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Things are pretty tough right now for the Golden Arches.

Investors want McDonald's out of real estate

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Aug 25, 2015
Amid continued declining sales, Mickey D’s is urged to sell some property.
The Carbon II coal-fired power plant in Nava, Coahuila, Mex. where coal from a new mine in Eagle Pass, Tex. will be burned.

In Texas, a coal mine opens to power Mexico

Ingrid Lobet | Aug 25, 2015
Border town residents are nearly united in opposition to the strip mine.
Posted In: coal industry, floods, Mexico

The steel business is trying to stay strong

Kai Ryssdal and Hayley Hershman | Aug 25, 2015
A strong U.S. dollar makes exports tough.

You have to give him a hand

Carrie Barber | Aug 25, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.

PODCAST: Looking for a rebound

Noel King | Aug 25, 2015
Where do we go after Black Monday?

Tech stocks were on sale yesterday — and people bought

Molly Wood | Aug 25, 2015
Black Monday became Black Friday, with high-profile shares on sale.
Carlos Valdez at his new apartment in Highland Park.

Entrepreneur starts over in Highland Park

Krissy Clark | Aug 25, 2015
A computer repairman confronts losing his home and business.
A house at 98th and Damen in Chicago was taken over illegally. Local experts blame the fumbling of financial institutions for the continuing problem of vacant homes.

Here's one reason bank-owned homes sit vacant

Dan Weissmann | Aug 25, 2015
Banks take too long to complete foreclosures, leaving houses vacant and vulnerable

How is Best Buy's turnaround going?

Annie Baxter | Aug 25, 2015
The electronics chain has made progress since a new CEO came on board.