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  • Strike Ends, Chicago's Schools Back in Session  Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 8:16 AM ET

    "Nothing in the Chicago School System is going to change after this," explains Jack Welch, Jack Welch Management Institute founder, weighing in on the likely outcome of the teachers' walkout.

  • Chicago Teachers Suspend Strike  Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    NBC's Rehema Ellis reports Chicago's teachers agreed to return to the classroom after more than a week protesting.

  • Chicago Strike Captures National Attention  Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 7:31 AM ET

    Kevin Tibbles, NBC News reports the latest details between Chicago's public school officials and the city's striking teachers.

  • Most Expensive College Football Tickets 2012 Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 4:55 PM ET
    This list of the top 10 college games of the fall 2012 season uses the average price of tickets on the resale market. “Resale market” means tickets for sale on major websites like StubHub, Ticket Network and eBay. The list is determined using numbers from , an event ticket price aggregator that draws its data from those secondary sellers. What makes each of these games so expensive? Each game has its own blend of reasons, such as team rivalries, the team’s recent performance, game location, team

    What makes tickets to some college football games so expensive? Chris Matcovich, director of data communications at TiqIQ, provides his insight into what the magic combination of factors might be.

  • Trump's Call on Unions: Rahm's Not All to Blame  Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 7:30 AM ET

    "Sometime you have to take a strike, and it can be a nasty strike, but the only way you get it settled is to have a strike," explains Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, sharing his thoughts on the standoff between Chicago's teachers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

  • No Sign of Deal in Teachers' Strike  Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 6:43 AM ET

    Kevin Tibbles, NBC News, reports negotiations are expected to continue in Chicago today as the strike heads into it second day.

  • Chicago's Teachers Strike  Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 7:53 PM ET

    Chicago's teachers hit the picket lines today, and classes are shut down after the city and its teachers union failed to reach a new contract agreement, with NBC's Jay Gray. Are government unions going to bankrupt America, with Phil Kerpen, American Commitment president, and Dan Montgomery, Illinois Federation of Teachers president.

  • Chicago Teachers Strike After Union Talks Fail  Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 8:31 AM ET

    NBC's Kevin Tibbles reports the latest details on a decision by Chicago teachers to strike after a confrontation between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and organized labor.

  • What the Wealthy Are Driving Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 4:02 PM ET
    Some wealthy people flaunt their status with shows of conspicuous consumption, while others prefer to stay low-key. These preferences extend to their major purchases, from the type of houses they buy, the type of clothes that they wear and type of cars that they drive. an automotive information website headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the  as determined by the I.R.S. These included some of the usual places that one might expect, such as Low

    TrueCar.com, an automotive information website, conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the most affluent zip codes. Check out what they found.

  • US Midwest Hit by Perfect Storm on Gas Prices Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
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    Retail gasoline prices in the U.S. Midwest were as much as 50 cents higher than in the rest of the country this week, and a number of contributing factors are to blame.

  • Where the Wall Street Companies Are Moving Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 11:48 AM ET
    On July 1,  published an  called “Financial Giants Are Moving Jobs Off Wall Street.” It detailed an emerging trend in which major Wall Street companies are taking swaths of on-site mid-level jobs and relocating them to less expensive locations in the U.S. This phenomenon is known as “near-shoring.”It’s easy to understand the rationale. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the financial crisis of 2008 and the Dodd–Frank Act of 2010 had a cumulative effect on many of these companies’ bottom li

    Which locations have Wall Street companies chosen for their mid-level operations? Read ahead to find out.

  • More Megaprojects Kicked to Private Investors Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | 11:24 AM ET
    Chicago skyline dusk

    "We absolutely have to look at other ways" to pay for infrastructure, one former state official said. "There's only so much bonding you can do."

  • City by City: America’s Most Expensive Homes Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 4:11 PM ET
    Price: $29.5 million           Bedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 11Square Footage: 10,511The neoclassical Georgian  Mount Vernon overlooking White Rock Lake was built in 1930 and first occupied by the oil magnate H.L. Hunt and his family. Luxury features of this 10-acre estate include a two-story guesthouse, a pool house, a four-lane bowling center, a 16-car collector’s garage, lighted tennis courts, swimming pool (one of Dallas’ first residential pools), putting greens and a gazebo. The house has nine marb

    Ranked in order from the least expensive to the most expensive mansion, here are the priciest homes in the 10 biggest cities in the U.S.

  • Chicago Mayor: I Create Conditions to Create Jobs  Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 5:53 PM ET

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D), shares perspective on the state of the U.S. economy, Chicago's "diverse economy" and President Obama¿s policies.

  • Fast Money Portfolio: Chicago Cubs Owner on Bonds  Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 5:50 PM ET

    Chicago Cubs owner and chairman of Incapital Tom Ricketts, shares his opinions on how investors can organize their portfolios in a low-rate economy.

  • '15 Minutes of Fame' Athletes Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 11:49 AM ET
    In 1968, pop artist Andy Warhol said: "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." Unlike most of his art, the saying found a foothold in pop culture, and to this day it’s commonly used to describe the here-today-gone-tomorrow status of many celebrities.Like reality show stars and pop singers, professional athletes are celebrities, too, and for every Michael Jordan who parlays his athletic stardom into successful business ventures, there are dozens of others who burst into the

    For every Michael Jordan, there are dozens who have just a brief moment in the sun. Read ahead to see athletes who faded away after their 15 minutes of fame.

  • Athlete Tech Investors Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 5:10 PM ET
    The career of a professional athlete on the field doesn’t last forever. The shrewd ones know that, and for those who want their money to work for them beyond age 40, having a solid plan B is of paramount importance. So they start thinking about ways to invest their money wisely to make it last a lifetime.Often, athletes will put their money back into sports. After hanging up his jersey, Michael Jordan invested his money in the Charlotte Bobcats basketball team, and although LeBron James is still

    By now, most people have gotten the memo that there’s money to be made in technology, including professional athletes. Check out the athletes who have chosen the tech sector as their next arena of competition.

  • Busiest U.S. Trade Hubs Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:03 PM ET

    U.S. exports are almost certain to hit a record high in 2012, remaining one of the anchors of the nation’s economic recovery. See the list of busiest land, water, and air trade hubs.

  • The Airports With the Best Restaurants Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 5:20 PM ET
    Eatery: One Flew SouthServes: Sushi, New AmericanPopular menu item: Pulled duck sandwichOne Flew South, located in Terminal E at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, is actually the #1 rated restaurant in Atlanta on TripAdvisor and is recommended by 100% of the reviewers. “Wow—airport food isn’t supposed to be this good,” reads the headline of one recent review, and  echo that sentiment. The wine selection also earns a lot of praise.

    TripAdvisor looked at the busiest U.S. airports and user-generated reviews to see which ones were rated the best by the general flying public.

  • Costly Off-Field Athlete Injuries Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    If you’re a professional athlete, injuries are almost guaranteed. Whether it’s a repetitive stress injury from tennis, a torn ACL from football or something more brutal like a hockey stick to the face, sports injuries are simply a part of life for the professional athlete.Those who spend their hours on the field may court blunt force trauma, but that doesn’t mean they can’t injure themselves off the field as well. During this year’s baseball spring training, New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamber

    If you’re a professional athlete, injuries are almost guaranteed. However, sometimes the off-field injuries are so bizarre they become noteworthy.