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Unions fight for marijuana foothold as Illinois weed sales soar. ‘We just need workers to actually be involved in the prosperity.’

Seeking higher pay, career advancement and better protection from the COVID-19 pandemic, cannabis workers from Chicago to Springfield have begun to unionize, planting a seed that could reshape the fast-growing mariju.....»»

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Stimulus check updates: Senate approves COVID-19 relief bill on 50-49 party-line vote

The Senate worked through the night and past sunrise Saturday on Democrats’ showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.The Senate worked through the night and past sunrise Saturday on Democrats’ showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill......»»

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Unions fight for foothold as Illinois marijuana sales soar. ‘We just need workers to actually be involved in the prosperity.’

Seeking higher pay, career advancement and better protection from the COVID-19 pandemic, cannabis workers from Chicago to Springfield have begun to unionize, planting a seed that could reshape the fast-growing mariju.....»»

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US, Europe agree to suspend tariffs in Airbus-Boeing dispute for 4 months

Tariffs on aircraft and products such as French wine, German cookies and U.S. spirits have been suspended for four months.Tariffs on aircraft and products such as French wine, German cookies and U.S. spirits have been suspended for four months......»»

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Unemployment falls to 6.2%, US adds 379,000 jobs and economic optimism grows

U.S. employers added a robust 379,000 jobs in February, a sign that the economy is strengt.....»»

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As Illinois weed sales boom, cannabis industry faces growing movement to unionize

Seeking higher pay, career advancement and better protection from the COVID-19 pandemic, cannabis workers from Chicago to Springfield have begun to unionize, planting a seed that could reshape the fast-growing mariju.....»»

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Tribune Publishing, which plans to be taken private, posts small income in 4th quarter

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Unemployment rate falls to 6.2% as US adds 379,000 jobs

U.S. employers added a robust 379,000 jobs in February, a sign that the economy is strengt.....»»

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Will the world ever really get over COVID-19? What we learned from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Chicago talk.

Here are five takeaways from Fauci’s remarks at a virtual event hosted by the University of Chicago.Here are five takeaways from Fauci’s remarks at a virtual event hosted by the University of Chicago......»»

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Mercy Hospital deal could keep South Side safety-net facility open

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center might be allowed to remain open, thanks to a deal in the works in which a Chicago organization.....»»

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US jobless claims rise to 745,000, up 9,000 from last week, as layoffs remain high

On Friday, though, economists have forecast that the government will report a strong j.....»»

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About 40,000 people just lost unemployment benefits in Illinois. Here’s why, and who will lose them next.

Roughly 40,000 self-employed workers in Illinois have lost acc.....»»

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Discover to bring nearly 1,000 jobs to South Side as it opens call center in former Chatham Target store

Discover Financial Services plans to open a call center in a former Target store in the Chatham neighborhood. "You need to place jobs where Black people are," said Nedra Sims Fears, executive director of the Greate.....»»

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Can AMC Theatres CEO Adam Aron ensure a future for the world’s largest movie theater chain?

AMC Theaters CEO Adam Aron reflects on how the pandemic decimated moviegoing, his efforts to raise $1.8 billion to stave off.....»»

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US mortgage rates steady to higher with 30-year loan at 3.02%

While economists expect modest increases in home-loan rates this year, they likely will remain low while the F.....»»

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US puts tariffs on Scotch whisky, cashmere, Stilton cheese on hold in bid to resolve Boeing-Airbus fight

The U.S. agreed Thursday to suspend millions of dollars’ worth of tariffs on U.K. exports including Scotch whisky as part of an effort to resolve a long-running trans-Atlantic trade dispute .....»»

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Gas prices have been rising but OPEC keeps oil production cuts

The price of crude oil influences U.S. gasoline prices, already rising after February’s winter storms took 26 refineries offline. OPEC and allied countries are leaving most of their ex.....»»

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Illinois marijuana sales reach $232 million through February, putting 2021 on pace to shatter last year’s $1B mark

Illinois weed sales reached nearly $232 million through the fi.....»»

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Future of gas prices may be riding on today’s OPEC meeting

The price of crude oil influences U.S. gasoline prices, which are already rising after February’s winter storms took 26 refineries offline. OPEC could decide to increase production at today's meeting, which would ease pressure.....»»

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Amazon opens Amazon Fresh supermarket in London as it takes cashier-free shopping overseas

Amazon has opened a cashier-free Amazon Fresh supermarket London, its first bricks-and-mortar expansion of contactless shopping outsid.....»»

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