HOFFMAN ESTATES - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores said it is revamping stores and making expanded appliance departments the star of the show.
DEERFIELD -- Baxter International Inc., the maker of hemophilia
treatments that’s splitting into two companies, reported first-quarter
profit that topped analysts’ Estimates.
Gov. Bruce Rauner's controversial effort
to convince local governments to back his reform agenda is getting only a
so-so response in the suburbs as union supporters flood meeting rooms
to oppose the plan they say will limit workers' rights.
PEORIA -- Caterpillar Inc.,
the largest construction equipment maker, raised its full-year earnings
forecast after North American sales improved and its energy and
transportation business sold a greater volume of machinery.
CHICAGO — Two influential hospital organizations in Illinois are planning to merge into one entity by the end of the year.
OAK BROOK -- McDonald's
first-quarter profit fell, partly because of sliding sales, costs to
close underperforming restaurants and a stronger dollar.
RIVERWOODS - Discover Financial Services said Tuesday that its profit
fell 7 percent in the first three months of the year, as the credit
card issuer and lender increased its reserves against potential loan
losses and booked higher expenses.
SPRINGFIELD - A study ordered by consumer groups finds a plan to
financially reward Exelon Corp. for producing carbon-free nuclear energy
would cost $1.6 billion over five years and strain financially strapped
business and municipal government budgets.
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