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Whole Foods shareholders approve $13.7 billion Amazon deal

Whole Foods shareholders approve $13.7 billion Amazon deal

Whole Foods shareholders will vote on whether to bless a union with Amazon that the organic grocery chain's CEO called "love at first sight."...
Sinclair Broadcast fires back at critics of $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media

Sinclair Broadcast fires back at critics of $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media

Sinclair Broadcast responds to critics of its $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media...
Truss, a chatbot-powered commercial real estate platform, lands $7.7M

Truss, a chatbot-powered commercial real estate platform, lands $7.7M

Chicago-based Truss, an AI-powered platform that simplifies the process of finding and leasing small- to medium-sized office space, announced Wednesday that it has raised $7.7...
Keyo lets you pay for food, drink and goods with a wave of the hand

Keyo lets you pay for food, drink and goods with a wave of the hand

Your hand is all you'll need to make purchases using technology from Keyo, a biometrics payment company....
Why everyone wants to work at Google (and you should too)

Why everyone wants to work at Google (and you should too)

Google isn't just a tech company anymore, it's an aspirational lifestyle. Once employees secure a coveted spot, they're almost cult-like in their reverence for...
New NBC 5 anchor Patrick Fazio buys $930,000 Wilmette home

New NBC 5 anchor Patrick Fazio buys $930,000 Wilmette home

New WMAQ-Ch. 5 news anchor Patrick Fazio and his wife paid $930,000 for a four-bedroom, 4,125-square-foot vintage house in Wilmette....
Pre-tax vs. after-tax IRA withdrawals

Pre-tax vs. after-tax IRA withdrawals

You have to differentiate your contributions when you take them out of an IRA....
The inheritance tax and where you live

The inheritance tax and where you live

The relationship between the person who dies and the beneficiary is what matters....
Hand in Paw scores $500,000 donation to secure naming rights of new HQ

Hand in Paw scores $500,000 donation to secure naming rights of new HQ

Hand in Paw has raised $1.4 million toward its $2 million goal in its current capital campaign....
West Shoreway $100M re-do brings benefits, but falls short of original vision (photos)

West Shoreway $100M re-do brings benefits, but falls short of original vision (photos)

A dozen years and $100 million later, it's hard to see the Ohio Department of Transportation's re-do of the Shoreway, scheduled for completion next year, as more than a faint echo...
Jar Goods enters pasta sauce market with help from Chobani (photos, video)

Jar Goods enters pasta sauce market with help from Chobani (photos, video)

Melissa Vitelli, who grew up in Northeast Ohio, created a pasta sauce company called Jar Goods with her husband's New Jersey family and help from Chobani. You can now buy the sauce...
Wow-A-Chihuahua, other spice blends by Newbury entrepreneur dig into the market (photos)

Wow-A-Chihuahua, other spice blends by Newbury entrepreneur dig into the market (photos)

Sally Koepke of Mom's Gourmet spice blends can be found a plenty of area supermarkets, including Dave's....
A family starter home in Fishtown for $359,900

A family starter home in Fishtown for $359,900

Because the three-bedroom, 1,283-square-foot home was new when the Everlys purchased it, their renovations have focused on luxury upgrades and aesthetics....
Vanguard Group is America's new landlord

Vanguard Group is America's new landlord

The company's mutual funds and exchange-traded funds are now the leading owners of real estate investment trusts (REITs), the tax-protected investor funds that own many of the...
Amazon’s booming South Lake Union still awaiting its dinner crowd

Amazon’s booming South Lake Union still awaiting its dinner crowd

Some hopeful restaurateurs may have jumped the gun in South Lake Union, where recent closures show a healthy lunchtime and happy-hour bustle from Amazon’s workforce has yet to...
'No thanks, Alexa.' Walmart teams with Google to offer voice shopping

'No thanks, Alexa.' Walmart teams with Google to offer voice shopping

Starting next month, shoppers will be able to order Walmart items from Google Express in a challenge to Amazon....
Death of myRA

Death of myRA

MoneyTips When it comes to saving for retirement, low-income families can have difficulty finding a suitable program that meets their needs - but it's especially important...
Dutch activists in legal battle to urge action on pollution

Dutch activists in legal battle to urge action on pollution

Environmentalists have gone to court to demand that the Dutch government take urgent action to improve air quality, arguing that authorities have not done enough to meet European...
Lowe's not catching the same tail wind Home Depot is riding

Lowe's not catching the same tail wind Home Depot is riding

Lowe's 2Q profit leaves investors wanting and its outlook for the year sent some of them scurrying for the exits....
Boston robots grab $18M investment

Boston robots grab $18M investment

Rethink Robotics has raised $18 million in new investment to improve its collaborative industrial robots and expand to more countries, according to the company and an SEC filing....
JetBlue connects with Syracuse

