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  • U.S. construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    NEW YORK – McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • Schwarz joins HR Green in McHenry

    McHENRY – HR Green recently announced the appointment of Technical Adviser Steven Schwarz.Schwarz, o ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Dave Says: Use savings to pay off student loans, buy cheaper car

    Dear Dave,I’m driving a 10-year-old car with 195,000 miles on it. The car needs $1,500 in repairs, a ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?

    NEW YORK – Is it time to cash out of stocks?The market has nearly tripled in a little over five year ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

    NEW YORK – Is it time to cash out of stocks?The market has nearly tripled in a little over five year ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing

    NEW YORK – The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded.Shares of Abercrombie & F ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • U.S. economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent rate in 2Q

    WASHINGTON – After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government sa ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

    TORONTO – Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain’s cof ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • Americans’ pessimism on economy has grown

    WASHINGTON – Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • U.S. economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent this year

    WASHINGTON – The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor p ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:55 pm
  • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    NEW YORK – Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:55 pm
  • Video games come of age as spectator sport

    NEW YORK – Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play “Pac-Man.” And for decades, ki ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class

    DUBLIN – European budget carrier Ryanair is offering business-class tickets in an attempt to woo companies and governments during penny-pinching times ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:55 pm
  • Durable goods orders surge 22.6 percent

    WASHINGTON – Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July. But most of the strength came from d ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:24 pm
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