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An electric vehicle maker is on tap to build 100,000 delivery vans for the e-commerce giant Amazon. The massive order is just part of a broader commitment, announced Thursday by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, to make his company greener.

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A relatively nondescript seven-story office building in the Fulton Market District has become the most expensive office building sale in the city’s history.

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The Lightfoot administration makes its first moves to regulate the recreational marijuana industry, releasing guidelines on where the new businesses can locate. And here’s the catch: they’re all outside the city’s central business district.

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The retail giant is roughly doubling the number of employees in its Loop office. But these aren’t warehouse jobs – the new hires that will work in fields including cloud computing, advertising and business development. 

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In this April 10, 2019, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for India-based Jet Airways lands following a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren, File)

Boeing 787 Dreamliners once praised as “beautiful” by President Donald Trump could become a casualty of his escalating trade war with China. That and other business news from Crain’s Chicago Business.

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

McDonald’s customers might soon be giving food orders via voice recognition technology, a move that could possibly eliminate workers. That and other business news from Crain’s Chicago Business.

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Tribune Tower on Chicago's Michigan Avenue. (Ken Lund / Flickr)

Crain’s Chicago Business managing editor Ann Dwyer reports on a $1 billion deal that's now dead and whether the merger of Advocate and NorthShore is on life support. Plus: Guaranteed Rate Field is a lock.

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Crain’s Chicago Business managing editor Ann Dwyer reports on a less conventional way to get those hot “Hamilton” tickets, the newest bank acquisitions in town and changes to the clothing startup Trunk Club.

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Crain’s Chicago Business managing editor Ann Dwyer reports on United Airlines' efforts to quell 12 months of turbulence. McDonald's switches the Egg McMuffin’s margarine to butter with its new nimble approach. And there’s a possible front-runner to buy the iconic Tribune Tower.  

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Chicago sports teams are turning to their heroes of the past to boost the team brands, and a billionaire biotech pioneer wants to revive print newspapers, and he's putting his money on Tribune Publishing. Crain's Chicago Business has the story.

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Will you be able to own a piece of the Tribune Tower? Crain's Chicago Business has the story.

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Crain’s Chicago Business managing editor Ann Dwyer brings us the latest on a Peoples Gas settlement for misleading consumers, a new size strategy for Sears and an update on plans for a South Side trauma center.

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Can aerial gondolas proposed for tours along the Chicago River lift tourism business in the city? Crain's managing editor Ann Dwyer joins us to discuss this story and more.

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One size apparently does not fit all Big Mac lovers. Crain’s Chicago Business managing editor Ann Dwyer weighs in on this story and more business news.

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Crain’s Chicago Business managing editor Ann Dwyer takes a closer look at Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing’s latest move to cut costs by slashing 4,000 jobs, changes at Tribune Publishing and what Chicago Cubs fans should expect on opening day.

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Sears writes down the value of its trade name and the Sun-Times owner buys a stake in Tribune Publishing. We get the latest on these stories and more business headlines with Crain's Chicago Business deputy managing editor Ann Dwyer.