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  • U.S. retail sales rise as consumers shrug off drop in stock price

    WASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 4:51 pm
  • The many health benefits of sleep

    We all know the results of not getting enough sleep. Words like tired, cranky and unproductive spring to mind.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Diamond: Test your chamber involvement with this pop quiz

    To make your membership in the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce work for you, take this easy quiz to determine if you have effectively used your chamb ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • Morgan Stanley to pay $3.2B over contributors to 2008 crisis

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Morgan Stanley will pay $3.2 billion in a settlement over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misre ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry

    BOSTON – Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Bootcamp at Edge Fitness in Cary benefits St. Jude

    CARY – Edge Fitness and Performance hosts its monthly “Bootcamp for a Cause” on Saturday with proceeds this month going toward a program at St. Jude C ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Love is in the air

    Spring is just around the corner, and wedding season is coming into full swing. Whether you’re look ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Questions grow over banks as profit warnings pile up

    PARIS – Questions are growing over the financial health of banks, particularly in Europe, as they face a toxic mix of low economic growth, bad loans a ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 8:21 am
  • Burger King to put hot dogs on menu nationally

    NEW YORK – Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King.The Miami-based chain said it plans ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • Blain's Farm and Fleet in Woodstock hosts pet adoption event

    WOODSTOCK – People interested in finding a furry companion can attend a pet adoption Saturday at the Blain’s Farm and Fleet in Woodstock
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • Hernandez: Strong businesses make strong communities

    The Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce is a regional chamber serving the communities of Carpentersville, East Dundee, Gilberts, Sleepy Hollow an ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • Persistent economic weakness could slow rate hikes, Fed’s Yellen says

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy’ ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 5:02 pm
  • Sump Pump Basics

    According to the American Society of Home Inspectors more than 60 percent of homes have issues with water in the basement. A sump pump can be an effec ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Donor-advised Funds Simplify Giving

    Are you interested in simplifying your charitable giving? Consider a Donor-Advised Fund at the McHenry County Community Foundation.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • Paisano's owner opens sandwich shop, crab shack Panino's in Richmond

    RICHMOND – The owner behind the popular Paisano’s On Broadway in Richmond admittedly feels bored since his veteran employees – some with 20- and 30-ye ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:11 am
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