| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:19 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's Corp. says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes items priced at $5 could be launched nationally this year.
The world's biggest hamburger chain says it has been testing versions of its famous value menu...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The world’s biggest burger chain is branching into a new realm of finger food, rolling out chicken Mighty Wings nationally starting Sept. 9.
The lightly-breaded, bone-in drummettes and wingettes will come in three-, five- and 10-piece options, the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Most electric vehicles are best used as second cars, given their short range and long recharging times.
Now comes the Innova Dash -- a "third car" that lies somewhere between a golf cart and a passenger vehicle.
“It’s meant to be more of a...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:44 AM
In a boost that even Chief Executive Don Thompson described as “modest,” McDonald’s said its global same-store sales rose 0.7% in July.
The gauge, which measures sales at stores open at least 13 months, also showed a 1.6% surge in...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:47 AM
The rest of the year won’t be easy for McDonald’s Corp., according to the chief executive of the world’s largest burger chain.
Same-store sales at U.S. restaurants open more than a year were slightly negative in June, according to...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:08 PM
A Republican challenger to Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin emerged Monday as a political newcomer and suburban business executive with a military background announced he’ll seek the GOP nomination next year.
Doug Truax, managing partner and co-...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:40 AM
For the first time in months, a key sales figure at McDonald’s rose in May as the world’s largest burger chain tried to stay ahead of competitors by sprucing up its menu.
Same-store sales were up 2.6% last month, beating out Wall Street&...
| May 23, 2013
Forty percent fewer homes were available for sale in the nine-county Chicago area in April than a year ago, leading to higher sales prices. That, in turn, is prompting more homeowners to slap fresh paint on their walls and list their homes for sale....
| May 8, 2013
| 8:10 AM
McDonald’s had another rough month as sales at restaurants open more than a year slid in April, a month after the world’s largest burger company said the gauge dipped 1% during its first quarter.
This time, the Oak Brook, Ill., chain...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 8:11 PM
With a few more rain showers and even snow flurries predicted in the Chicago area Friday, rescue workers pulled stranded residents from their flood-damaged homes while Gov. Pat Quinn declared 38 counties state disaster areas.
Gov. Quinn’s office...
| Apr 18, 2013
Retired White Sox slugger Frank Thomas has listed two houses, one in Libertyville and the other outside Las Vegas, asking for a combined $4.45 million.
Thomas, 44, known as "The Big Hurt," played his final game in 2008 and retired in 2010. He now...