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(AP) — Durata Therapeutics Inc. said Friday it expects to raise about $46.3 million through a new stock offering.
(AP) — The management of Dutch coffee maker D.E. Master Blenders 1753 N.V. says it has agreed to a $9.8 billion buyout offer from a group led by private German investment company Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH.
(AP) — Airlines are struggling this year to get planes to the gate on time.
While the cost of coverage climbs, just 62 percent of non-elderly state residents had insurance through their jobs in 2011, down from 74 percent in 2000.
(AP) — The box was addressed to team chairman Tom Ricketts, who's negotiating with city officials and neighborhood business people about the $300 million renovation of the ballpark.
(AP) — The ailing personal computer market is getting weaker, and it's starting to look as if it will never fully recover as a new generation of mobile devices reshapes the way people use technology.
(AP) — The number of Americans seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply last week.
(AP) — Two pivotal senators announced a bipartisan deal today on expanding background checks to more gun buyers, an agreement that could build support for President Barack Obama's drive to curb firearms violence.
(AP) — The win was widely expected for the former state representative, who focused heavily on anti-gun efforts and was helped by ads from Michael Bloomberg's super PAC.
(AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at another record high, driven by a surge in materials companies.
(AP) — U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in nearly five years in February, but boosted hiring at a much slower pace. The figures suggest firms remain too cautious about the economy to quickly fill open jobs.
(AP) — Office Depot Inc. and OfficeMax Inc. said Tuesday they have formed a CEO search committee and received a request for more information from the Federal Trade Communication about their planned merger.
(AP) — The department store's chief executive Ron Johnson is leaving, and Mike Ullman has been named CEO.
(AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says he's confident same-sex marriage will become law in Illinois.
(AP) — The Chicago-based airline has Boeing's 787 back in the flight schedule, even though the plane is still grounded by government authorities.
(AP) — The carrier says the ranking doesn't reflect its experience over the past six months.
(AP) — The closings of control towers at 149 small airports, due to begin this weekend because of government-wide spending cuts, are being delayed until June 15, federal regulators announced Friday.
(AP) — The economy added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months.
(AP) — Most of the drugstore chain's 370 in-store Take Care Clinics now will diagnose, treat and monitor patients with some conditions typically handled by doctors.
The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia is preparing for a 9 percent budget cut.
The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster but still anemic rate at the end of last year. However, there is hope that growth accelerated in early 2013 despite higher taxes and cuts in government spending.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped by 16,000 last week, the second straight weekly increase. But the longer-term trend in layoffs remained consistent with an improved job market.
(AP) — In a case involving AbbVie, Supreme Court justices appeared troubled Monday over whether to stop deals between pharmaceutical firms and their generic rivals that the government says could keep cheaper forms of medicine from American consumers for longer periods of time.
In a case involving a unit of AbbVie, federal regulators argue big pharmaceutical firms should stop paying generic rivals to delay releasing cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.
(AP) — It isn't every day that more than half the Democrats in the Senate vote to repeal part of President Barack Obama's health care law.
(AP) — Boeing's comments about the smoldering batteries on its 787 have annoyed the National Transportation Safety Board.
(AP) — A state official says recent job growth appears to have given unemployed people who had given up job searches reason to head back out again.
(AP) — Sears Holdings Corp. signed a contract with Edward Lampert to keep him on as CEO of the company at a salary of $1 per year.
(AP) — A medical device industry analyst says Abbott Laboratories is unlikely to win approval anytime soon for its device used to repair heart valve problems, following a tepid endorsement by government experts.
(AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely changed last week, and the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. The decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market.
(AP) — OBI-1 is being studied as a possible treatment for people with acquired hemophilia A.
(AP) — The central bank said the U.S. economy has strengthened after pausing late last year, but still needs support.
(AP) — The Illinois Senate has approved on a second vote Senate President John Cullerton's proposal overhauling teacher pensions.
(AP) — The latest "Violence Reduction Initiative" raises concerns about whether the policy is sustainable for the financially struggling city and whether it could further strain officers working long hours at a stressful and dangerous job.
(AP) — J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has agreed to a deal that will return $546 million to former customers of trading firm MF Global Holdings Ltd., which collapsed in 2011 with $1.6 billion missing from its accounts.
(AP) — Fiscal second-quarter earnings were helped by contributions from European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots, a business sale gain and the chain's new contract with Express Scripts Holding Co.
(AP) — U.S. builders started more houses and apartments in February, while requesting permits for future construction at the fastest pace in 4½ years. The increases point to a housing recovery that is gaining strength.
(AP) — The drug store giant's supply agreement with AmerisourceBergen becomes a 10-year deal that gives Walgreen an ownership stake in the pharmaceutical wholesaler.
(AP) — The Ireland-based airline said it would buy 175 of the planemaker's 737-800s.
(AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says there's need for improvement after the private manager of the Illinois Lottery fell short of promised profits.
(AP) — Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. plans to buy back up to $150 million of its common stock, the company said Monday.
(AP) — A spike in gas prices drove a measure of U.S. consumer costs up in February by the most in more than three years. But outside the gain in fuel costs, inflation was mostly modest.
(AP) — Stock in Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. plummeted today after an analyst lowered his price target for the company, citing its weaker-than-expected first-quarter forecast.
(AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says the administration of his suburban Chicago high school has let down students and alumni by firing his brother, who was a longtime basketball coach.
(AP) — Six other metro areas also saw the jobless rate jump, according to a monthly state report.
(AP) — The agreement also calls for Health Care Service Corp. to open a new 100-employee call center in the state.
(AP) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he supports a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing over legislation calling for regulations on the practice.
(AP) — Americans spent at the fastest pace in five months in February, boosting retail spending 1.1 percent compared with January.
(AP) — Mondelez International Inc., the maker of Oreo cookies and other snack brands, said Wednesday that its board authorized stock buybacks that could total $1.2 billion.
(AP) — One of Chicago's summer events highlights will lose two of its star attractions this year because of federal budget cuts.
(AP) — Mark Mihal was having good opening day on the links when he noticed an unusual depression on the fairway of the 14th hole at Annbriar Golf Club in southern Illinois.
(AP) — The agency has approved Boeing's plan to fix the fire-prone batteries on its 787 Dreamliner, but says more testing is still needed.
(AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's latest plan to pay off the state's monstrous bill backlog is targeting income tax incentives that benefit Illinois corporations.
(AP) — The party's central committee backed off efforts to fire Chairman Pat Brady, who supports gay marriage, amid concerns the move could damage GOP appeal to more moderate voters.
(AP) — Shares climbed more than 11 percent Friday as an analyst upgraded the truck and engine maker and nearly doubled its price target on the progress the business is making on turnaround plans.
(AP) — A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and cut the jobless rate to 7.7 percent. The gains suggest the economy can strengthen further despite higher taxes and government spending cuts.
(AP) — The truck and engine maker, in the midst of a turnaround, on Thursday promoted President and Chief Operating Officer Troy Clarke, left, to CEO.
(AP) — Illinois' unemployment rate rose to 9 percent in January, the state said today.
(AP) — The European Union has fined Microsoft €561 million ($733 million) for breaking a pledge to offer personal computer users a choice of Internet browsers when they install the company's flagship Windows operating system.
(AP) — The Chicago-based aerospace and defense giant and more than 100 other companies rose to annual, multiyear or all-time highs Tuesday.