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  • Global tensions can’t dent enthusiasm for stocks

    A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank’s finances look shaky.
    July 25, 2014 - 6:33 pm
  • Agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem

    DETROIT – U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas.
    July 25, 2014 - 6:33 pm
  • U.S. durable goods orders up 0.7 percent in June

    WASHINGTON – Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that s ...
    July 25, 2014 - 6:33 pm
  • Guidry: Bad apps cause mobile headaches

    Not all apps are safe, even if you buy them through approved channels. It’s likely that you already have some ringers among the legitimate apps on you ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Caterpillar 2Q profit rises, revenue declines

    PEORIA – Caterpillar’s second-quarter net income rose 4.1 percent even as revenue slipped.The constr ...
    July 24, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Wal-Mart names new CEO of U.S. discount division

    NEW YORK – Wal-Mart is replacing the chief of its U.S. discount stores in what could be an indication that it’s losing confidence that its largest bus ...
    July 24, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • IMF cuts U.S. and global growth forecasts for 2014

    WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in th ...
    July 24, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier

    WASHINGTON – Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.
    July 25, 2014 - 12:33 am
  • GM profit down 85 percent

    DETROIT – Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors’ bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly ...
    July 24, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • McHenry County unemployment rate falls to 6.1 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The unemployment rate in McHenry County fell to 6.1 percent in June, a post-recession low, according to preliminary figures from the U. ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • U.S. unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years.
    July 24, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Haisler: McHenry County real estate market improving

    Well, we finally got some hot temperatures this week, and it feels like summer. But today’s question is how hot is the housing market?
    July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    NEW YORK – Six people were indicted Wednesday in an international ring that managed to take over more than 1,000 StubHub users’ accounts and fraudulen ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • Chicago Grill opens in Lake in the Hills

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Chicago Grill, a Chicago-style hot dog place, opened its doors this week in Lake in the Hills.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Senate bill targets companies that move overseas

    WASHINGTON – The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:33 pm
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