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Business Beat for Thursday, December 4, 2014

McDonald’s BYOB arrives in the Chicago area

A new McDonald’s restaurant in Downers Grove is the first outside of California to have the chain’s Create Your Taste menu. The interactive menu lets you pick the kind of sandwich, the bun, condiments or sauces and fresh ingredients such as lettuce, onion or tomato.

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Starbucks to push more food, offer mobile ordering

Sears’ third-quarter loss widened as retailer reshapes itself

Uber raises $1.2 billion, valuing rideshare company at $40 billion

Hershey buys Canadian maker of Hot Lips candies for $28M

U.S. stocks slip after European Central Bank delays stimulus until next year

European Union might let member states block genetically modified crops

Sirius XM to pay $3.8 million to settle Illinois consumer billing complaints

GrubHub up to meeting Amazon food-delivery challenge [MarketWatch]

Amazon selling its own line of diapers, baby wipes

Old Main Post Office put up for sale by developer [Crain’s]

Whether it’s “lumberjack chic” or old-school utility, demand for L.L. Bean boots is surging

Retailers using beacons to beam sales, product info to your smartphones

Best Buy leaving retail business in China

Barnes & Noble is ending its commercial agreement with Microsoft for its Nook e-book reader