionaire is answering Warren Buffett’s collect call to give away his money.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2010