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An Elgin company hopes robots will be the future of the fast-food industry. Will online beer sales be the next frontier for e-commerce? Crain’s Chicago Business managing editor Ann Dwyer brings us these stories and more.

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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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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.

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It was a wild day for the markets. Stocks plummeted deeply this morning—then bounced back a bit in the afternoon. Crain's Chicago Business columnist Joe Cahill joins “Chicago Tonight” with the latest on what has been the worst yearly start for the markets on record.

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The owners of the Cubs are buying three more rooftops with a Wrigley Field view. Joining us with more on that story and other local business news is Crain’s Chicago Business deputy managing editor Ann Dwyer.

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As the Cubs head into the playoffs for the first time since 2008, the team is seeing an almost 12 percent increase in attendance. What effect might this have on future ticket prices? Crain’s Chicago Business deputy managing editor Ann Dwyer sheds light on this story and others with Eddie Arruza.

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Crain's Chicago Business deputy managing editor Ann Dwyer joins Chicago Tonight to discuss leadership changes at United Airlines, a major sale for local brewing company Lagunitas, a fast-food giant's switch to cage-fee eggs, and other top business stories of the week.

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Crain’s Chicago Business deputy managing editor Ann Dwyer takes a closer look at the wild ride on Wall Street, Sprint adding 1,050 jobs in Chicago, Chrysler’s considering producing Jeep Cherokees here and Illinois becoming the “Land of Delivery.”

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We talk with Crain's Chicago Business Deputy Managing Editor Ann Dwyer about some of the biggest business stories this week, from Crate and Barrel's performance in some key categories to Seattle Sutton's battle in the prepared meals market. Also, find out how coworkers are embracing the spirit of home brewing -- at the office.

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Chicago's historic Palmer House hotel is up for sale. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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It would have been North America's tallest building, but instead it left a 76-foot hole in the ground. Now, it seems there's renewed interest in the Spire site. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us with that story, and more top business headlines.

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After the Dow ended above 15,000 for the first time ever on Tuesday, Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM takes us through all the latest market headlines, as well as a roundup of local business news.

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Feeling the heat at the pump? Chicago has the dubious distinction of having the highest gas prices in the lower 48 states. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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Conservative and controversial, the billionaire Koch brothers are said to be eyeing Tribune Company's newpapers. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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Gold rises after a steep decline, medical devices and generic drugs struggle, and DePaul weighs its options for a new basketball arena. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss this week's top business headlines.

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Hundreds of layoffs; Boeing plans a $1 billion expansion; Chicago’s old main post office could become a 21st century urban hub; and the end of an era for Sears. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss this week's top business headlines.

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