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  • Yellen says economy still needs Fed support

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the economic recovery is not yet complete, and for that reason the Fed intends to ke ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard

    RICHMOND, Va. – Joe Camel is bulking up to take on the Marlboro Man.Camel cigarette maker Reynolds A ...
    July 15, 2014 - 5:01 pm
  • U.S. businesses rebuild stockpiles at steady pace

    WASHINGTON – U.S. companies restocked their store shelves and warehouses at a steady pace in May, a sign they expect sales will remain solid in the mo ...
    July 15, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Cappuccino may be Lay’s newest flavor

    NEW YORK – American palates have changed considerably over the years, but is the country ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay’s?
    July 15, 2014 - 4:59 pm
  • U.S. retail sales tick up 0.2 percent in June

    WASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales increased slightly in June, evidence that consumers remain cautious despite steady job gains this year.
    July 15, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

    WASHINGTON – For the first time in 30 years, the federal government is issuing new guidelines designed to protect pregnant workers from on-the-job dis ...
    July 15, 2014 - 4:59 pm
  • Cy Financial tells you just what an annuity is

    Being in financial services for over 27 years, I can’t tell you the stories I’ve heard when it comes to Annuities. A particular version of this instru ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Tribune sets Aug. 4 date for publishing spinoff

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribune Co. has set Aug. 4 as the date for the expected spinoff of its newspaper publishing business.
    July 15, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Bates: Coping with stress is part of the job

    Managing Fiesta Days is stressful.It is a high-risk event beset with conditions out of my control. T ...
    July 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • AbbVie, Shire enter talks on combination

    Drugmakers AbbVie and Shire have entered detailed talks about a possible combination after AbbVie raised its bid once again and offered to give Shire ...
    July 14, 2014 - 4:50 pm
  • Stateline SHRM to discuss stigmas in hiring

    McHENRY – Stateline SHRM will host a breakfast program titled “Breaking Barriers: HR’s Role in Supporting the McHenry County Community Needs.”
    July 14, 2014 - 4:50 pm
  • Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

    WASHINGTON – Citigroup agreed Monday to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • McHenry County College ramps up manufacturing programs

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two years ago RoseAnn Smith of Lake in the Hills decided she needed to go back to school if she didn’t want to work the night shift for ...
    July 13, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • Applebee’s reopens in McHenry after remodel

    Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1700 N. Richmond Road, McHenry, recently reopened after being remodeled. The group celebrated with a ribbon-cutti ...
    July 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letizia Financial Group opens in McHenry

    The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Letizia Financial Group, 1307 N. Green St., McHenry. Pictured ...
    July 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
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