WASHINGTON – After years of increasing health care costs, the outlook is improving for seniors worried about paying their medical bills during retirement.
NEW YORK – Baby boomers preparing for retirement are driving a surge in small business sales, as they find more and more buyers confident enough in the improving economy to expand their own businesses through acquisitions.
NEW YORK – A lot changes in 100 years, but the key to Hellmann's success may be that not much has changed for the mayonnaise.
BOISE, Idaho– A dozen years after a customer revolt forced Monsanto to ditch its genetically engineered potato, an Idaho company aims to resurrect high-tech spuds.
This photo, taken in about 1906, shows the grocery store of John “Judge” Buehler on the corner of McHenry Avenue and Virginia Street in Crystal Lake. It was known at the time as “Buehler’s Corner.”
NAIROBI, Kenya – The colorful handmade giraffes, elephants and warthogs made in a Nairobi workshop were once only dirty pieces of rubber cruising the Indian Ocean's currents.
ALGONQUIN – “Unleash the Power of Age” is the theme for the 2013 Older Americans Month. Celebrated every May since 1963 by communities and organizations across the country, Older Americans Month recognizes and applauds the vibrant lives, legacies and ongoing contributions of older Americans.
GARDINER, N.Y. – With all the orchards and corn fields that dot the Hudson Valley landscape, Tuthilltown Spirits doesn't have to look far for the grains and apples to make their whiskey, vodka and gin.
HUNTLEY – The Huntley Area Public Library Friends Foundation and the McHenry County 4-H Youth Foundation will now be able to better serve the community thanks to the support of local farmer, Pamela Kampwerth, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities.
CARY – They came. They saw. They planted. Volunteers from Sebert Landscaping gathered on Earth Day to renovate the landscape of Sage House Group Home for Individuals with Autism, 851 W. Main St., Cary.
In January, RIM renamed itself after its flagship product, BlackBerry. But is a new smartphone enough to save the beleaguered company?
NEW YORK – In an age when checks can be deposited by smartphone and almost everyone retrieves cash from ATMs, the corner bank can seem a relic, with its paper deposit slips, marble countertops and human tellers behind glass partitions.
The availability of motion pictures in the early 1900s opened a whole new world of entertainment possibilities. Jim Dvorak opened a movie theater in the Prokop garage building. In 1923, Joseph Kosatka bought the Dvorak business and built The Grove theater building. It became a mainstay of the Fox River Grove entertainment world for 32 years.
SAN FRANCISCO – The ailing personal computer market is getting weaker, and it’s starting to look as if it will never fully recover as a new generation of mobile devices reshapes the way people use technology.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Curran family isn’t leaving the fate of its Crystal Lake-based company to chance.
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