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  • Guidry: It’s time to get your family computer ready for school

    It’s back-to-school season and a great time to give your family computer a security overhaul.Here’s ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing

    NEW YORK – The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded.Shares of Abercrombie & F ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • U.S. economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent rate in 2Q

    WASHINGTON – After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government sa ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

    TORONTO – Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain’s cof ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • Americans’ pessimism on economy has grown

    WASHINGTON – Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • Haisler, Getting good data key to property assessment appeals

    roperty assessments are once again being delivered. Already 12 of McHenry County’s 17 townships have filed their reports, leaving only Marengo, Nunda, ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Work underway at Johnsburg gas station

    JOHNSBURG – Work is underway on a 1,400-square-foot Murphy Oil Gasoline and Convenience Store on Route 31 next to the Wal-Mart Super Center in Johnsbu ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • U.S. economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent this year

    WASHINGTON – The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor p ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:55 pm
  • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    NEW YORK – Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:55 pm
  • Video games come of age as spectator sport

    NEW YORK – Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play “Pac-Man.” And for decades, ki ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class

    DUBLIN – European budget carrier Ryanair is offering business-class tickets in an attempt to woo companies and governments during penny-pinching times ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:55 pm
  • What’s the risk?

    When you listen to some of the most successful coaches in any sport, they will tell you that they strive to eliminate mistakes, just as two of my old ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • 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
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