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  • Middaugh: Is it smarter to pay off debts or invest?

    It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Durable goods orders surge 22.6 percent

    WASHINGTON – Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July. But most of the strength came from d ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Consumer confidence near a 7-year high

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • U.S. home price gains slow in June

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in June – a cooldown that could continue for several more months.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

    NEW YORK – Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hot ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • American, U.S. Airways stop listing on Orbitz

    FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz after they were unable to reach an agreement on a long-te ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • Franks, Gerkin & McKenna attorney Joseph Ponitz: Q & A on criminal law

    Q: As a criminal lawyer, what types of cases do you take on? A: At Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, we have ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

    MIAMI (AP) — Burger King confirmed Tuesday that it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that could help give the fast-f ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Bates: Don’t waste time at work with nonessential tasks

    I read an article in “The Economist” this week that really hit home. Titled “Decluttering a Company,” what intrigued me was how much time I waste deal ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • ADM opens new Chicago headquarters

    CHICAGO – Archer Daniels Midland Company says its new downtown Chicago headquarters is open.The agri ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Sales of U.S. new homes fall 2.4 percent in July

    WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the e ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Survey: Economists say Fed on ‘the right track’

    NEW YORK – A majority of economists believe the Federal Reserve is doing the right things to help repair the U.S. economy, according to a survey relea ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada

    NEW YORK – Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • 21st Amendment Restaurant brings culinary passion to Spring Grove

    SPRING GROVE –In most endeavors, hitting one or two successes out of 20 would be considered failure.
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 5:40 am
  • Wonder Lake Chamber of Commerce has mixer

    The Wonder Lake Chamber of Commerce recently had its Lakefront Mixer hosted by attorney Karen Lavin. Pictured (from left) are Tammy Barleym, Business ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
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