• U.S. retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop

    WASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Questions grow over banks as profit warnings pile up

    PARIS – Questions are growing over the financial health of banks, particularly in Europe, as they face a toxic mix of low economic growth, bad loans a ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 8:21 am
  • After challenging holiday, Sears to speed up store closings

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Following a "challenging" holiday season, Sears will accelerate the closure of some of its stores.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • Piper celebrates 10 years at Northern Rehab

    Physical therapist Liza Piper is celebrating her 10-year anniversary at Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Genoa business crafts natural, handmade soaps, lotions

    GENOA – Anne Ostdick has spent the last year and a half studying the healing properties in plants and infusing them into her handmade soaps, scrubs an ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Pletsch appointed to IPA board

    Karen Pletsch, publisher of the Daily Chronicle and regional publisher for Shaw Media, has been appointed to the Illinois Press Association Board of D ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • KC and IMEC offer breakfast briefing Feb. 17

    The Kishwaukee College Center for Business Development and Continuing Education and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center are partnering to off ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • DCEDC View: Strauss headlines economic luncheon

    How much will the U.S. economy grow during 2016? Will inflation increase or decrease? What will happen to the unemployment rate? How did the economy p ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Hopeful sign for U.S. economy: Job hunting ticks up

    WASHINGTON – For most of an agonizingly slow recovery from the Great Recession, millions of out-of-work Americans huddled on the sidelines of the job ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

    NEW YORK – Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 1:33 pm
  • Jobs report helps ease concerns a recession might be nearing

    WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • U.S. added just 151k jobs in January; unemployment rate at 4.9 percent

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January, a slowdown from recent months but still a sign of a solid job market. Employers raised pa ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 8:27 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise, but levels still low

    WASHINGTON – More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but applications stayed near historically low levels in a positive sign for the jo ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:00 am
  • Survey: U.S. employers added a solid 205K jobs in January

    WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses added a solid 205,000 jobs last month, lifted by robust gains in services and construction and extending a streak of stea ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • Three win Stakeholder of the Year

    Three employees have been awarded Resource Bank N.A.’s Stakeholder of the Year for 2015. The three w ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:30 am
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