A reality contest on AMC will chronicle a Libertyville woman and her business starting late this summer. Bee-line Communications, located in a Libertyville business park, is the only suburban marketing firm in the Chicago area chosen for the second season of “The Pitch.”
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Don’t expect to see Dunkin’ Donuts revive its famous “Time to make the doughnuts” ad campaign anytime soon. Paul Carbone, chief financial officer for Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., said Tuesday that the company gets asked all the time when it’s going to bring back the ad starring the perpetually tired baker who gets up early every morning to make doughnuts. “He’s not coming back,” Carbone said.
LONG GROVE — The Long Grove Confectionery Co. was days away from closing when its founders, John and Heidi Mangel, negotiated its sale last week to Arway Confections, Inc. of Chicago.
U.S. retail sales of video games, hardware and accessories declined 25 percent in May as demand for aging game consoles continued to fade and fewer new games launched compared with last year, according to market researcher NPD Group.
Starbucks wants coffee fans to think of it as a spot to grab lunch or late afternoon bite — not just a place to get a cup of morning joe. The Seattle-based coffee chain is looking to increase its sales in the U.S. by making its food a bigger attraction, particularly in the slower afternoon and evening hours.
Boeing Co. won major orders from five customers for a stretched-out version of its popular 787 Dreamliner jet at the Paris Air Show Tuesday, further evidence of a strengthening market for more expensive long-haul jets.
There’s good news for most companies that provide health benefits for their employees: America’s slowdown in medical costs may be turning into a trend, rather than a mere pause.
A new survey finds more small-business owners believe the economy has improved. Small-business owners are also upbeat about their own companies.
U.S. safety regulators said Tuesday that they are investigating problems with air bag sensors in the seats of some small Suzuki SUVs. The probe covers 205,000 vehicles including Grand Vitaras from the 2006 through 2011 model years and SX4s from 2007 through 2011.
Starbucks has a new way to wake up its customers: showing the calories in its drinks. The Seattle-based coffee chain says it will start posting calorie counts on menu boards nationwide next week, ahead of a federal regulation that would require it to do so.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved higher Tuesday, helped by news of a pickup in home building and low inflation. But the Federal Reserve loomed large, with investors trying to guess what the central bank will say Wednesday about how long it plans to keep stimulus programs in place.
Microsoft’s Office software package is coming to the iPhone for the first time Friday, offering people the ability to read and edit their text documents, spreadsheets and slide presentations at the doctor’s office or at a soccer game.
U.S. builders began construction on 6.8 percent more single-family homes and apartments in May, encouraged by more buyers and a scarcity of houses for sale.
U.S. consumer prices rose slightly in May as higher energy costs were partly offset by cheaper food. The small increase of 0.1 percent underscores that inflation is mild.
A north suburban-based technology retailer which was taken private in 2007 announced Friday, June 14, a return to the public market, with an IPO that could bring in more than $700 million.
For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose unabashed dreams of building a cannabis empire might attract unwanted attention from the federal government or a backlash that could slow the marijuana reform movement across the country.