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  • U.S. economic growth in Q4 revised down to 2.2 percent

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 8:25 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to 313,000

    WASHINGTON – More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 8:43 am
  • U.S. new home sales barely nudge up in January

    WASHINGTON – Sales of new U.S. homes were basically flat in January, evidence that recent job gains and relatively low mortgage rates have yet to spur ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:27 am
  • Local investment planners headed to conference

    Chris Eller and Eric Arkins will join more than 200 of their fellow representatives at the Investment Centers of America Inc. national educational con ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • 3M awards stethoscopes to KC nursing students

    Five first-year nursing students at Kishwaukee College were the recipients of Littmann stethoscopes from the Community Support Group at 3M. Jon Pruitt ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Sycamore lawyer pens article in Illinois Bar Journal

    Heather M. Fritsch, a sole practitioner in Sycamore, is the author of “The Top 10 Things to Do Before Your First Residential Real Estate Transaction,” ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • McGraths support NIU entrepreneurship programs

    Northern Illinois University has received a transformative gift from Michael and Kristina McGrath in support of entrepreneurship programs in the NIU C ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Fogle: Area students participate in the Assemble ur Career Tour

    On Feb. 10, 136 students from DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa-Kingston and Rochelle Township high schools participated in a visit, got a plant tour and then l ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • U.S. home sales plunge 4.9 percent in January

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home sales struck a snow drift in January, plunging to the slowest pace in nine months.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 9:47 am
  • Low corn prices expected to eat into farmers' profits

    WATERMAN – Nick Kessler, site manager at Monsanto’s Waterman Research Facility, said 2014 was a record year for corn across the country.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Caterpillar staying put in Peoria, expanding headquarters

    PEORIA – Caterpillar Inc. announced Friday that it is keeping its global headquarters in downtown Peoria and expanding its corporate campus in what it ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • White House: Higher wages needed to make up for stagnation

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's top economists say that even as the U.S. has managed to kick start a lasting and growing recovery, modest wage g ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 9:39 am
  • Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's U.S. workers to get pay raises

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains U.S. hourly workers as the embattled retaile ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 8:11 am
  • Dog writer wins awards in national competition

    For the second year in a row, local dog writer Sharon Pflaumer won the largest cash award in the Dog Writers Association of America Annual National Wr ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Salis earns insurance designation

    Anthony Salis has been named an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society.Salis was awarded the As ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:41 pm
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