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  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid plunge to 15-year low

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted to the lowest level in 15 years last week, evidence that employers are laying ...
    April 30, 2015 - 8:41 am
  • U.S. consumer confidence slides in April

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level in four months, knocked down by a slowdown in hiring.
    April 28, 2015 - 9:48 am
  • U.S. home prices accelerated in February as sales rise

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices rose at a faster pace in February than the previous month, driven by higher sales and a limited supply of available hous ...
    April 28, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • New shop in Sycamore is ‘totally unique’

    By DARIA SOKOLOVA - dsokolova@shawmedia.comSYCAMORE – Lisa Wakefield says she wants to make as many ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • What could McDonald's do to pull its business from slump?

    NEW YORK – When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently.
    April 24, 2015 - 7:46 pm
  • U.S. new-home sales collapse in March

    WASHINGTON – Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted in March, as the spring buying season opened with sharp declines in the Northeast and South.
    April 23, 2015 - 9:21 am
  • U.S. jobless aid applications stay low, a sign of few layoffs

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was little changed last week, evidence that employers are cutting few jobs.
    April 23, 2015 - 8:27 am
  • DeKalb County home sales increase 15 percent in March

    DeKALB – Home sales in DeKalb County increased 15 percent in March, but it took the houses longer to sell and they fetched lower prices.
    April 22, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • U.S. home sales roared back to life in March

    WASHINGTON – U.S. homebuyers flooded back into the real estate market in March, pushing up sales and prices at the start of the spring buying season.
    April 22, 2015 - 9:16 am
  • Money Smart Week kicks off

    The Sycamore Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting to help Kishwaukee United Way kick off their largest financial literacy programming effort – Mo ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Hy-Vee donates to Sycamore Sports Boosters

    Hy-Vee in Sycamore recently donated $500 to the Sycamore Sports Boosters annual fundraiser "For the Love of the Game," which is scheduled this weekend ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:53 am
  • Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

    NEW YORK – McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't e ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Phone repair shop opens in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Raul Rodriguez opened his first Certified Phone Repair in Rockford last August but as business quickly picked up, he picked DeKalb as his sec ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Survey: U.S. businesses expect sales to rebound, more hiring

    WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiri ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Higher U.S. gas prices spark modest inflation in March

    WASHINGTON – Rising gas prices in March led to a slight increase in inflation, a sign that some of the broader economic impact from cheaper oil is fad ...
    April 17, 2015 - 8:30 am
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