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(AP) — The release of minutes of the Fed's recent meeting reversed a market surge earlier in the day on hopes that the Fed was a long way from stopping its stimulus efforts.
(AP) — Senators voted 44-11 Tuesday to override Gov. Quinn's veto earlier this month. Quinn claimed the bill undermined oversight and would force automatic rate hikes.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk also plans to introduce Penny Pritzker at her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday.
Cost of roses from Ecuador soon will jump, undercutting O'Hare's new processing center for imported flowers.
At least five TV shows are planning to shoot in Chicago, on top of three big-budget sci-fi flicks in production this summer.
A little-known proposal to impose sales tax on delivery charges — which pitted retailers against the rest of the Illinois business community — ran into opposition from lawmakers today, putting the rule on hold for now.
(AP) — With a growing list of congressional panels saying they will investigate reports that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups, President Obama said people are properly concerned.
(AP) — The legislation would impose tougher punishment on anyone convicted of using social media to plan or incite a mob attack.
Illinois got a low interest rate on bonds backed by sales taxes, avoiding investor concerns about its pension obligations.
(AP) — A Senate committee approved a union-backed approach for dealing with Illinois' pension crisis Wednesday, saying it gives the state its best chance at surviving an inevitable court challenge and getting out of its nearly $100 billion mess.
The main fund now has only 53.5 percent of the money needed for future benefits, down from 57.5 percent a year ago.
(Reuters) — Closure of the U.S. Export-Import Bank would have very serious consequences for planemaker Boeing Co. and hand a competitive advantage to its rival Airbus, a senior executive at Boeing's financing arm said.
(AP) — Illinois is paying overdue bills.
Chicago will have the first airport in the nation with touch-screen kiosks to process arriving passengers through customs much more quickly.
(AP) — He told the Associated Press that his wife has been battling "very serious" cancer for two years and he wants to focus on her and their four children.
A new state program to fund college scholarships for undocumented immigrants is taking longer to do more with less.
The Chicago businesswoman likely will face a grilling but little opposition to become secretary of commerce.
The president chose an old friend with business executive experience for a top post on his economic team.
About 80,000 Illinoisans will soon see a 16.8 percent reduction in long-term unemployment benefits due to federal budget cuts.
They're inherently flawed and don't predict economic growth, according to a new examination of such ratings.