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  • Fed offers no clearer hint on first rate increase

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is further slowing the pace of its bond purchases because it thinks an improving U.S. economy needs less help. But it ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • A more vigorous U.S. economy appears to be emerging

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.
    July 30, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • Survey: U.S. companies add 218,000 jobs in July

    WASHINGTON – A private survey shows that businesses hired at a healthy pace in July, though the job gains slowed from the previous month.
    July 30, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • WellPoint 2Q tops Wall Street expectations

    NEW YORK – WellPoint’s second-quarter profit fell 8.6 percent as expenses tied to changes in the nation’s health care laws climbed.
    July 30, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • New business activity slated for Harvard

    HARVARD – Activity for two new businesses will soon begin in Harvard, and the Economic Development Corporation executive director has hopes for more t ...
    July 30, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Timothy O’Connor: Get schooled on financial aid, whatever your income level

    In the 2012-13 academic year, more than $238.5 billion in financial aid (grants, federal loans, federal work-study and federal tax credits and deducti ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years.
    July 29, 2014 - 4:39 pm
  • U.S. companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

    SAN FRANCISCO – Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • MCEDC taking Business Champion nominations

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Economic Development Corp. is accepting nominations for the organization’s 2014 Business Champion Awards.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Study: 35 percent in U.S. facing debt collectors

    WASHINGTON – More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study releas ...
    July 29, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • MCC to offer Apple Swift programming class

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is offering mobile application development training with Apple’s new Swift language starting in August.
    July 29, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • 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 ...
    July 29, 2014 - 3:58 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
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