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  • 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
  • Target publicly endorses same-sex marriage

    MINNEAPOLIS – Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four yea ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:04 pm
  • Walgreen turns down inversion to cut tax bill

    Growing political heat and possible customer backlash helped dissuade Walgreen from trying to trim its tax bill by reorganizing overseas as part of an ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:04 pm
  • Pew: Split views on robots’ employment benefits

    WASHINGTON – In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, people could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chro ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:03 pm
  • Hong Kong Court: Tycoon can sue Google

    HONG KONG – A court has ruled that a Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over its autocomplete results suggesting he has links to organized crime.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:04 pm
  • Author, success coach to speak at WIM event

    McHENRY – Women in McHenry County’s new 2014-2015 program series “3rd Thursday Talks” will feature Sandra Switzer, co-author of “Yes You Can!: Reachin ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:03 pm
  • Mondelez says price hikes scared off customers

    DEERFIELD – Mondelez said price increases scared off some customers in its second quarter, and the company trimmed its sales forecast for the year.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • U.S. trade gap narrows to lowest level in 5 months

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. trade deficit fell in June to its lowest level since January as imports dropped sharply, led by lower shipments of cellphones, p ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:02 pm
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