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Business

News and opinion on local businesses and economics.
Credit Card Data Breach at Jewel-Osco Grocery Chain

Credit Card Data Breach at Jewel-Osco Grocery Chain

Company says all Jewel-Osco outlets in Illinois were affected.
North Side Jewel-Osco Stores Re-Open Wednesday With 'Do

North Side Jewel-Osco Stores Re-Open Wednesday With 'Do

Jewel-Osco updating six North Side stores with new salad and juice bars, expanded hot and cold food sections, and whole new look, company says.
End of An Era: Spin Abruptly Closes After 15 Years

End of An Era: Spin Abruptly Closes After 15 Years

News sources report that Boystown nightclub will reopen under new ownership during PRIDE weekend.
Expect Rents To Climb in North Side Neighborhoods

Expect Rents To Climb in North Side Neighborhoods

Want cheaper rent? Consider moving downtown, industry experts say.
'Mother of all Mariano's Stores' Opens In Ravenswood

'Mother of all Mariano's Stores' Opens In Ravenswood

Ravenswood location is the biggest Mariano's store yet in Chicago, Milwaukee Business Journal reports.
No Heir Apparent Prompts Big Man in Chicago Real Estate to Sell

No Heir Apparent Prompts Big Man in Chicago Real Estate to Sell

Downtown properties, including the building that houses Google, will go on the market soon.
After Alinea Baby Dust-Up, Readers Say Keep Kids at Home

After Alinea Baby Dust-Up, Readers Say Keep Kids at Home

Chef Grant Achatz Tweeted about a couple who brought their crying baby to the very pricey restaurant, wondering if kids should be allowed.
Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

How to make the best of a less than perfect job situation.

Uncle Sam Will Pay $3,000 To Give You The Flu

Healthy and under 50? Here's a way to make some quick money.
Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

How sharing finances brought one couple closer together.
How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

Follow these steps for lifetime job security.
Fancy Some 'Oyster Beer?' It's Coming Soon

Fancy Some 'Oyster Beer?' It's Coming Soon

Oyster Pail will feature beer brewed from oysters and oyster shells. Its set to open in March or April.
Say 'I Love You' With a Stuff-Your-Own Piñata

Say 'I Love You' With a Stuff-Your-Own Piñata

A North Side shop opened a Valentine's Day-themed piñata bar and is finding that people like giving a loving gift that you then bash open and destroy.
Want Some Waffle-Flavored Vapors? New E-Cigarette Store Has It

Want Some Waffle-Flavored Vapors? New E-Cigarette Store Has It

Vapor4Life opened a Lincoln Square store last week selling e-cigarettes in 160 flavors. Chicago recently voted to ban e-cigarettes in the same places that smoking is prohibited.
Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Tips for generating impenetrable Internet passwords.
One of Three Women Live At or Near Poverty, Shriver Report Finds

One of Three Women Live At or Near Poverty, Shriver Report Finds

Two-thirds of women consider themselves the family breadwinner.
Best Companies to Work for in 2014

Best Companies to Work for in 2014

Google grabs the top slot yet again on Fortune list.
How Bad Moves on Social Media Could Damage Your Credit Score

How Bad Moves on Social Media Could Damage Your Credit Score

Here's why you should think before you tweet. (Or Facebook. Or Instagram.)
W-2 Forms: Understanding Your Most Important Tax Document

W-2 Forms: Understanding Your Most Important Tax Document

This holds the key to a bigger tax refund.
2 New Google Default Settings to Watch Out For

2 New Google Default Settings to Watch Out For

A look at two of Google’s new — and controversial — service changes that recently went into effect.