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Crain’s Headlines: United CEO Oscar Munoz Stepping Down

In this May 2, 2017 file photo, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP File Photo)

United Airlines President Scott Kirby will take the reins in May, capping a turnaround effort at an airline that had become an industry laggard after a rocky merger with Continental Airlines as well as a national PR nightmare.

Crain’s Headlines: Whistleblower Suit Claims Navistar ‘Wildly’ Inflated Prices

U.S. Army Soldiers with the Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, get ready to start a convoy during drivers training with mine resistant ambush protected vehicles March 6, 2013, at Hohenfels, Germany. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Joshua Edwards / Released)

Illinois-based truck and engine maker Navistar is accused of bilking the Pentagon out of almost $1.5 billion. 

December 4, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: BMO to Cut Nearly 400 Chicago-Area Jobs

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BMO Harris Bank is preparing to cut jobs as part of a companywide cost-savings push. Executives with BMO’s Toronto-based parent company announced the new cost cuts Tuesday as they posted the bank’s earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter. 

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Crain’s Headlines: Sprout Social Plans to Go Public

A still image from a Sprout Social video campaign. (Sprout Social YouTube)

The Chicago-based maker of social media management software announced Monday that it aims to raise $156 million in an initial public offering of stock.

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Crain’s Headlines: Shallow Growth in Chicago-Area Home Values

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According to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index, single-family home values in the region grew by 0.6%, compared with the same period last year.

Crain’s Headlines: Charles Schwab Buying TD Ameritrade for $26B

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The deal will reshape the retail brokerage business and also make TD Ameritrade founder and Cubs owner Joe Ricketts that much richer.

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Crain’s Headlines: PepsiCo Signs 8-Year Lease for Old Post Office

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Soft drink giant PepsiCo has officially joined the party at the Old Post Office. The company signed an eight-year lease to move its Chicago office and 1,300 employees late next year to the redeveloped building.

Crain’s Headlines: Tribune Stock Soars After Alden Global Purchase

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Tribune Publishing stock soared as much as 15% Wednesday after Alden Global, a hedge fund known for making deep cuts to newsrooms, bought out Tribune’s largest stockholder.

November 20, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Fresh Start for Iconic Cosmetics Brand Fashion Fair

Fashion Fair cosmetics brand (Fashion Fair / Facebook)

A group of familiar faces has bought Fashion Fair out of bankruptcy for nearly $2 million. The iconic cosmetics brand designed for women of color is now owned by two former Johnson Publishing executives and the CEO of Magnetar Capital.

November 19, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Lightfoot Dismantles Emanuel’s Infrastructure Trust

In this file photo, Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to the media following a City Council meeting Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (WTTW News)

We’re still awaiting details on what’s going into Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 2020 budget, but we know at least one thing that won’t be in it.

November 18, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Sears Cutting Hundreds of Corporate Jobs

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The layoffs at the retailer’s Hoffman Estates headquarters and at an office in San Francisco come just a week after Sears announced another wave of store closures 

November 14, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Abbott Labs CEO to Step Down in 2020

An undated photo of Abbott Laboratories CEO Miles White (Abbott / Wikimedia Commons)

During his more than 20 years at the helm of Abbott Laboratories, Miles White transformed the North Chicago-based health-care products maker with a series of acquisitions and spinoffs.

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Lessons From the Front Lines of Violence Prevention and Healing

As part of WTTW’s new documentary series “Firsthand: Gun Violence,” five experts offer big ideas in “Firsthand Talks” sessions for addressing gun violence in Chicago. Four of those experts join us in discussion.