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  • Ace Hardware wants to keep employees' state taxes

    Ace Hardware wants to keep employees' state taxes
    Two years after Ace Hardware received a 10-year tax incentive package to keep its headquarters in Oak Brook, the company is back asking for a special tax break. The 4,700-store cooperative is seeking legal authority to collect the $12.7 million it was...
  • OfficeMax makes right after award mix-up

    OfficeMax makes right after award mix-up
    Because of a mixup over an OfficeMax award, one Discovery Middle School teacher won a $1,000 prize package for exceptional teachers earlier this month, but a different teacher was named in the press release. OfficeMax righted the problem by giving a prize...
  • New Office Depot leader Roland Smith a risk-taker

    New Office Depot leader Roland Smith a risk-taker
    As a corporate executive, Roland Smith is a fixer, repairing beleaguered companies. In his leisure time, he also embraces risk, climbing mountains and riding motorcycles. In the Army, he was a test pilot. Analysts and merger experts say Smith, 59, may...
  • Illinois employers plan 1,000 layoffs in coming weeks

    Illinois employers plan 1,000 layoffs in coming weeks
    Illinois employers warned they would lay off more than 1,000 workers in the coming months, according to notices filed with Illinois regulators in February. Accretive Health warned it would lay off 148 workers. The company said in January the layoffs are...
  • Staples to close up to 225 stores; February retail sales mixed

    Office supply giant Staples Inc. is planning to close as many as 225 North American stores while slashing annualized costs by up to $500 million by the end of 2015. The Framingham, Mass., company, which has been pressured by online competitors such as...
  • Staples opens on Thanksgiving instead of Black Friday

    Falling in line behind the likes of Macy’s, J.C. Penney, OfficeMax, Kmart and more, Staples is joining the horde of retailers opening its doors on Thanksgiving without bothering to wait for Black Friday. The office supply chain will open on the...
  • Trade Commission gives go-ahead to Office Depot, OfficeMax merger

    Trade Commission gives go-ahead to Office Depot, OfficeMax merger
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday gave approval to a proposed $1.2-billion merger of Office Depot Inc. and OfficeMax, concluding that the move won't harm competition. The Trade Commission, which in 1997 blocked the merger of Office Depot Inc....
  • Businesses gather more information than they need from consumers

    Businesses gather more information than they need from consumers
    Moira Hahn, like many consumers, always took it for granted that businesses wanted as much of her personal information as they could get. She didn't really start thinking about how such practices could come back to bite her until she became one of the...
  • Junk mail misfire: Bank of America mailer calls woman a 'slut'

    Junk mail misfire: Bank of America mailer calls woman a 'slut'
    There’s junk mail, and then there’s nasty mail: San Francisco writer Lisa McIntire says Bank of America sent her a credit card offer addressed to "Lisa Is A Slut McIntire," and she posted photos of it on Twitter on Thursday. BofA tweeted her...
  • Bank of America mailer refers to recipient as 'slut'

    Bank of America mailer refers to recipient as 'slut'
    There's junk mail, and then there's nasty mail: San Francisco writer Lisa McIntire says Bank of America sent her a credit card offer addressed to "Lisa Is a Slut McIntire," and she posted photos of it Thursday on Twitter. The bank tweeted her an apology...
  • OfficeMax, Specialty Foods among companies planning layoffs

    OfficeMax, Specialty Foods among companies planning layoffs
    Illinois employers announced they would lay off more than 500 workers in the coming weeks, according to notices filed with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Specialty Foods Group Inc., meat manufacturer, said it would...
  • OfficeDepot sees 4Q loss on costs of acquiring OfficeMax

    OfficeDepot sees 4Q loss on costs of acquiring OfficeMax
    Office supply retailer Office Depot Inc. reported a net loss for the fourth quarter due to charges associated with its acquisition of Naperville-based rival OfficeMax Inc. The company, which appointed turnaround expert Roland Smith as chief executive in...