NORTH CHICAGO — Drugmaker Abbvie posted
better-than-expected adjusted results for the fourth quarter on Friday
due to double-digit growth of its blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug
CHICAGO — Unemployment rates continued to fall in all 12 of Illinois' metro areas in December. But
Thursday's monthly report from the Illinois Department of Employment
Security also showed the number of jobs grew in just half of them.
OAK BROOK -- McDonald's
said Thursday it continues to restructure the global giant, laying off
about 100 workers after it announced yesterday that its chief executive
will be replaced.
LIBERTYVILLE TOWNSHIP -- Abbott
Laboratories, the largest maker of heart stents and adult nutritional
beverages, said fourth- quarter profit beat analyst expectations on
strong sales in emerging markets and demand for generic medicines.
WASHINGTON -- Safety regulators seek to
fine Chicago-based United Airlines $1.3 million, claiming that the carrier violated
rules about shipping hazardous material often by inaccurately describing
the amount of the cargo.
CHICAGO — Demand for commercial jets airliners boosted
Boeing Co.'s fourth-quarter profit by 19 percent, topping Wall Street
expectations by a wide margin and offsetting weakness in the defense
GLEN ELLYN -- A group of government watchdogs filed a
lawsuit Tuesday against the College of DuPage's board of trustees that
alleges it violated the Open Meetings Act last week when it approved a
$762,000 buyout package for President Robert Breuder.
PEORIA — Caterpillar took a hit in the fourth
quarter from restructuring costs and the heavy machinery maker issued a
weak outlook for 2015, citing the tumbling price of commodities.
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