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  • 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
  • U.S. companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

    SAN FRANCISCO – Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • MCEDC taking Business Champion nominations

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Economic Development Corp. is accepting nominations for the organization’s 2014 Business Champion Awards.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Study: 35 percent in U.S. facing debt collectors

    WASHINGTON – More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study releas ...
    July 29, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • MCC to offer Apple Swift programming class

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is offering mobile application development training with Apple’s new Swift language starting in August.
    July 29, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • McDonald's: Regulator says it's a 'joint employer'

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it has been notified by a labor regulator that it can be named a "joint employer" for workers in its franchisee-owned ...
    July 29, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

    NEW YORK – The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival d ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

    NEW YORK – Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.
    July 29, 2014 - 12:06 am
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