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  • Fewer Americans applying for jobless aid

    WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, as the number of people collecting jobless aid fell to its lowest level in more t ...
    June 19, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Harley-Davidson introduces LiveWire motorcycle

    MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson has introduced its first electric motorcycle, a sleek, futuristic bike that sounds like a jet airplane taking off and can ...
    June 19, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • American Apparel board votes to oust CEO

    LOS ANGELES – The board of American Apparel voted to oust founder Dov Charney as chairman and notified him of its intent to remove him as president an ...
    June 19, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Illinois jobless rate falls to 7.5 percent

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in May, The state Department of Employment Security said Thursday. It was the third consecut ...
    June 19, 2014 - 4:56 pm
  • Minimum wage debate pits cities against states

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Dominique Mayfield makes $8.25 an hour washing dishes and busing tables at a Syracuse brewpub. Shantel Walker makes $8.50 an hour at he ...
    June 19, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Average U.S. mortgage rate at 4.17 percent

    WASHINGTON – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages eased slightly this week, remaining near historic lows.
    June 19, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Starbucks degree program not as simple as it seems

    NEW YORK (AP) — The scholarship portion of a new education program Starbucks is offering to help workers pay for an online degree consists entirely of ...
    June 19, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Haisler: Disclosing death in the home-selling process

    Death is a serious topic not to be taken lightly.It’s sad and unfortunate, and, yet, it is a reality ...
    June 18, 2014 - 4:59 pm
  • Lawmakers press GM on report's findings

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers expressed disbelief Wednesday at General Motors' explanation for why it took 11 years to recall millions of small cars with def ...
    June 18, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Fed slows bond buying with fifth monthly reduction

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve will further slow the pace of its bond purchases because it thinks a strengthening U.S. job market needs less support ...
    June 18, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Amazon ties new phone to its services

    SEATTLE – Amazon has introduced a new smartphone that will be tied closely to the products and services it sells, while adding such touches as the abi ...
    June 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • NHTSA opens 2 new Chrysler investigations

    NEW YORK – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday it has opened two new investigations into Chrysler over complaints that t ...
    June 18, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • Porsche is top brand in new car quality survey

    DETROIT — The race to fill vehicles with the latest technology is hurting quality.Buyers reported mo ...
    June 18, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Equipment manufacturer moving to larger Crystal Lake facility

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Bioenergy Technologies, a manufacturer of equipment used in the recycling of plastic materials, is expanding its operations and moving ...
    June 18, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Centegra Hospital-McHenry receives 3-star cardiac-care rating

    McHENRY – A high rating from a prestigious medical organization is evidence of top quality cardiac care at Centegra Hospital-McHenry, hospital officia ...
    June 19, 2014 - 12:21 am
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