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  • Dow industrials have their best day in three years

    NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest surge in three years Thursday, its second straight triple-digit gain following the Federal ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:36 am
  • George Ryan: Thaw in Cuba relations will open markets

    CHICAGO – Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, who made a historic trip to Cuba 15 years ago, says restoring diplomatic relations with the island nation ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 6:23 pm
  • Illinois unemployment rate falls to 6.4 percent

    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois' unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, hitting 6.4 percent, the state Department of Employment ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Kraft Foods CEO Tony Vernon to retire; Chairman John Cahill named successor

    NORTHFIELD — Kraft Foods Group Inc. says that CEO Tony Vernon plans to retire later this month. The company named Chairman John Cahill as his successo ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • Sony faces 2nd class action lawsuit over data breach

    NEW YORK — A second class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony Pictures Entertainment by two former employees whose private data was stolen from ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:07 pm
  • Unless asked, don’t offer any financial advice

    Dear Dave,My brother and I recently received an inheritance after our mom died. He’s never been very ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Gift guide: Small, smart techie stocking stuffers

    If you were naughty this year, you might end up with something big and boring, like a vacuum cleaner. If you were good, you might ask for one of these ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
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