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  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    MOSCOW – Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Global tensions can’t dent enthusiasm for stocks

    A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank’s finances look shaky.
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem

    DETROIT – U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas.
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • U.S. durable goods orders up 0.7 percent in June

    WASHINGTON – Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that s ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • FGM Law in Marengo, IL is going strong after 50 years and still counting!

    Herb Franks grew up on a dairy farm in Marengo, Illinois. Even as a young man, as he worked early and long hours, he knew he wanted more out of life.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Guidry: Bad apps cause mobile headaches

    Not all apps are safe, even if you buy them through approved channels. It’s likely that you already have some ringers among the legitimate apps on you ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Caterpillar 2Q profit rises, revenue declines

    PEORIA – Caterpillar’s second-quarter net income rose 4.1 percent even as revenue slipped.The constr ...
    July 24, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Wal-Mart names new CEO of U.S. discount division

    NEW YORK – Wal-Mart is replacing the chief of its U.S. discount stores in what could be an indication that it’s losing confidence that its largest bus ...
    July 24, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • IMF cuts U.S. and global growth forecasts for 2014

    WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in th ...
    July 24, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier

    WASHINGTON – Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.
    July 25, 2014 - 12:33 am
  • GM profit down 85 percent

    DETROIT – Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors’ bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly ...
    July 24, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • McHenry County unemployment rate falls to 6.1 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The unemployment rate in McHenry County fell to 6.1 percent in June, a post-recession low, according to preliminary figures from the U. ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Social Security is NOT an entitlement with Cy Financial

    Ever since you began working you have contributed 6.2% of your pay in the form of a mandatory tax for Social Security and SO HAVE YOUR EMPLOYERS!  12. ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • U.S. unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years.
    July 24, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Haisler: McHenry County real estate market improving

    Well, we finally got some hot temperatures this week, and it feels like summer. But today’s question is how hot is the housing market?
    July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
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