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November 17, 2016 View email in browser

Table service, touch-screen order kiosks coming to all U.S. McDonald’s

McDonald’s on Thursday announced a bold plan to roll out its “restaurant of the future” concept to Chicago and other big U.S. cities.

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O’Hare workers threaten to strike during busy Thanksgiving week

Workers at O’Hare International Airport are threatening to strike during the Thanksgiving travel week to draw attention to their push for a $15 hourly wage.

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U. of C., Northwestern both drop in Businessweek’s business school rankings

The University of Chicago and Northwestern University both got knocked down a few pegs in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2016 ranking of business schools.

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Anxiety and hope: What a Trump presidency could mean for agriculture

Some in the food industry believe President-elect Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade could hurt agriculture exports.

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What workplaces must do in the age of Trump

I JUST WORK HERE: People are scared: What workplaces must do in the age of Trump.

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Trump courted small business. Now entrepreneurs wait to see if he’s for real.

Small-business owners hope President-elect Donald Trump will become a faithful partner, yet they wouldn’t be very surprised if he jilted them.

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Mortgage rates surge after election, but homebuyers advised to be patient

As mortgage rates surge after the election of Donald Trump, homebuyers may feel compelled to snap up loans before rates go higher. But experts advise patience.

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Illinois unemployment rate creeps up to 5.6% in October

Illinois’ unemployment rate rose to 5.6 percent in October as employers added more than 2,200 jobs to payrolls, according to preliminary data out Thursday.

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