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  • 165 businesses cited in crackdown on unstamped cigarettes

     165 businesses cited in crackdown on unstamped cigarettes
    A crackdown on unstamped cigarette sales resulted in citations for 165 Chicago businesses over two months, the city Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection announced Thursday morning. The "Check the Stamps" campaign came in the wake of...
  • Norwegian chief defends plans to launch low-cost airline

    Norwegian chief defends plans to launch low-cost airline
    Norwegian Air Shuttle's plan to launch the biggest low-cost airline crossing the Atlantic took another hit last week when former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the federal government should withhold a permit for the carrier, pending further...
  • McDonnell trial: Jury instructions can affect the outcome

    In a way, what Judge James Spencer is going to ask jurors in the trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell to do will be to read the minds of the former governor and first lady of Virginia. And the way he asks them to figure out the McDonnells' intent when...
  • McDonnell trial: Former governor describes broken marriage, fun in a Ferrari

    McDonnell trial: Former governor describes broken marriage, fun in a Ferrari
    RICHMOND – Bob McDonnell took a jury to the low point of his marriage Thursday, then turned to the long trend of generosity that landed him and his wife in federal court. His second day of testimony was intensely personal, part rationlization,...
  • Ackman attack on Herbalife fizzles, shares rise

    Ackman attack on Herbalife fizzles, shares rise
    Longtime Herbalife Ltd. critic Bill Ackman leveled new allegations against the company, saying training programs for its prospective sales people are misleading and violate labor laws. But investors seemed unimpressed, driving shares of the Los...
  • Tucked away in Hanover, four restaurants circle the globe

    Paul Nguyen's parents escaped from Vietnam in 1978 because they wanted to go to "the land of opportunity." "We had nothing," said Nguyen, co-owner of Phubs Vietnamese Pho and Subs in Hanover. "(My father) came as a dishwasher, making two something an...
  • Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans

    Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans
    Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday. The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...
  • SBA chief Maria Contreras-Sweet on micro-lending and the minimum wage

    SBA chief Maria Contreras-Sweet on micro-lending and the minimum wage
    Maria Contreras-Sweet, who assumed the reins as head of the U.S. Small Business Administration five months ago, stopped in downtown Los Angeles this week during a West Coast tour to discuss micro-lending, immigrant entrepreneurship and access to capital....
  • Residents, businesses brace for CTA California Blue Line station closure

    Residents, businesses brace for CTA California Blue Line station closure
    Erik Gonzalez typically drives from his Northwest Side home to the CTA California Blue Line station on weekdays to park on the street and ride the Blue Line to the University of Illinois at Chicago for class. But starting Thursday, Gonzalez, who lives...
  • Credit unions awash with new money

    Credit unions awash with new money
    Local credit unions are roaring ahead in attracting more assets and loans, according to new data released by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions. The 12 Broward-based credit unions attracted as much new money in savings, checking accounts and other...
  • Americans say big business better at creating jobs abroad than in U.S.

    Americans say big business better at creating jobs abroad than in U.S.
    Americans have a dim view of big business, saying in a new poll that large U.S. corporations are much better at creating good jobs in foreign countries than at home. Results of a Gallup survey released Tuesday showed respondents have more confidence...