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  • Legal or not, marijuana business remains hazy

    NEW YORK – Legal or not, the business of selling weed in the U.S. is as wacky as ever.The tangle of ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Public House to lease Old Courthouse

    WOODSTOCK – A familiar eatery to Woodstock residents could occupy the vacant restaurant space at the Old Courthouse later this winter, after the City ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • McHenry County businesses use social media to boost sales

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Reclaimed owner Brent Hollenberg says nine out of 10 customers who make their way to his downtown Crystal Lake furniture store found it ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • New law nixes criminal question from job applications

    You’re filling out an application for a much-needed job when you come across The Box.“Have you ever ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Apple to tighten online security after hack

    NEW YORK – Apple plans to tighten its online security measures to reduce the chances of its users being victimized by intrusions like the ones that st ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • 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
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