Business

  • Family Dollar bucks Dollar General bid again

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Family Dollar is rejecting Dollar General’s latest acquisition offer, and Dollar Tree says it will now divest as many stores as need ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Job growth drops to 142K, slowest in 8 months

    WASHINGTON – A surprising drop in hiring and in the number of people seeking work in August sent a reminder that the U.S. economic recovery is still p ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Jeans face an uncertain future amid yoga wear rage

    NEW YORK – Americans’ obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin.Jeans long have been a go-to st ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Motorola emphasizes design in smartwatch

    NEW YORK – Motorola rolled out a circular smartwatch Friday, counting on a more traditional design to win over consumers who have so far shunned other ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • U.S. companies add jobs at solid pace in August

    WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses added jobs at a healthy pace in August, according to a private survey, the fifth straight month of solid gains.
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

    NEW YORK – Police handcuffed dozens of protesters in cities around the country on Thursday as they blocked traffic in the latest attempt to escalate t ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • Season’s new phones are all about selfie image

    BERLIN – Visit any tourist destination, and you’re bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It’s a ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • Court rules for Yelp in suit over online ratings

    SAN FRANCISCO – Online review site Yelp can lower or raise the rating of a business depending on whether it advertises with the company, a federal app ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • FDA OKs Merck drug, 1st in new cancer drug class

    TRENTON, N.J. – Merck & Co. on Thursday won the first U.S. approval for a new kind of cancer drug with big advantages over chemotherapy and other olde ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Jameson restaurant group to open Marsala’s Italian Kitchen in Huntley

    HUNTLEY – The Jameson restaurant group plans to open an Italian bistro at 11900 Freeman Road in Huntley this fall.
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Striking fast-food workers block Chicago street

    CHICAGO – Several hundred fast-food workers demanding their pay be increased to $15 an hour are blocking traffic on a busy Chicago street.
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • MCC launches new job interview tool

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is offering students and community members a new way to prepare for a job interview with a virtual mock intervie ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Behind Big Macs, a drama over corporate control

    NEW YORK – Behind those Big Macs and Whoppers is a hidden drama over corporate control.The fast-food ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

    As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco n ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Regulators set rules meant to ward off bank crisis

    WASHINGTON – Federal regulators are requiring big banks to keep enough high-quality assets on hand to survive during a severe downturn, the latest mov ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 4:48 pm
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