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  • Obama's final jobs report: Big pay gain, slower hiring

    WASHINGTON – Americans’ paychecks rose in December at the fastest pace in more than seven years as steady hiring and low unemployment led some busines ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Dave says: Convincing others they don't need credit cards isn't easy

    Dear Dave: I’ve followed your plan for three years. I’m living totally debt-free except for my home, and I pay for everything with cash. It’s so freei ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 3:10 pm
  • U.S. adds 156K jobs; unemployment rate ticks up to 4.7 percent

    WASHINGTON – U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in December, capping a year of slower but solid hiring and providing the last major snapshot of the eco ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 8:56 am
  • Expired passport could hold up vacation plans

    Has it been awhile since you’ve done some international traveling? If so, you may want to make sure your passport hasn’t expired.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Staying active in the winter months

    Hibernation is not an option for seniors during the winter. While the cold, the snow and the lack o ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:10 am
  • Dalzell Jewelers

    There are many options when it comes to choosing a jeweler. How do you know who is right for you? Are you going to be persuaded by some cheesy commerc ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 7:48 am
  • McKenna Storer: One-stop shopping for legal advice

    Serving multiple business needs for estate, probate, bankruptcy legal issues and representing banks and commercial lenders, the McKenna Storer law fir ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 4:37 pm
  • Ford cancels plan to build new Mexican plant, adds U.S. jobs

    FLAT ROCK, Mich. – Ford Motor Co. is canceling plans to build a new $1.6 billion factory in Mexico, and will invest at least some of the savings in ne ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 12:10 pm
  • Trump targets General Motors in tweet, but GM only imported 4,500 Chevy Cruze cars from Mexico

    DETROIT – In another tweet targeting a U.S. company, President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to slap a tax on General Motors for importing compact ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 8:59 am
  • Mike Piershale: The stock market's early warning system

    Two patterns in January have historically predicted the direction of the stock market for the rest of the year, according to the Stock Trader’s Almana ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 12:58 am
  • Maule: How you can be more strategic in 2017

    The new year is here. I personally believe each day is an opportunity to improve yourself, strengthen your skills and work toward being a better versi ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 12:56 am
  • Woodstock business owner keeps father's legacy alive with Pirro's

    WOODSTOCK – For 16 years, Brianna Pirro’s father, Terry, owned an Italian restaurant, Pirro’s Restaurante, formerly located at 228 Main St. in Woodsto ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 11:35 pm
  • Humanoid robot Pepper is amusing, but is it practical?

    SAN FRANCISCO – While merrily chirping, dancing and posing for selfies, a robot named Pepper looks like another expensive toy at a San Francisco mall. ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 7:03 pm
  • Top business stories of 2016: Globalization takes hits

    LONDON – Globalization, the path that the world economy has largely followed for decades, took some hefty blows in 2016.
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Pay to rise for millions as 19 states increase minimum wage

    ALBANY, N.Y. – It will be a happy new year indeed for millions of the lowest-paid U.S. workers. Nineteen states, including New York and California, wi ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:24 am
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