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Kris Kridel

Is the Merchandise Mart about to get a major new tenant? Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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A new book has the scoop on why Groupon leaders turned down $6 billion from Google. We speak with the author.

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Kris Kridel

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon gets a light grilling by the Senate after one of the bank's so-called hedging strategies loses $3 billion. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and other top business headlines.

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The Federal Reserve says American wealth fell nearly 40 percent between 2007 and 2010.

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A Super Bowl at Soldier Field? Might not be so far fetched. Hear what the NFL's commissioner has to say about it.

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Chicago home prices fall for the seventh straight month. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel discuss what needs to happen for the market to stabilize.

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Kris Kridel

Lawsuits fly over Facebook’s bungled IPO that left small investors shortchanged. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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As life in Chicago gets back to normal, some downtown businesses are calculating financial losses from the NATO summit. We tell you what they're saying.

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Kris Kridel

JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon is under fire from all sides as a disastrous hedging strategy costs the bank at least $2 billion and wipes more than $17 billion off the bank's value. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines. 

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The city may be saying that it's business as usual during the NATO summit -- but that's not what some downtown businesses are expecting. Find out why the gathering of world leaders is already causing a revenue drop in the Loop.

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Kris Kridel

Is an upbeat letter from Groupon's CEO enough to ease investor fears and boost the stock? Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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The Secret Service's plan will close down Museum Campus, and parts of Lake Shore Drive, during the NATO summit.

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All three museums on Museum Campus will be closed Sunday May 20 during the NATO summit, according to staff members at the museums. 

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Kris Kridel

Caterpillar workers strike in Joliet as a new survey of CEOs rates the Illinois business climate the third worst in the country. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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Image credit: Rebuilding Exchange via Flickr

A Chicago warehouse gives second chances to construction waste, as well as ex-offenders needing a new path in life. We visit the Rebuilding Exchange.

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Local restaurateurs and economists raise doubts over the city's recent claims that the upcoming NATO summit will bring the city more than $128 million in revenue.