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The Dow surges through 18,000, as the economy grows at its fastest pace in more than a decade.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed may start  raising rates around six months after quantitative easing—ahead of what experts were expecting. We take a closer look at how the markets react to her comments at her first live press conference, and how her first policy meeting may affect the economy. Read an article, watch Yellen’s full press conference, and read a transcript of her remarks.

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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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Sequestration grounds the Thunderbirds. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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Tribune Co. hires bankers to handle the likely sale of its newspapers. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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Change at the top for troubled retailer Sears, bad news for Boeing, and what not to say in a job interview. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has those stories, and more top business headlines.

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Kris Kridel

Corn prices soar as the worst drought in decades continues to afflict the Midwest. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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Kris Kridel

Is the Merchandise Mart about to get a major new tenant? Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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Kris Kridel

Lawsuits fly over Facebook’s bungled IPO that left small investors shortchanged. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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Kris Kridel

Is an upbeat letter from Groupon's CEO enough to ease investor fears and boost the stock? Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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Kris Kridel

Their bank here may have cost taxpayers nearly $400 million, but one local family is still lending -- in New York. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss that story, and more top business headlines.

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Kris Kridel

Retailers are gearing up to battle for Black Friday shoppers, while Bloomington-based State Farm warns of the dangers of deep frying on Thanksgiving. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss those stories, and more top business headlines.

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First Greece, now Italy. The Italian economic crisis has put the country on the brink of default on its massive debt, and the colorful Italian prime minister may be one of the casualties. Eddie Arruza and his panel look at how events in Europe are impacting things on this side of the Atlantic.

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Kris Kridel

Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 joins us to discuss protests on Wall Street and here in Chicago, companies threatening to leave the state because of high Illinois taxes, and other top business headlines.

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Elizabeth Brackett

A small group in the Loop protested against Wall Street's so-called corporate greed today. Meanwhile, it's another extremely volatile day for the markets. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel look at the economy, and talk about whether or not we're inching closer to a double-dip recession.

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Another massive drop on Wall Street. We explore what's behind the latest stock market tumble.