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The University of Chicago's startup accelerator and entrepreneurship center lands a multimillion-dollar gift to expand. Meet the alumni donor and the center's director.

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Crain’s Chicago Business managing editor Ann Dwyer reports on United Airlines' efforts to quell 12 months of turbulence. McDonald's switches the Egg McMuffin’s margarine to butter with its new nimble approach. And there’s a possible front-runner to buy the iconic Tribune Tower.  

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All eyes are on the North Branch industrial corridor, once home to Finkl Steel, which could become the springboard of Chicago's manufacturing future.

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The sharing economy is surfacing on Chicago’s lakes and rivers as boat rental app GetMyBoat joins the likes of Uber, Lyft and Airbnb.

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An Elgin company hopes robots will be the future of the fast-food industry. Will online beer sales be the next frontier for e-commerce? Crain’s Chicago Business managing editor Ann Dwyer brings us these stories and more.

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How will the Obama administration’s expansion of overtime affect businesses and employee wages? We look at the new rules. 

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Chicago sports teams are turning to their heroes of the past to boost the team brands, and a billionaire biotech pioneer wants to revive print newspapers, and he's putting his money on Tribune Publishing. Crain's Chicago Business has the story.

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Excitement on Wall Street as a possible interest rate hike approaches. Why some surprises in the U.S. economy have investors and analysts feeling good.

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Ninety percent of the world's opium originates in Afghanistan. In Chicago, three war veterans are hoping to give Afghan farmers a viable alternative to growing poppy for opium. Learn how their business, Rumi Spice, is connecting farmers to the international marketplace.

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City Planning and Development Commissioner David Reifman discusses two big redevelopment projects and the mayor's neighborhood investment initiative to help struggling neighborhoods on the South and West Sides.

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Will you be able to own a piece of the Tribune Tower? Crain's Chicago Business has the story.

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Meet two men who think gondolas and lights will give a significant boost to Chicago tourism.

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Next month, one of the Chicago area's oldest manufacturers will shut its doors after 145 years. Haeger Potteries, a fourth-generation family business, played a key role in helping the city rebuild after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Jay Shefsky takes us inside.

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A Whole Foods is under construction in Englewood at the corner of Halsted and 63rd Streets.

It's still months away from opening, but a new Whole Foods store in the beleaguered Englewood community has given residents and local entrepreneurs a lot to look forward to.

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Can aerial gondolas proposed for tours along the Chicago River lift tourism business in the city? Crain's managing editor Ann Dwyer joins us to discuss this story and more.

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Tougher regulations for financial advisers are aimed at protecting consumers planning for retirement. But could new rules make it harder to get investment advice?