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  • Chicagoans choose healthy food over junk in vending-machines: study

    Chicagoans choose healthy food over junk in vending-machines: study
    Chicagoans feeding dollars into park vending machines are buying granola bars and dried fruit instead of mini donuts and cheesy potato chips — and they’re not complaining, according to a study by Northwestern University researchers released...
  • Medical Marijuana Testing Business Plans To Open In Hartford

    ROCKY HILL – A Denver-based company specializing in providing testing services for marijuana products plans to open a Connecticut laboratory in Hartford. CannLabs Inc. signed a lease Aug. 1 to open a facility, its first in state, in the 75,000-...
  • Only 60% of Chicago flights on-time in June, gov't says

    Only 60% of Chicago flights on-time in June, gov't says
    If you were flying out of a Chicago airport in June, your chances of leaving on time and getting to your destination on-time weren’t great, as Chicago airports and its largest airlines again posted poor on-time rates, according to a Department of...
  • Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd

    Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd
    A seeming parade of U.S. companies has been marching across the Atlantic, reincorporating in Europe to take advantage of substantial corporate tax breaks. Despite a growing drumbeat of criticism from activists and politicians, threats from U.S....
  • Anheuser-Busch targets Latinos with new Mexican beer import

    Anheuser-Busch is wedging its way back into the Mexican beer market. The beer giant is importing its first Mexican lager to select Southwestern states to target Latino consumers. First stop: Dodger Stadium. The beer giant, a division of Anheuser-Busch...
  • Comcast apologizes for customer service representative's behavior

    Comcast apologizes for customer service representative's behavior
    Comcast has issued an apology after audio of one of its customer service representatives bombarding a customer with repeated questions went viral on Tuesday, according to CNN. Tech journalist Ryan Block called Comcast to cancel his service, but the...
  • Kraft, Mondelez products make Nielsen 'Breakthrough Innovation' list

    Kraft, Mondelez products make Nielsen 'Breakthrough Innovation' list
    Nielsen is out with a list of 14 breakthrough innovation products, based on products introduced in 2012 that continued to do well in their second year in the market. “There is not a clear recipe for success,” said Rob Wengel, senior vice...
  • Mini Cooper Countryman wins small car crash tests, Nissan Leaf fails

    Mini Cooper Countryman wins small car crash tests, Nissan Leaf fails
    In crash tests of small cars, the little Mini Cooper Countryman turned in a big performance — it was the only vehicle in a group of 12 to win the top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The electric Nissan Leaf short-circuited...
  • Are Pet Med Choices A Federal Issue?

    Are Pet Med Choices A Federal Issue?
    As many a dog and cat owner can testify, medications for pets are not cheap. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and his counterpart in New York, Sen. Charles Schumer, want to do something about that by forcing veterinarians to loosen what the...
  • Walgreen CEO: Leaving U.S. wasn't in best interest of shareholders

    Walgreen CEO: Leaving U.S. wasn't in best interest of shareholders
    Walgreen has exercised its option to buy the remaining 55 percent of European pharmacy retailer and wholesaler Alliance Boots in a $15.26 billion deal that will keep its corporate tax headquarters in the United States. The company that will emerge...
  • Russia bans all U.S. food in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion

    Russia bans all U.S. food in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion
    Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The measures...