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October 31, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Beer Giant Moving US Headquarters to Chicago

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Chicago is adding another high-profile corporate headquarters to its roster, though it’s not quite clear what it means for area jobs.

October 30, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Business Slowing for Chicago-Based Grubhub

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Shares in Grubhub fell about 40% Tuesday afternoon. The Chicago-based company says the online food-ordering and delivery business is slowing.

October 29, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Cost-Cutting at Walgreens Prompts Corporate Job Cuts

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The company didn’t say how many people were let go, but a Tribune report pegged the number at 100 employees at its Deerfield headquarters.

October 28, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: No CTA Fare Hikes for Now

The Chicago Transit Authority’s budget has no plans for fare hikes or service reduction in 2020, but ridership on CTA buses and trains has been steadily declining since a 2012 peak.

October 24, 2019 - Full Show

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Professional Mediator Offers Tips for Better Negotiations

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As the city and the Chicago Teachers Union try to hammer out a contract agreement, we explore common strategies and pitfalls in any negotiation with professional mediator Teresa Frisbie.

Crain’s Headlines: Bill Daley Leaves Bank of New York Mellon

Former U.S. Commerce Secretary and White House chief of staff Bill Daley appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Sept. 17, 2018. (WTTW News)

Bill Daley has left Bank of New York Mellon after less than six months as vice chairman. He started there following his loss in Chicago’s mayoral election earlier this year.

October 23, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: McDonald’s Struggling to Attract US Customers

A McDonald’s restaurant in Chicago. (WTTW News)

Amid fierce fast-food competition, McDonald’s home market lost momentum in the latest quarter. Bloomberg reports that same-store sales rose 5.9% globally, but the Chicago-based fast food giant is struggling to attract customers in the U.S.

October 22, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: More Problems for Troubled Ford Factory

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The Ford plant on the city’s Far South Side has been causing some big headaches for the automaker, which is expected to report lower profits this week in a third quarter earnings report.

October 21, 2019 - Full Show

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Chicago Teachers Strike Enters Day 3 as Monday Classes Canceled

Chicago teachers hold signs and walk the picket line on day two of a strike on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (WTTW News)

Negotiators for Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union failed to come to a contract agreement despite weekend bargaining sessions, though both sides agree progress has been made.

Crain’s Headlines: Northwestern’s $10M Grant to Prevent Opioid Deaths

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A Northwestern researcher known for developing wearable technology has received a $10 million federal grant to create a potentially life-saving implantable device for people with opioid use disorder. 

October 17, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Departed Exelon CEO Gets $7.7M Retirement Package

Former Exelon CEO Anne Pramaggiore, who retired Tuesday (Exelon / Facebook)

Former Exelon CEO Anne Pramaggiore is in line for $7.7 million in benefits after her abrupt resignation Tuesday amid a federal investigation of the company’s Springfield lobbying practices. 

October 16, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Lightfoot Floats New Chicago Casino Plan

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot is floating a new plan to make the Chicago casino a property owned jointly by the city and the state. But the idea is getting a cool reception in Springfield. 

October 15, 2019 - Full Show

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October 14, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Boeing Removes CEO From Chairman Role

Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg speaks during a news conference after the company’s annual shareholders meeting at the Field Museum in Chicago, on Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo / Jim Young, Pool)

Boeing announced that it has stripped CEO Dennis Muilenburg of his title as chairman of the board, a move the company says will allow him to focus more on fixing its troubled 737 Max jets.