• Manufacturing pace quickens after winter disruptions

    WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturing grew at a slightly faster pace in March compared with February as factory output recovered from disruptions caused by ...
    April 1, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Construction spending up only 0.1 percent

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending posted a slight increase in February as a rebound in construction of hotels and other nonresidential buildings ...
    April 1, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Charlotte Russe to host grand opening event

    ALGONQUIN – Charlotte Russeis hosting a grand opening event starting at 10 a.m. Friday at Algonquin Commons.
    April 1, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Syrup-makers go high-tech with wireless monitoring

    MILTON, Vt. – Maple syrup production has come a long way from metal buckets hung on trees, but even high-tech operations have had to rely on old-fashi ...
    April 1, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Centegra weight-loss institute changes name

    HUNTLEY – Centegra Health System has changed the name of its weight-loss institute to the Centegra Healthy Living Institute.
    April 1, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Q&A: Dissecting Google's unorthodox stock split

    SAN FRANCISCO – Google is poised to split its stock using an unusual method aimed at keeping co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in control of the ...
    April 1, 2014 - 4:26 pm
  • U.S. auto sales accelerated as March moved along

    DETROIT – U.S. auto sales went out like a lion in March.Automakers said Tuesday that new car and tru ...
    April 1, 2014 - 4:26 pm
  • Sen. Paul: Give Caterpillar award for tax strategy

    WASHINGTON – Caterpillar Inc. executives defended a tax strategy Tuesday that has saved the manufacturing giant billions in U.S. taxes. They got suppo ...
    April 1, 2014 - 4:26 pm
  • McHenry County unemployment rate at 8.8 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County’s unemployment rate was 8.8 percent in February, down from 9.7 percent in February 2013, according to preliminary figure ...
    April 1, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Caldwell: Crystal Lake Chamber gears up for spring

    On behalf of the Crystal Lake Chamber Foundation, happy spring. A new season brings renewed optimism and invigorating opportunities for growth.
    March 31, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • Yellen: Job market needs low rates ‘for some time’

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made clear Monday that she thinks the still-subpar U.S. job market will continue to need the help of l ...
    March 31, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • BlackBerry wins ruling against iPhone keyboard

    SAN FRANCISCO – Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a startup co-founde ...
    March 31, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • Supreme Court could limit software patents

    WASHINGTON – Is it too easy for high-tech companies to patent inventions that are not really new, but simply take an old idea and blend it with comput ...
    March 31, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • U.S. stocks head for a meager first-quarter gain

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose broadly in afternoon trading Monday as the market headed for its fifth straight quarterly gain. Microsoft led the technolo ...
    March 31, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Is the current minimum wage fair?

    WASHINGTON – The federal minimum wage has been below what's needed to keep a family of three out of poverty since 1980. It's also well shy of the peak ...
    April 2, 2014 - 2:37 pm
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