More than 212,000 fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits have been filed since March 1, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered General Motors to recall nearly 6 million pickup trucks over issues with an airbag inflator.
The U.S. Postal Service is preparing for more gifts to be mailed this year than usual as the COVID-19 pandemic forces many families to spend holidays apart.
There’s no question, we love our essential workers, including the delivery services companies that keep our goods coming to our doorsteps. And to keep things moving smoothly for the holidays, the folks at UPS are hiring!
Black Friday is a week away and while online retailers are already rolling out the deals, it's Chicago stores that really need a boost, hit hard by the pandemic. Brad Plothow from Womply talks about what to expect during this year’s holiday shopping period.
According to findings by The Century Foundation, a policy research institute, 12 million workers will be on one of two main CARES Act programs — Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) — when funding expires on Dec. 26.
The South Side Walmart, which was looted months ago and had to close down, will open Friday in hopes of attracting holiday shoppers.
2020 has changed the face of how we live our lives and one of the biggest impacts has been where we work. Michelle Reisdorf with Robert Half Mangement Resources talks about some of the top Chicago workplace trends and what they mean for the future.
A new survey finds the average person will spend one third less this holiday season than they did last year. U.S. News and World Report consumer finance analyst Beverly Harzog has the details.
Major retailer Walmart has returned to keeping track of how many people enter its stores as the U.S. faces a surging coronavirus caseload, the company confirmed to FOX Business.
The revolutionary new self-lacing Air Jordans also change color and feature flashing lights on the sides.
Parents everywhere are already snapping up those Black Friday specials, but now officials are warning them about the hidden dangers of some toys. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul talks more about his safe shopping guide.
The hazard is due to the lid’s magnet slider, which could eject hot contents and potentially cause burns, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Ring has recalled 350,000 video doorbell cameras because they could catch fire if installed incorrectly. It has received 23 reports of doorbells catching fire and eight reports of minor burns.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 709,000, the fourth straight drop and a sign that the job market is slowly healing.
By next year, debt collectors will be allowed to contact debtors via text messages, email and even through private social media messaging.
The trial program in October resulted in more than 110,000 inquiries.
Tanimura & Antle Inc. voluntarily recalled single head romaine lettuce that was shipped to nearly two dozen states over fears that the leafy greens may be contaminated with E. coli.
A spokesperson for Kroger, which operates more than 2,000 locations nationwide, said the grocery chain put limits on the essential items “to ensure all customers have access to what they need this holiday season.”
On Election Day, business goes on as usual for the most part. But some establishments are shuttering their doors so employees can cast their ballots.