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Want funding? Think sustainability

-- The business case for environmental sustainability is accelerating. Aside from appealing to environmentally conscious customers, going green can prepare a company for investment capital...

Jane Adams Hull House receives funding for microentrepreneurs

The Jane Adams Hull House Association in Chicago is one of 100 nonprofits throughout the United States to receive a grant this year from the...

Companies find ready market for IPOs

When Northbrook-based Nanosphere has needed capital, it has been able to find it, including on the open market. The company, which makes advanced molecular diagnostic...

Credit unions poised to expand lending

By Jiyoon Jane Yu Medill News Service -- After being turned down for a bank loan, Matthew and Kelly Lembke received funds from a credit union to purchase a...

Waukegan gaming company reports lower third-quarter sales, income

By Dave Cassilo Medill News Service -- Waukegan-based slot machine maker WMS Industries reported third-quarter net income of $24.2 million, or 41 cents per share, down...

Sittercity’s expansion plans get boost with new venture capital

With an eye on expansion, Chicago-based Sittercity has raised $22.6 million in venture capital, the Chicago Tribune reported. Two Chicago-based venture capital firms, Baird Venture...

As silver nears $50 an ounce, coin merchants report short supply

With silver prices soaring, some Chicago  merchants are struggling to keep coins and bars in stock. Photo by Jamie Coughlin. By Jamie Coughlin -- Medill News Service The economy's recovery...

Controversy over transaction fees spurs new legislation

By Ann Meyer When Lindsay Gaskins considered the costs of launching Marbles the Brain Store, credit card and debit card transaction fees weren't on her...

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My view: Bring in the $600 weekly checks

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