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  • Contrarian’s case: Why US could dip into recession

    NEW YORK – Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.
    July 22, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • U.S. consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in ...
    July 22, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • McHenry County home sales fall 3.2 percent in June

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Home sales in McHenry County dipped 3.2 percent in June as inventory continued to decline and prices rose.
    July 22, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Allergan to cut 1,500 workers in restructuring

    Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce as part of a push to become more efficient while it fights a hostile takeover bid from ...
    July 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Tesco chief Philip Clarke to step down

    LONDON – Tesco says Chief Executive Officer Philip Clarke will be stepping down after the latest earnings figures showed Britain’s largest retailer by ...
    July 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

    NEW YORK – Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There’s a twist, though: To earn ...
    July 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

    BEIJING – McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired b ...
    July 22, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Companies report rising sales, employment in 2Q

    DETROIT – Rising sales helped boost hiring and wages at U.S. businesses in the second quarter, and companies are optimistic that the trends will conti ...
    July 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Stella's Place opens in McHenry

    The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of Stella’s Place, 1720 Richmond Road, McHenry, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. P ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Supercuts opens in Crystal Lake

    Supercuts, 5764 Route 14 in Crystal Lake, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. Pictured (from left) are ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Instructors personalizing concealed-carry classes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The burly man steps out from his truck and heads toward a young woman as she withdraws money from a walk-up ATM.
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Dave Says: Don’t leave an estate with life insurance

    Dear Dave,My mom is 71 and debt-free. She’s investing $600 a month in a universal life insurance pol ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Gary Lang Subaru sponsors free admission day at McHenry dog park

    McHENRY – McHenry’s McBark Dog Park, which is sponsored by Gary Lang Subaru, will host another free admission day from 10 a.m. to noon July 26.
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Gonsiorek: How easy is the new EZ form for nonprofits?

    One service that I provide as a CPA specializing in tax-exempt organizations is to assist new entities seeking tax-exempt status.
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Business Time Capsule: Helm Hardware in Algonquin

    To many, spring means yard and garden work. In time past, it was the hardware store where gardeners found their needed tools and seeds. Helm Hardware ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
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