June 26, 2014

Unemployment Down From Last Year In All IL Metro Areas

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment was down from a year ago in all of Illinois' 12 metro areas in May. It was the second straight month of across-the-board, year-over-year declines. 


Packages of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese fill the shelves of a store Monday, May 4, 2009, in Chicago Ridge, Ill.
(M. Spencer Green/AP)
June 19, 2014

Kraft Foods Recalls 260 Cases Of Velveeta

Kraft is recalling Velveeta cheese from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states, mostly in the Midwest, because the cheese lacks the proper amount of preservatives.


Family members of victims of a faulty GM ignition switch lined the rear wall of a congressional hearing with their photos Wednesday.
(Cliff Owen/AP)
June 18, 2014

House Panel Grills GM CEO And Investigator Over Switch Recall

Questions about a potential cover-up and an unhealthy corporate culture dominated a congressional hearing today about General Motors' handling of a deadly safety flaw in ignition switches in millions of its cars.


House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other party leaders, meet with reporters following a GOP strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 31, 2012. From right to left are Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam, R-Ill., Rep. Kay Granger,
(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
June 18, 2014

House Republican Conference To Choose Cantor’s Successor

The contest for the No. 3 spot in the House GOP has turned into tea party conservatives' last, best shot at the congressional leadership after getting shut out of the top two jobs in the shakeup that followed Majority Leader Eric Cantor's surprise primary defeat. 


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South Dakota-based meat processor Beef Products Inc. shows a sample of its lean, finely textured beef in September 2012.
(AP)
June 18, 2014

‘Pink Slime’ Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?

A much-maligned beef product that was once frequently added to hamburger is making a comeback. Two years ago, beef processors cut back sharply on producing what they call "lean, finely textured beef" after the nasty nickname for it, "pink slime," caught on in the media. Now, higher beef prices are leading to increased demand for the product.


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