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  • U.S. stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

    NEW YORK – For investors, there were few havens on Thursday.The stock market had its worst one-day d ...
    July 31, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

    WASHINGTON – More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.
    July 31, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Watlow seeks photos, stories for 100th year

    RICHMOND – Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co. is asking the community for help in gathering historical information, stories, photos and artifacts ahead ...
    July 31, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Target taps outsider as CEO for needed shakeup

    NEW YORK – Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.
    July 31, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • In San Francisco real estate, $1M won’t buy much

    SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 mill ...
    July 31, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • ISBDC to offer business branding workshops

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Illinois Small Business Development Center at McHenry County College is offering a two-part workshop on brand strategy and brand de ...
    July 31, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • As U.S. job market strengthens, many don’t feel it

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being rel ...
    July 31, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Dobbeck: As summer ends, time to ramp up staffing

    School will soon be starting, and the traditionally slower summer months are coming to an end. For many companies, this means business will be picking ...
    July 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Fed offers no clearer hint on first rate increase

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is further slowing the pace of its bond purchases because it thinks an improving U.S. economy needs less help. But it ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • A more vigorous U.S. economy appears to be emerging

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.
    July 30, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • Survey: U.S. companies add 218,000 jobs in July

    WASHINGTON – A private survey shows that businesses hired at a healthy pace in July, though the job gains slowed from the previous month.
    July 30, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • WellPoint 2Q tops Wall Street expectations

    NEW YORK – WellPoint’s second-quarter profit fell 8.6 percent as expenses tied to changes in the nation’s health care laws climbed.
    July 30, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • New business activity slated for Harvard

    HARVARD – Activity for two new businesses will soon begin in Harvard, and the Economic Development Corporation executive director has hopes for more t ...
    July 30, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Timothy O’Connor: Get schooled on financial aid, whatever your income level

    In the 2012-13 academic year, more than $238.5 billion in financial aid (grants, federal loans, federal work-study and federal tax credits and deducti ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years.
    July 29, 2014 - 4:39 pm
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