JetBlue connects with Syracuse

JetBlue Airways Corp. will launch its fourth route from Boston to New York state in January with the addition of nonstop flights to Syracuse.The New York-based low-cost carrier...
Harley-Davidson cruises into 2018 with new models

Harley-Davidson cruises into 2018 with new models

Harley-Davidson is betting big on cruisers, and creating a new line of 2018 Softail motorcycles....
Amazon is getting some competition: Wal-Mart and Google venture into voice-activated shopping

Amazon is getting some competition: Wal-Mart and Google venture into voice-activated shopping

Wal-Mart is working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items for voice-activated shopping through Google Assistant....
Depressed but can't see a therapist? This chatbot could help

Depressed but can't see a therapist? This chatbot could help

Could a chatbot help those who can't access traditional mental healthcare?...
Millennials are spending big on trendy places to sweat

Millennials are spending big on trendy places to sweat

Another reason millennials won't be able to buy houses: they're abandoning old-school, $30-a-month gyms for high-cost, trendy boutique studios....
A new study shows how Exxon Mobil downplayed climate change when it knew the problem was real

A new study shows how Exxon Mobil downplayed climate change when it knew the problem was real

A new study shows how Exxon Mobil tried to manipulate public opinion away from climate change policies...
Wealthsimple launches investment portfolio for observant Muslims

Wealthsimple launches investment portfolio for observant Muslims

Robo-adviser Wealthsimple has launched a new investment portfolio for observant Muslims, a move the company says builds off its success targeting smaller, underserviced groups of...
Asian markets rise after Wall Street's sharp gains

Asian markets rise after Wall Street's sharp gains

Most Asian markets staged modest gains on Wednesday after overnight gains on Wall Street as geopolitical risks and turmoil at the White House that have dented investor sentiment in...
B.C. seeks intervener status in court cases against Trans Mountain pipeline

B.C. seeks intervener status in court cases against Trans Mountain pipeline

The British Columbia government has applied for intervener status in court challenges against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion....
House fire that killed woman and baby was deliberately set, police say

House fire that killed woman and baby was deliberately set, police say

Police say a house fire that killed a five-month old baby and left his 29-year-old mother clinging to life in an Edmonton hospital was deliberately set....
Theresa May signals major U-turn on pledge to end power of EU judges after Brexit

Theresa May signals major U-turn on pledge to end power of EU judges after Brexit

The UK government has confirmed judges in the ECJ could have sway over the UK after Brexit, in a paper published on Wednesday....
Lowe's misses earnings and slashes its profit margin forecast

Lowe's misses earnings and slashes its profit margin forecast

The company expects operating margin to rise 80 to 100 basis points in the year ending Feb. 2, down from an earlier forecast for a 120-basis-point increase....
UBS: Britain's economy is 'headed only in one direction — south'

UBS: Britain's economy is 'headed only in one direction — south'

'The trend suggests GDP growth close to zero in the near future,' said UBS economists in a research note....
Ad giant WPP: We think Amazon has earned $2.5 billion from digital advertising

Ad giant WPP: We think Amazon has earned $2.5 billion from digital advertising

WPP's CEO Sir Martin Sorrell once said Amazon kept him up at night....
Herbalife has a plan that could 'squeeze' hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman

Herbalife has a plan that could 'squeeze' hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman

Bill Ackman's short position in Herbalife may be squeezed after the company executes a $600 million Dutch auction....
Mike Ashley made a £4 million paper profit from his bet on Game Digital

Mike Ashley made a £4 million paper profit from his bet on Game Digital

Sports Direct spent £10 million buying a 25% stake in Game Digital last month. Shares have jumped as much as 30% on the back of a trading update....
'Life-changing consequences:' HMRC warns on risks of hiding wealth offshore in new crackdown

'Life-changing consequences:' HMRC warns on risks of hiding wealth offshore in new crackdown

Letters penned by HMRC are being sent out by financial institutions, warning of the upped risks of evading tax in a new crackdown....
'A red flag': Business confidence in the UK economy is dropping as Brexit approaches

'A red flag': Business confidence in the UK economy is dropping as Brexit approaches

"This drop in employer confidence should raise a red flag," REC chief executive Green said....
A major supermarket baker is facing closure – risking 250 jobs

A major supermarket baker is facing closure – risking 250 jobs

Finsbury Food Group said Grain D'Or, which generated £28.5 million last year, "has been historically loss-making," in a statement on Wednesday....
A Florida Uber driver is suing the company for the right to carry his gun while on duty.

A Florida Uber driver is suing the company for the right to carry his gun while on duty.

Jose Mejia, who has a concealed-carry license, says the tech giant's no-weapons rule conflicts with Florida law....