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The storefront of 20th Century TV & Stereo Center at 1615 W. Montrose Ave.

For almost 50 years, 20th Century TV and Stereo has repaired stereos, tape decks, VCRs and more. But the mom-and-pop shop is fighting to remain relevant as technology continues to evolve.  

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Jan. 8, 2019, file photo of a Sears store in Hackensack, N.J. (AP Photo / Seth Wenig, File)

A bankruptcy judge has blessed a $5.2 billion plan by Sears chairman and biggest shareholder Eddie Lampert to keep the iconic business going. The approval means roughly 425 stores and 45,000 jobs will be preserved.

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Chefs and restaurant co-owners Abe Conlon and Adrienne Lo. (Courtesy of Maria Ponce)

There’s a new restaurant trend emerging across the U.S.: a surcharge that’s added to customers’ checks. The owners of one local restaurant say it’s the best way to help their workers. Here’s a taste of how it works.

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In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 7, the newest version of Boeing's fastest-selling airplane, is displayed during a debut for employees and media of the new jet in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo / Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing reported annual revenue of more than $100 billion for the first time and shares soared after the company easily beat Wall Street’s profit and sales expectations for the fourth quarter.

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(Mike Mozart / Flickr)

The world’s biggest hamburger chain said sales rose 4.4 percent at established locations in the fourth quarter and 4.5 percent for the year.  

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In this Monday, July 24, 2017 file photo, Caterpillar loaders are parked in Middleton, Massachusetts.  (AP Photo / Elise Amendola)

Caterpillar fell well short of fourth-quarter profit expectations and the machine maker said that sales have begun to slow in China. Shares tumbled 10 percent at the opening bell Monday, the worst sell-off in more than seven years.

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Federal workers are feeling the effects of the government shutdown, but what about everyone else? Local economists weigh in on that and the economic forecast for 2019.

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George Preston

George Preston will take over as vice president and general manager of WFMT starting March 1. WWCI President and CEO Sandra Cordova Micek says Preston is “uniquely qualified” for the position.

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This Oct. 15, 2018 file photo shows a sign for a Sears Outlet department store is displayed in Norristown, Pa.  (AP Photo / Matt Rourke, File)

A group of Sears creditors are challenging Chairman Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund’s winning $5.2 billion bid to buy the business in a bankruptcy auction and wants to air their grievances in court.

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This Oct. 15, 2018 file photo shows a sign for a Sears Outlet department store is displayed in Norristown, Pa.  (AP Photo / Matt Rourke, File)

Eddie Lampert, the hedge fund owner who steered Sears into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October, is aiming to keep open roughly 400 stores and preserve tens of thousands of jobs.

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For most of us, the idea of taking as many paid vacation days as we want sounds like a dream. But reviews of unlimited PTO from the rank and file are not all raves.

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Sears received another lifeline Tuesday when the company's chairman and largest shareholder promised to line up the necessary financing to keep the struggling department store chain afloat.

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(Mike Mozart / Flickr)

Mondelez says it signed a 15-year lease on a five-story office building under construction in the Fulton Market neighborhood that it expects to occupy in 2020.

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Trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Apple’s shock warning that its Chinese sales are weakening ratcheted up concerns about the world’s second-largest economy and weighed heavily on global stock markets as well as the dollar on Thursday. (AP Photo / Richard Drew)

Tech stocks led the dive Thursday on Wall Street after Apple reported a slowdown on iPhone sales in China. Economist Diane Swonk weighs in.

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The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (liz_noise / Wikimedia Commons)

An Australian commodities trader has pleaded guilty to manipulating market prices by placing orders in the millions of dollars on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, then canceling them within milliseconds so that he could sell smaller orders at a profit.

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After more than four decades, a beloved Rogers Park restaurant is shutting down – possibly for good – at the end of the year.