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An analysis by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning posits economic conditions likely played a role in the yearslong exodus of black residents from the Chicago region.

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The state of Indiana announced Wednesday that Alliance Steel plans to invest $19.7 million in Gary, about 25 miles from its plant in Bedford Park, Illinois.

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A boost in construction equipment sales drove profit higher for Deere & Co. in the fourth quarter, but the results fell short of Wall Street expectations.

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We learn about a new state-sponsored savings program aimed at more than one million Illinois workers not already covered by a retirement plan.

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A new book offers a peek at how other people spend their money, and shows how that can you help you control your own finances.

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In this July 24, 2017 file photo, a Caterpillar excavator rests at a housing construction site in North Andover, Mass. Caterpillar Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo / Elise Amendola, FIle)

Caterpillar beat most profit and revenue expectations in the third quarter, but company shares were punished Tuesday when Wall Street sensed some pessimism in the company's outlook, which remains unchanged.

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Annette Gray, left, from Valley Stream, N.Y., buys lottery tickets on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in New York. The estimated jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing has soared to $1 billion. Gray said it's about "a dollar and a dream, but I spent ten today." (AP Photo / Bebeto Matthews)

With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S., dreaming of how they would spend the money should they beat the astronomical odds of winning.

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A new survey finds Americans are optimistic about manufacturing. But with a looming trade war and uncertainty over a new deal with Canada and Mexico, there’s still some concern for the future.

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President Donald Trump: “I think the Fed has gone crazy.”

A market that has grown used to cheap money over the past decade is becoming increasingly concerned that the Federal Reserve will aggressively raise benchmark interest rates.

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“We have successfully completed negotiations on a brand-new deal to terminate and replace NAFTA,” President Donald Trump announced Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

President Donald Trump is boasting a booming economy, but will higher interest rates stop it?

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Gone are the days of leaving it to the World Trade Organization to deal with allegations of “dumping” and other disputes – President Trump is using tariffs instead. A local steel company weighs in.

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By almost every measure, the U.S. economy is on a bullet train to prosperity. But are there warning signs among the surging data?

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Chicago is still the second city when it comes to foreclosures, but at the other end of the real estate spectrum, luxury property sales are booming.

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Tariffs proposed by the Trump administration could impact everything from soybeans to machinery and equipment.

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Jitters on Wall Street as the U.S.-China trade war escalates. What it could mean for your wallet.

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A major acquisition of a homegrown Chicago bank: Is the buyer taking a big risk? And what does the deal mean for customers?