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  • Foreign Trade Zones a rewarding option for some businesses

    It’s undeniable: a foreign trade zone designation comes wrapped in red tape.But for those who embrac ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Watlow seeks photos, stories for 100th year

    RICHMOND – Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co. is asking the community for help in gathering historical information, stories, photos and artifacts ahead ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Patrick S. O’Connor: Building a better budget now will pay dividends later

    More than half of Americans say they don’t have a personal budget, and nearly 40 percent report that they live paycheck to paycheck, according to the ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Blow dry bars arrive in McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There’s nothing like a new hairstyle. You leave the salon feeling confident and hope you run into people just so you can show off your ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Russia: McDonald’s food has ‘too many calories’

    MOSCOW – Russia’s consumer protection agency has filed a suit against McDonald’s for allegedly selling food that does not meet legal standards.
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • AbbVie 2Q profit climbs 2.8 percent

    NORTH CHICAGO – Drugmaker AbbVie Inc.’s second-quarter profit increased nearly 3 percent and beat analysts’ expectations, as sales soared for the worl ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    MOSCOW – Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • 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 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • 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 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • 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 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • FGM Law in Marengo, IL is going strong after 50 years and still counting!

    Herb Franks grew up on a dairy farm in Marengo, Illinois. Even as a young man, as he worked early and long hours, he knew he wanted more out of life.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • 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
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