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  • Where to experience World Cup fever in the US Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    Fans celebrating team USA win in a FIFA qualifying match in Miami.

    No need to travel to Brazil to get in on the 2014 FIFA World Cup action.

  • Chicago sues drugmakers, alleging painkiller risk Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Chicago filed a lawsuit against five pharmaceutical companies, accusing them of concealing the risks associated with certain painkillers.

  • Chicago real estate is a 'seller’s market' Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    A real estate broker tells CNBC's "Power House" that it looks like a seller's market for homes in Chicago suburbs like Naperville.

  • Obama's data gurus find life outside the Beltway Friday, 30 May 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    Dan Wagner, president and chief executive officer of Civis Analytics.

    The analytics firms that were spawned by the Obama campaign are confronted with creating their own data-driven reputations.

  • McDonald's shareholders OK CEO pay amid protests Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    McDonald's employees protesting for a higher minimum wage outside the McDonald's annual shareholder's meeting in Oak Brook, IL.

    McDonald's shareholders approved an advisory measure on exec pay at the chain, where CEO Don Thompson took home compensation of $9.5 million in 2013.

  • Incoming, outgoing Chicago flights halted Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 4:26 PM ET
    File photo of O'Hare International Airport

    Smoke in a regional radar facility has forced a halt to all incoming and outgoing flights at both of Chicago's airports.

  • Chicago air departures halted Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 1:36 PM ET
    Chicago air departures halted

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports a ground stop is in effect at O'Hare and Midway Airports in Chicago after evacuation of the air traffic center in Elgin due to smoke.

  • Is print dead? Another prominent mag goes digital Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 10:48 AM ET
    Jet Magazine to Shift to Digital Publishing Next Month.

    Jet, the African-American weekly magazine, is going to digital publication starting next month. The list of periodicals avoiding print is growing.

  • Marriott Marquis hotel in New York

    About 1.8 million Chinese tourists visit the U.S. each year and that number is expected to rise 20 percent annually.

  • GOP: Health signups lagging Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 8:20 PM ET

    A report released Wednesday said one-third of people who signed up for health insurance through new federal exchanges hadn't paid their first month's premium.

  • Midwest business index hits highest since October Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest rose more than expected in April, jumping to its highest since October 2013, a report showed on Wednesday.

  • Cubs' Ricketts talks renovating Wrigley Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:42 AM ET
    Cubs' Ricketts talks renovating Wrigley

    CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks with Chicago Cubs owner and Chairman Tom Ricketts, about his family's investment in the Cubs and potentially selling minority ownership stakes to help finance renovations for Wrigley Field.

  • US Midwest business activity lowest since August Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    A worker sands an aluminum case at the Aluminum Case Company, a division of MFZ Ventures, Inc.

    The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest fell to its lowest since August, resuming its recent trend of slower regional growth.

  • How to get the best caffeine buzz for your buck Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    Not all coffee is created equally, which means it matters where you go if you are looking for a pick-me-up.

  • Was Obamacare a mistake? 'No,' says Emanuel Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 8:44 AM ET
    Was Obamacare a mistake? 'No,' says Emanuel

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, shares his thoughts on the passing of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Emanuel reinventing Chicago's education Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 8:36 AM ET
    Emanuel reinventing Chicago's education

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, discusses his turnaround plan for Chicago schools.

  • Emanuel's advanced manufacturing plan Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 8:32 AM ET
    Emanuel's advanced manufacturing plan

    That area is highly paid, highly skilled, and you can raise a middle-class family on those jobs, says Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, sharing his plan to produce more advance manufacturing jobs in Windy City.

  • Chicago's plan to bridge the skills gap Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 6:52 AM ET
    Chicago's plan to bridge the skills gap

    Education plays a huge role in the recovery of our economy, says Cheryl Hyman, City Colleges of Chicago chancellor, discussing Chicago's special education initiative, "The College to Careers Program," aimed at narrowing the skills gap. We found that 80% of the jobs in our region are focused on industries such as health care, IT, transportation, hospitality, culinary and manufacturing, says Hyman.

  • BP spill contained Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:12 PM ET
    BP spill contained

    BP says a malfunction at its Whiting refinery in Indiana let crude oil into Lake Michigan, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Uber, Lyft, Sidecar facing taxi pushback Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 7:47 PM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    Taxicab companies across the country are asking why the new rideshare drivers aren't required to play by the same rules.