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How Terlato is getting its groove back

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:06:41 -0400

When the wine importer lost its largest brand, Santa Margherita, two years ago, it was a huge blow. Since then it has set out to ensure one company can't have that sort of effect on it again.


Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:29:58 -0400

For the Oct. 9 MBA Guide and a Sept. 11 chart.

Chicagoans may pay twice to bail out the same nukes

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:27:54 -0400

Illinois' decision to slap a surcharge on all electric bills to keep open two Exelon-owned nuclear plants has led to a regional effort to compensate unsubsidized companies via—you guessed it—higher electric bills.

There's room at these inns—despite the tourism rush

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:24:01 -0400

Chicago's half-decade boom in downtown hotel room supply has boosted competition for hospitality dollars—and not everyone is enjoying the same spoils of the record tourism numbers.

How Toni lost the pop tax war; lessons for Rahm

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:22:35 -0400

County Board President Preckwinkle managed to turn a sin tax into an embarrassing political defeat. There's a message here for other pols. Are you listening, Rahm Emanuel?

More power bailout talk in Springfield

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:21:06 -0400

Illinois' second-largest power generator says it needs financial help from the state, much as Exelon did last year when it obtained subsidies for two nuclear plants.

If Rauner doesn't regret this veto, he should

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:22:33 -0400

When it comes to paying down its bill backlog, Illinois is the land of billion-dollar guesstimates. It doesn't have to be that way. But a recent, cynical move by the governor hasn't helped.

A transformational event for Chicago? Amazon 'could be it.'

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0400

As Chicago puts the finishing touches on its bid for Amazon's second headquarters, observers assess the stakes—and the odds.

Why Chicago needs—and deserves—Amazon's HQ

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:46:50 -0400

Through our admittedly rose-colored glasses, an Amazon headquarters in Chicago looks like a win-win for everyone, including the neglected populations Democrats say they want to help.

The Most Innovative Companies

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0400

Every business can be reinvented. This year's ranking is especially wide-ranging, from software and manufacturing to insurance and consumer products. Dig in.

Would United Airlines really acquire JetBlue?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:30:00 -0400

An influential airline analyst is stirring the pot with a note positing a combination of United Continental and JetBlue. There's a better way for United to expand its domestic network.

Chicago steakhouses demystified

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Befuddled by all the steakhouses that have opened in the past few years? Worried that you've forgotten old favorites? See our handy-dandy chart, which puts them all in perspective.

Here's what's new in steakhouses

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Even in a crowded field, steakhouses continue to open in the area. Here are our reviews of five that debuted (or reopened, in one case) in the past year.

From cart clerk to president: Jewel's Doug Cygan

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0400

Cygan has been working at the grocery chain since he was 17. He's overseeing the introduction of e-commerce and a growth spurt.

This U of C startup thinks it can end food allergies

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:30:00 -0400

When lab mice are given an experimental drug from startup ClostraBio, they don't develop food allergies. Could it work in humans, too?