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  • Greeno: Take care to make a positive impression with potential employers

    Starting your career in today’s hiring environment can be challenging, including making a positive, memorable impression with people who could be your ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Georgio’s looks to build off Business of the Year honor

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Ever since Brian Coli opened Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub in downtown Crystal Lake in 2002, the accolades have rolled in.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

    As General Motors tackles a safety crisis, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise durin ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • U.S. job growth eases but tops 200K again

    WASHINGTON – U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • U.S. manufacturing expands again in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturing expanded for the 14th straight month in July in a good sign for the overall economy.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • Procter & Gamble to slim down product lineup

    NEW YORK – Procter & Gamble is about to shrink.The world’s largest consumer products maker said it w ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • U.S. consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • U.S. stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

    NEW YORK – For investors, there were few havens on Thursday.The stock market had its worst one-day d ...
    July 31, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

    WASHINGTON – More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.
    July 31, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • 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 31, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Target taps outsider as CEO for needed shakeup

    NEW YORK – Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.
    July 31, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • In San Francisco real estate, $1M won’t buy much

    SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 mill ...
    July 31, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • ISBDC to offer business branding workshops

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Illinois Small Business Development Center at McHenry County College is offering a two-part workshop on brand strategy and brand de ...
    July 31, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • As U.S. job market strengthens, many don’t feel it

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being rel ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Dobbeck: As summer ends, time to ramp up staffing

    School will soon be starting, and the traditionally slower summer months are coming to an end. For many companies, this means business will be picking ...
    July 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
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