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Top News & Analysis Chicago


  • Citing pension worries, Fitch downgrades Chicago Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 7:09 AM ET

    Fitch cut Chicago's bond ratings on Monday, citing the city's sluggish economy and its inability to find a solution to its union pension obligations.

  • Today's big elections? The ones about minimum wage Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 2:42 PM ET
    A worker puts together an order of Chicken McNuggets at a McDonald's restaurant in Little Falls, N.J.

    Tuesday's elections include races for governor and mayor. But two special initiatives to raise the minimum wage may be the most watched by businesses.

  • Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan auctions home Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 2:55 PM ET
    Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan auctions home

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the Chicago estate that is set to go on the block Nov. 22.

  • SAC to shutter London office in downsizing move Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 2:45 PM ET
    Steven A. Cohen

    SAC Capital Advisors will shut down its London office by the end of the year as the hedge fund downsizes, according to a memo sent to staff on Tuesday.

  • Chicago Fed's Evans: December taper tough Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 10:41 AM ET
    Chicago Fed's Evans: December taper tough

    CNBC's Steve Liesman spoke to Chicago Fed president Charles Evans. Fiscal drama in Washington caught everybody's attention and makes it far more difficult for a December taper, he says.

  • Social Security raise to be among lowest in years Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 | 4:40 PM ET
    Social Security checks

    Millions of recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.

  • Political, popular obstacles block pension changes Sunday, 6 Oct 2013 | 3:36 PM ET
    A group opposed to the appointment of an Emergency Manager for Detroit, as well as to his plans for the city, protest a public meeting held by Kevyn Orr, Detroit's Emergency Manager.

    Detroit's bankruptcy is casting a shadow over a long list of cities across the US and giving mayors new urgency in the search for solutions.

  • A peak at luxury homes in Dallas & Chicago Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    A peak at luxury homes in Dallas & Chicago

    Robbie Briggs, CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty, and Jamie Connor of Conlon/Christie's International Real Estate, reveal luxury homes in Dallas and Chicago worth millions.

  • $600 million market mystery Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 4:14 PM ET
    $600 million market mystery

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details on the Chicago trades made milliseconds after the Fed's decision last week. Eric Schmidt, Google executive chairman, weighs in on high frequency trading.

  • Fed probes embargoed info access Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 12:40 PM ET
    Fed probes embargoed info access

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Fed officials are contacting news organizations to discuss advance release procedures.

  • Goldman trading glitch could cost over $100 million Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 8:26 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs experienced a trading glitch that caused a huge batch of erroneous trades Tuesday. Many may be canceled but the snafu could still cost Goldman upwards of $100 million.

  • Power Rundown: Volt jolt & Chicago blues Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 1:44 PM ET
    Power Rundown: Volt jolt & Chicago blues

    GM cuts the price of the Chevy Volt, Mark Zuckerberg went in public support of the immigration reform, and Chicago's pension crisis deepens; Marcus Lemonis discusses.

  • Battle of Detroit Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 4:45 PM ET
    Battle of Detroit

    A state judge has ruled Detroit's bankruptcy as unconstitutional because the state constitution protects employee pensions, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn. The Federal judge Steven Rhodes in the case is not waiting for that hearing and has set a hearing for Wednesday.

  • Battle of Detroit, Chicago next? Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 2:10 PM ET
    Battle of Detroit, Chicago next?

    A Federal judge approved the expedited hearing for Detroit's bankruptcy case, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn. Also, a look at the likelihood the same thing could happen in Chicago, with Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune.

  • Roth: Against a bailout for Detroit Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 7:44 PM ET
    Roth: Against a bailout for Detroit

    Carol Roth, the author of "The Entrepreneur Equation," discusses whether Detroit's bankruptcy is a warning sign for other cities; and Lanny Davis, author of "Crisis Tales"; Jennifer Stefano, Americans for Prosperity PA state director; and Mark Simone, WOR Radio talk show host, weigh in.

  • US gasoline prices down a penny over past 3 weeks Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 8:21 AM ET

    The latest Lundberg Survey finds the average pump price of regular is $3.59 a gallon, midgrade is $3.77 and premium $3.91.

  • Gov. Quinn: Why Illinois is top state for business Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 10:30 AM ET
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

    At the heart of Illinois is Chicago, the nation’s third-largest metro area and home to world-class institutions including the Chicago Symphony and the Art Institute of Chicago.

  • After Selloff, Emerging Markets Start to Look Good Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    The threat of less central bank stimulus and higher interest rates crushed emerging markets more than most recently. And some investors see deals.

  • Worst Airports for Connections Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 3:11 PM ET
    American Airlines passengers wait in line at O'Hare Airport, Chicago.

    Gah! Connecting flights can be maddening for travelers. Here are the 10 worst airports for connections.

  • Pooch trucks: We all bark for ice cream Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 9:11 AM ET
    Frosty Pooch offers tasty treats for your "best friend."

    Food trucks for dogs are rolling through a growing number of cities, selling canine versions of cookies, ice cream and other treats.