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  • McDonald's: Regulator says it's a 'joint employer'

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it has been notified by a labor regulator that it can be named a "joint employer" for workers in its franchisee-owned ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

    NEW YORK – The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival d ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

    NEW YORK – Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.
    July 29, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Arévalo: Employee substance abuse a dilemma for employers

    Imagine you are the manager of a small manufacturing facility. You are walking the plant floor early on a Tuesday morning and notice that one of your ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Heartland names retail manager in Huntley

    HUNTLEY – Heartland Bank and Trust Company recently announced that Michael Salvetti will serve as retail manager for the Huntley location of Heartland ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Adams Steel Service opens new facility in McHenry

    Adams Steel Service Inc., 2022 S. Route 31, McHenry, recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new facility with the McHenry Area Chamber of Co ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Cucina Rosa opens in McHenry

    The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Cucina Rosa Italian Restaurant, 4113 Shamrock Lane, McHenry. Pictu ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce honors NISRA

    The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association recently accepted a 30-year member recognition award from the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. J ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Dave Says: Don’t use kid’s college savings plan to pay down debt

    Dear Dave,My wife and I have $25,000 in credit card debt, $2,500 in medical bills and $89,000 each i ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Arévalo: ‘Ban the box’ law going into effect in 2015

    In June, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act. This so-called “ban the box” legislation, which removes qu ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Foreign Trade Zones a rewarding option for some businesses

    It’s undeniable: a foreign trade zone designation comes wrapped in red tape.But for those who embrac ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Watlow seeks photos, stories for 100th year

    RICHMOND – Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co. is asking the community for help in gathering historical information, stories, photos and artifacts ahead ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Patrick S. O’Connor: Building a better budget now will pay dividends later

    More than half of Americans say they don’t have a personal budget, and nearly 40 percent report that they live paycheck to paycheck, according to the ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Blow dry bars arrive in McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There’s nothing like a new hairstyle. You leave the salon feeling confident and hope you run into people just so you can show off your ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:03 am
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