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  • McDonald’s sales hit by China scandal, U.S. weakness

    NEW YORK – McDonald’s says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scare in ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 7:40 pm
  • Roskam gives business leaders vision for future

    CRYSTAL LAKE – U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam brought local businesses an update from Washington, D.C., on Friday, but left the pessimism in the nation's capi ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire

    General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fi ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Cumpata: Economic development efforts heat up this summer

    Summer is my favorite season of the year. Personally, I love hot weather, water sports, motorcycling and anything having to do with being outside. Whi ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Poultry firms: Russia ban has little impact on U.S.

    Poultry producers say Russia's decision to ban imported U.S. meat won't lead to a glut of the product because other countries are clamoring for inexpe ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Collector who sold bogus wine gets 10-year term

    NEW YORK – A collector convicted of making bogus vintage wine in his California kitchen and selling it for millions of dollars was sentenced Thursday ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 5:20 pm
  • Oil boom and housing bust alter spending trends

    WASHINGTON – North Dakotans, enriched by an oil boom, stepped up their spending at triple the national pace in the three years that followed the Great ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 5:20 pm
  • Airlines running behind schedule so far in 2014

    More U.S. flights arrived late in June than the month before, continuing a string of poor performances by the nation’s airlines.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 5:20 pm
  • Jobless aid applications fell to 289,000 in U.S.

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively low levels that point toward stronger ec ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 5:20 pm
  • Fed: Quarter of households ‘just getting by’

    WASHINGTON – A quarter of U.S. households say they’re “just getting by” financially, a survey by the Federal Reserve shows.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • In McHenry County, sweet corn season starts strong

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Dinners made by Crystal Lake resident Kelly Haussmann will this week start including a sweet buttery crunch now that sweet corn season ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • CY Financial asks could this change your life?

    I want you to consider this… imagine you just began your retirement and you were fortunate to have your assets DOUBLE in value! Would this change you ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Peschke: Budget smart for back-to-school savings

    When it comes to back-to-school shopping, I’m sure you’ve heard it all before. The same rules apply whether you have a child going to grade school, hi ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hotel negative review policy spurs online backlash

    NEW YORK – A hotel received a flood of online criticism Monday following reports that it threatened to charge $500 if guests posted negative reviews.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • Sprint names new CEO, drops T-Mobile bid

    NEW YORK – Sprint’s new owner is replacing its longtime CEO with a Bolivian billionaire and entrepreneur after dropping its bid for rival wireless car ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:03 pm
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