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We have some fun on a bun in commercial bakeries that make the bread for two iconic Chicago foods.

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The news site DNAinfo Chicago shut down three months ago. Now, former staffers are coming back with a new business model and a new name, but with the same focus on hyperlocal news.

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Illinois’ state employee pension plan, one of the largest in the nation, has retired from hedge funds. Find out why.

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The Trump administration is playing down the historic stock market downturn. We discuss the seesawing financial markets and what they may foretell.

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From “Empire” to “Electric Dreams,” Chicago is fast becoming a major television and film production hub. We speak with the director of the Illinois Film Office.

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 Hog confinement facilities, like this one in the Canadian province of Manitoba, often use gestation crates that prevent pigs from being able to turn around. (Mercy For Animals Canada / Flickr)

The grocery store chain says it is evaluating its supply chain “to see where additional change is needed” in response to public concerns over pork suppliers who confine pigs to tight metal crates.

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Chicago may be on Amazon’s top 20 list, but what will it take to win it all – and at what cost?

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New Year’s resolutions may already be broken, but there’s still time to make smart financial moves in 2018. We get money tips from Sean Sebold of Sebold Capital Management.

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The group Crate Free Illinois is calling on Trader Joe’s to stop purchasing pork from suppliers that use gestation crates, tight metal stalls that keep pigs in one position for the majority of their lives.

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Chicago has made it to the second round of cities for Amazon’s HQ2. The question now: What will it take for the city to make it to the final four?

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International speaker Taylor Gerring explains how Bitcoin’s blockchain technology could revolutionize multiple industries.

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Roughly 20 percent of the produce grown in this country is never eaten, and a lot of it never even makes it off the farm because it doesn’t look right. Now, Chicagoans can buy that perfectly good (but unattractive) produce. 

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State regulators are set to approve a pipe modernization project that could double your natural gas bill over the next 20 years.

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The Dow Jones crossing 25,000 is the latest milestone in a long-running bull market. What’s driving it, and when it could end.

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Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin may be all the rage, but is the so-called “blockchain” technology behind them the thing that could really change the world?

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The financial markets have skyrocketed over the past year. Can they keep climbing in 2018?