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  • PepsiCo raises outlook, looks to new Lay’s flavors

    PURCHASE, N.Y. – PepsiCo raised its forecast for the year Wednesday and said its new Lay’s potato chips – including a cappuccino variety – should help ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • -based meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

    NEW YORK – It isn’t a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world’s most popular foods, incl ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • China detains employees of suspect meat seller

    BEIJING – Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by p ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Middaugh: Smart use of variables can lead to right answers for retirement

    If you think back to your math classes in high school or college, you may remember that many of the problems involved the use of variables. Changing t ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Target debuts app that recognizes images

    NEW YORK – Target is introducing an app that lets users buy items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It’s the latest offering from re ...
    July 22, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • Official Heating & Cooling buys Biewer in Elgin

    McHENRY – Official Heating & Cooling plans to expand further into the Elgin market after buying Biewer Heating & Air Conditioning Co.
    July 22, 2014 - 5:28 pm
  • Contrarian’s case: Why US could dip into recession

    NEW YORK – Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.
    July 22, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • U.S. consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in ...
    July 22, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • McHenry County home sales fall 3.2 percent in June

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Home sales in McHenry County dipped 3.2 percent in June as inventory continued to decline and prices rose.
    July 22, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Allergan to cut 1,500 workers in restructuring

    Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce as part of a push to become more efficient while it fights a hostile takeover bid from ...
    July 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Tesco chief Philip Clarke to step down

    LONDON – Tesco says Chief Executive Officer Philip Clarke will be stepping down after the latest earnings figures showed Britain’s largest retailer by ...
    July 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

    NEW YORK – Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There’s a twist, though: To earn ...
    July 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

    BEIJING – McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired b ...
    July 22, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Companies report rising sales, employment in 2Q

    DETROIT – Rising sales helped boost hiring and wages at U.S. businesses in the second quarter, and companies are optimistic that the trends will conti ...
    July 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Stella's Place opens in McHenry

    The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of Stella’s Place, 1720 Richmond Road, McHenry, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. P ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
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