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  • Target debuts app that recognizes images

    NEW YORK – Target is introducing an app that lets users buy items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It’s the latest offering from re ...
    July 22, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • Official Heating & Cooling buys Biewer in Elgin

    McHENRY – Official Heating & Cooling plans to expand further into the Elgin market after buying Biewer Heating & Air Conditioning Co.
    July 22, 2014 - 5:28 pm
  • Contrarian’s case: Why US could dip into recession

    NEW YORK – Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.
    July 22, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • U.S. consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in ...
    July 22, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • McHenry County home sales fall 3.2 percent in June

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Home sales in McHenry County dipped 3.2 percent in June as inventory continued to decline and prices rose.
    July 22, 2014 - 3:29 pm
  • Allergan to cut 1,500 workers in restructuring

    Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce as part of a push to become more efficient while it fights a hostile takeover bid from ...
    July 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Tesco chief Philip Clarke to step down

    LONDON – Tesco says Chief Executive Officer Philip Clarke will be stepping down after the latest earnings figures showed Britain’s largest retailer by ...
    July 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

    NEW YORK – Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There’s a twist, though: To earn ...
    July 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

    BEIJING – McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired b ...
    July 22, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Companies report rising sales, employment in 2Q

    DETROIT – Rising sales helped boost hiring and wages at U.S. businesses in the second quarter, and companies are optimistic that the trends will conti ...
    July 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Stella's Place opens in McHenry

    The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of Stella’s Place, 1720 Richmond Road, McHenry, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. P ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Supercuts opens in Crystal Lake

    Supercuts, 5764 Route 14 in Crystal Lake, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. Pictured (from left) are ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Instructors personalizing concealed-carry classes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The burly man steps out from his truck and heads toward a young woman as she withdraws money from a walk-up ATM.
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Dave Says: Don’t leave an estate with life insurance

    Dear Dave,My mom is 71 and debt-free. She’s investing $600 a month in a universal life insurance pol ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Gary Lang Subaru sponsors free admission day at McHenry dog park

    McHENRY – McHenry’s McBark Dog Park, which is sponsored by Gary Lang Subaru, will host another free admission day from 10 a.m. to noon July 26.
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
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