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The Business Section of the Chicago Journal.
Oct
26
Cause of Montana Amtrak derailment still under investigation

Cause of Montana Amtrak derailment still under investigation

Killed in the accident were Margie and Don Vardahoe, a Georgia couple on a cross-country trip to mark their 50th wedding anniversary, and Zachariah Schneider, 28, a software developer from Illinois.
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Oct
26
McDonald's workers in 12 cities strike again to protest workplace harassment

McDonald's workers in 12 cities strike again to protest workplace harassment

This is the fifth time since 2018 that McDonald's workers have struck the company over what they say are inadequate efforts to stop sexual harassment in its stores. At least 50 workers have filed charges against McDonald's alleging verbal and physical harassment over the last five years.
3 min read
Oct
23
Morton Arboretum leaders plan search for next president

Morton Arboretum leaders plan search for next president

CEO Gerard Donnelly plans to retire in September 2022 after celebrating the arboretum's centennial anniversary. Donnelly has led the arboretum, which includes more than 1,700 tree-filled acres in Lisle, since 1990.
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Oct
19
Southwest Airlines changes course, won't put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave

Southwest Airlines changes course, won't put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave

The company backtracked from a previous position that employees who had not been vaccinated or received an exemption would be put on unpaid leave.
3 min read
Oct
14
Deere & Co. workers go on strike after rejecting contract

Deere & Co. workers go on strike after rejecting contract

The contracts under negotiation with the Moline, Illinois-based company cover 14 Deere plants, including seven in Iowa, four in Illinois and one each in Kansas, Colorado, and Georgia.
3 min read
Oct
12
US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated

US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated

No testing will be required to enter the U.S. by land or sea, provided the travelers meet the vaccination requirement, according to the CDC. The U.S. will accept travelers who have been fully vaccinated with any of the vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization.
3 min read
Oct
11
Southwest cancels hundreds more flights, denies vaccine mandate protest

Southwest cancels hundreds more flights, denies vaccine mandate protest

The widespread disruptions began shortly after the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, representing 9,000 pilots, asked a federal court on Friday to block the airline's order that all employees get vaccinated.
4 min read
Oct
11
John Deere workers reject contract offer from tractor maker

John Deere workers reject contract offer from tractor maker

Negotiators will return to the bargaining table Monday to try and work out a new deal to cover more than 10,000 workers at 14 plants across the United States. The union set a strike deadline of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.
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Oct
01
Merck says experimental pill cuts worst effects of COVID-19

Merck says experimental pill cuts worst effects of COVID-19

Early results showed patients who received the drug, called Molnupiravir, within five days of COVID-19 symptoms had about half the rate of hospitalization and death as patients who received a placebo.
3 min read
Sep
30
Frank Thomas heads group that buys Field of Dreams site

Frank Thomas heads group that buys Field of Dreams site

The company said Thursday that This is Heaven LLC, a company of the 53-year-old Thomas and Chicago real estate developer Rick Heidner, bought the interests in Go the Distance Baseball owned by the Denise M. Stillman Trust.
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Sep
17
Boeing to build Navy aircraft at MidAmerica, invest $200M

Boeing to build Navy aircraft at MidAmerica, invest $200M

Construction on the MidAmerica facility in Mascoutah, Illinois is scheduled to start later this year and be completed in early 2024. Production would start by mid-2024.
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Sep
13
Nuclear plants saved in energy plan set to go to Pritzker

Nuclear plants saved in energy plan set to go to Pritzker

The Clean Energy Jobs Act provides a $700 million subsidy to Exelon with the idea of saving jobs and the large amount of carbon-free energy the plants already produce.
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