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Strong Labor Day Weekend Gives August Car Sales A Boost

Chrysler sales rose 20 percent. Ford sales flat. GM down 1 percent.

09/03/2014

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Some Fear Auto Industry Returning To Bad Habits

As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road.

09/03/2014

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McDonald’s Sales Hit By China Scandal, US Weakness

McDonald’s says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scandal in China. The results reflect what is likely to be just the beginnings of the fallout from a Chinese food scandal late last month.

08/08/2014

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McDonald’s: 2014 Sales Forecast ‘At Risk’ In Wake Of Meat Scandal

The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company had previously said it expected the sales measure to be “relatively flat” for the year.

08/04/2014

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May Car Sales Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Good weather and a strong Memorial Day weekend helped car buyers ignore reports of recalls, pushing car and truck sales up more than ten percent in May.

06/04/2014

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Deep Freeze Hurt McDonald’s Sales Last Month

The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Monday that sales fell 1.4 percent in February at established U.S. locations. It blamed the harsh winter weather, but conceded that “challenging industry dynamics” also played a role.

03/10/2014

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CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products By October

CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.

02/05/2014

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Stores Prepare For Christmas Returns, Post-Holiday Sales

For many people, the day after Christmas is a day to go back to the stores. It’s not just about exchanging what you got for what you really want, stores also are offering new sales to make up for a slow holiday shopping season.

12/26/2013

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Trump Testifies In Dispute Over Condo Sales At Namesake Skyscraper

The real estate magnate — who gained famed for scrutinizing contestants and firing ones he deemed incompetent on his “Apprentice” TV show — was the one on the hot seat as a plaintiff’s attorney grilled him over allegations he had engaged in a bait-and-switch.

05/14/2013

Guns are selling briskly at a Chicago-area gun store. (CBS)

Guns Flying Off The Shelves Amid Debate On Restrictions, Sellers Say

Sellers say customers really began buying guns and ammunition when politicians started talking about making changes to firearm laws, CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

01/04/2013

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Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

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Study: Black Friday Not The Best Time To Shop For Toys

Parents looking for the best deals on toys for their kids’ Christmas gifts can sleep in the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday.

CBS 2–11/09/2012

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Benefits Of Back-To-School Sales

How can back-to-school sales benefit you? Let me count the ways! Just because you might not have a child or a kid heading off to college doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of all the great deals that are out there.

08/20/2012

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Deadline Comes Monday For Reserved Seats At Taste Of Chicago Concerts

The deadline is fast approaching for people who want a reserved seat for concerts at the Taste of Chicago, less than a week away.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

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Vintage Garage: Not Your Average Garage Sale

Rain or shine can’t stop the newest addition to the vintage scene in Chicago. This covered show is conveniently protected from the elements in a parking garage in Uptown. Genius! Here’s my scoop from the season opener this past June.

06/25/2012

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Juror To Be Sentenced For Skipping Out For Business Trip During Trial

A former federal court juror now has his own legal troubles for skipping out on jury duty in the middle of a trial.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

Sale signs like this are a common sight for shoppers, but they don't always save you money, if you end up buying a lot of things you don't need. (Credit: CBS)

False Frugality: When Buying Stuff On Sale Doesn’t Save You Money

Since the start of the recession, many of us have become avid sale shoppers and coupon clippers, but is all this bargain hunting really saving us money? Or is it just giving us a false sense of frugality?

CBS 2–03/26/2012

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Stevenson Students Arranged Drug Deals Via Text Messages, Police Say

Police say two students at Stevenson High School are now facing charges after an investigation into alleged drug sales.

02/08/2012

Shoppers were out early on the day after Christmas, which is not only the busiest day of the year for returns, but the third busiest shopping day of the year. (Credit: CBS)

Local Retail Sales In Major Post-Holiday Slump

You may not see a lot of shopping activity on the Magnificent Mile these days.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

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Best After Christmas Sales For Kids

If gift cards are burning a whole in your kid’s pockets, there’s no shortage of after Christmas sales to choose from. Spend that hard earned Christmas cash, gift cards or store credit wisely. Stores are boasting big savings for the new year. According to Google, ecommerce sales from December 26-January 15th in 2011 were higher than they were on Black Friday.

01/06/2012

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