NEW YORK – Starbucks has a new way to wake up its customers: showing the calories in its drinks.
NEW YORK – Here's the latest goal for food makers: Perfect the art of imperfection.
McHENRY – Pete Merkel, McHenry’s first parks and recreation director, has been named as the 2013 Fiesta Days parade marshal.
Posing confidently in front of his store is John Joseph Vycital, the man in the center of this 1908 photograph. The business, on Green Street in McHenry, had been opened two years before and was to have a long, successful life.
NEW YORK – McDonald's is taking a small step toward offering breakfast items outside of its usual breakfast hours — at least if you're a night owl.
WASHINGTON – A debate is raging among investors and analysts: Has the Federal Reserve inflated a stock market bubble by driving interest rates to record lows?
Invisalign, a San Jose, Calif., company, uses 3-D printing to make each mouthful of customized, transparent braces. Mackenzies Chocolates, a confectioner in Santa Cruz, uses a 3-D printer to pump out chocolate molds. And earlier this year, Cornell University researchers used a 3-D printer, along with injections of a special collagen gel, to create a human-shaped ear.
NEW YORK – Attention small business owners: It's time to get ready for the summertime slowdown.
SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft is trying to fix what it got wrong with its radical makeover of Windows. It’s making the operating system easier to navigate and enabling users to set up the software so it starts in a more familiar format designed for personal computers.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Historical Society’s Union soldier statue restoration project has received the Pride in Crystal Lake Award from the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce.
MILWAUKEE – A century ago, the seven-story brick building a few blocks from downtown was a factory – a symbol of an era when Milwaukee and other cities ringing the Great Lakes were industrial powerhouses churning out steel, automobiles and appliances. Eventually the region’s manufacturing core crumbled, and the structure became an all-but-forgotten warehouse.
FARMINGTON – Cooked to the 1930s' made-in-Flossie-Howard's-cast-iron-kettle recipe, the original Kitchen Cooked Potato Chips are be a cult item.
McHENRY – Gary Lang Auto Group received Mark of Excellence awards Tuesday from Chevrolet and GMC during the dealership's 30th anniversary celebration.
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.
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