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  • American Airlines posts record profit for 4Q, all of 2015

    FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines reported a record profit for the fourth quarter and all of 2015 as a sharp drop in fuel prices more than offset ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • U.S. economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarter

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to a 0.7 percent annual rate. Consumers slowed spending, busin ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 10:02 am
  • U.S. paychecks show little sign of accelerating in 4th quarter

    WASHINGTON – U.S. paychecks increased moderately in the final three months of last year, yet the gain was little changed from the sluggish post-recess ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 8:56 am
  • Do You Zentangle?

    A popular art form that is used by individuals all over the word and of all ages is Zentangle . According to the creators of the Zentangle ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Abbott's stock tumbles as outlook weighed by Venezuela

    ABBOTT PARK – Abbott Laboratories' stock tumbled Thursday after the maker of infant formula, medical devices and drugs gave a disappointing earnings f ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • McHenry County unemployment rises in December

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County unemployment rate in December budged to 5.3 percent, a 0.1 percentage point increase from the same time a year ago, ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • Take the Northwest Herald's News Quiz for January 2016

    Test your knowledge of local news. ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • Changing Jobs? How To Handle Your 401K

    A new year brings a new job for many people. If you have a 401K retirement account with the company you’re leaving, there are several considerations ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Don't fear global economic troubles, economist tells McHenry County businesses

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Don't worry about China or falling oil prices sinking the global economy and threatening the United States' vitality. The country' ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • U.S. new-home sales soar in December

    WASHINGTON – Americans rushed to buy new homes in December at the strongest pace in 10 months, with 2015 marking the strongest year for this segment o ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:57 am
  • Boeing adjusted 4Q profit beats, 2016 outlook disappoints

    CHICAGO – Boeing's fourth-quarter performance beat analysts' estimates, but the company's 2016 outlook came in well below Wall Street's expectations.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:41 am
  • Colonial Cafe Celebrates Mardi Gras With Exciting Menu Choices

    In New Orleans, Mardi Gras (also known as Fat Tuesday) is the last day of celebration before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Fat Tuesday marks ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:09 am
  • AptarGroup in Crystal Lake moves to acquire Germany company for $218 million

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Plastics product maker AptarGroup recently agreed to acquire a Germany-based company for $218 million, allowing the Crystal Lake manufa ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • American consumers showing more confidence in economy

    WASHINGTON – A strong job market and low gasoline prices helped boost U.S. consumer confidence again this month.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • U.S. home prices rise in November; all-time highs in 4 cities

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices increased at a faster clip in November, the gains fueled by solid hiring growth, historically low mortgage rates and a s ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 8:38 am
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