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  • Dorion-Gray: Underestimating retirement expenses a major mistake

    More women are working and taking charge of their own retirement planning than ever before. Whatever your goal, you’ll need a retirement income plan d ...
    July 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Fed split on signals for first rate increase

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve officials had differing views in June on the best way to signal to financial markets when they might raise a key short-te ...
    July 9, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • Volunteer Center to host nonprofit training

    McHENRY – The Volunteer Center McHenry County and The McHenry County Community Center Foundation will start a six-session Nonprofit Boot Camp at 9 a.m ...
    July 9, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • Citizens Utility Board to host clinic in Elgin

    ELGIN – The Citizens Utility Board will analyze phone bills at a free clinic in Elgin to help consumers save money. 
    July 9, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • U.S. in middle of pack on financial knowhow

    WASHINGTON – The United States runs in the middle of the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls, accor ...
    July 9, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • Boeing seals $56B Emirates Airline order

    NEW YORK – Boeing has finalized a $56 billion agreement to build 150 777X aircraft for Dubai’s Emirates Airline.
    July 9, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • More flights arriving late; complaints are rising

    WASHINGTON – More flights on U.S. airlines are running late or getting canceled, and complaints are rising.
    July 9, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • Recipe for higher sales: Add fiber, cinnamon

    NEW YORK – General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales.
    July 9, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • Local Texas Roadhouse to host benefit lunch

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Fourteen Texas Roadhouse restaurants in Illinois, including the recently opened Crystal Lake restaurant, are teaming up with law enforc ...
    July 8, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • Car-hailing service Uber takes on taxis with sale

    NEW YORK – The car-hailing service Uber is taking on New York City’s taxis, temporarily dropping some of its prices by 20 percent.
    July 8, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • Crumbs shows dangers of focusing on single product

    NEW YORK – Turns out, being a one-hit wonder is risky.When Crumbs, the New York City-based chain tha ...
    July 8, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • E-cigarette shops pop up throughout McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – In opening a new electronic cigarette and hookah lounge, a Crystal Lake man said he was joining what he calls “a revolution.”
    July 9, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar

    WASHINGTON – What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to fi ...
    July 8, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Companies post most jobs in 7 years in May

    WASHINGTON – U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than in any month in the past seven years, a sign that this year’s strong hiring trend is like ...
    July 8, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • AbbVie raises its bid for Shire by 11 percent

    NEW YORK – U.S. drugmaker AbbVie has boosted its offer for Shire by 11 percent to about $51.3 billion, hoping it will be enough to pique the interest ...
    July 8, 2014 - 5:17 pm
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