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  • 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
  • Facebook 2Q profit more than doubles

    MENLO PARK, Calif. – Facebook Inc. on Wednesday reported profit that more than doubled in its second quarter, and topped analysts’ expectations.
    July 23, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • GM issues 6 more safety recalls for vehicles

    DETROIT – General Motors issued six more recalls Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.
    July 23, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

    WASHINGTON – Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry – the fixed $1 share price for money-market ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Commercial jets push Boeing profits up

    Increased production of passenger jets helped push up Boeing’s profit by 52 percent in the second quarter, topping Wall Street’s expectations.
    July 23, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • PepsiCo raises outlook, looks to new Lay’s flavors

    PURCHASE, N.Y. – PepsiCo raised its forecast for the year Wednesday and said its new Lay’s potato chips – including a cappuccino variety – should help ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • -based meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

    NEW YORK – It isn’t a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world’s most popular foods, incl ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • China detains employees of suspect meat seller

    BEIJING – Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by p ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Middaugh: Smart use of variables can lead to right answers for retirement

    If you think back to your math classes in high school or college, you may remember that many of the problems involved the use of variables. Changing t ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • 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
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