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  • Taste This Sandwich opens in Algonquin with ‘eclectic’ offerings

    ALGONQUIN – After 17 years in the restaurant business, Tammy Powers recently leaped into ownership with a new downtown Algonquin eatery that she hopes ...
    June 28, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Steady job growth boosts consumer confidence

    WASHINGTON – Strong job growth lifted U.S. consumer confidence this month, as Americans looked past the economy’s dismal first quarter performance.
    June 27, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • Michaels has tepid return to public markets

    NEW YORK – Michaels had a tepid return to the stock market Friday, its shares going back and forth between small gains and declines.
    June 27, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • Ireland’s ex-richest man ordered to sell assets

    DUBLIN – He was Ireland’s first business star and once its richest citizen, but now Anthony O’Reilly faces possible bankruptcy.
    June 27, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • Carmakers to build $1.4 billion Mexico plant

    MEXICO CITY – Automakers Daimler and Renault-Nissan say they will build a $1.36 billion plant to manufacture Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz brand compact ...
    June 27, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • After Aereo, what’s next for Internet TV?

    LOS ANGELES – The Supreme Court shot down Aereo’s business model this week, but that doesn’t mean customers’ desire for a better TV experience is gone ...
    June 26, 2014 - 5:01 pm
  • McHenry County unemployment falls to 6.2 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County’s unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in May, the lowest it’s been since the Great Recession, according to preliminary fig ...
    June 26, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Women in McHenry County to host author

    McHENRY – Women in McHenry County will host Gaye Mack, author of “Igniting Soul Fire: Spiritual Dimensions of the Bach Flower Remedies,” from 7:30 to ...
    June 26, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Consumer spending in May was weak

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers boosted their spending only modestly in May, a disappointment to economists who said the weaker-than-expected gain will li ...
    June 26, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Applications dip for U.S. unemployment benefits

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week, the latest evidence that a sharp economic slowdown earlier this ...
    June 26, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Average mortgage rate falls to 4.14 percent

    WASHINGTON – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined this week, hovering near historically low levels.
    June 26, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Ikea raises hourly pay for U.S. retail workers

    NEW YORK – Ikea’s U.S. division is raising the minimum wage for thousands of its retail workers, pegging it to the cost of living in each location ins ...
    June 26, 2014 - 4:50 pm
  • GoPro camera maker up 30 percent in IPO

    NEW YORK – Wall Street has a taste for adventure.Investors sent shares of GoPro Inc. up more than 30 ...
    June 26, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • 3-day weekend will kick-start July 4 travel

    NEW YORK – Highways will be packed once again this July Fourth weekend, with 41 million Americans expected to travel at least 50 miles or more.
    June 26, 2014 - 4:50 pm
  • Dobbeck: Set expectations for managers with coaching, discipline

    Oftentimes, business owners don’t want to use traditional disciplinary measures when it comes to their management and supervisory staff. While not wan ...
    June 25, 2014 - 5:12 pm
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