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  • Study: CEOs in year's 10 big mergers to get $430M

    NEW YORK – This year’s flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are sel ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • 93-year-old woman marks 75 years with same company

    MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. – Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939, and she’s still there.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Tips on getting deals during Black Friday blitz

    NEW YORK – Brace yourself for the Black Friday shopping bonanza.Sure, stores have been pushing disco ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • JetBlue to add bag fees on cheapest tickets

    It will soon cost you money to check a bag on JetBlue if you buy the cheapest level of tickets.JetBl ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • DeKalb County Board to vote on establishing an enterprise zone

    SYCAMORE – Without financial incentives from the city of DeKalb, Lincoln Inn and Faranda’s would have been mere dreams for Bill and Joy McMahon.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • DeKalb coffee-roasting business heating up

    DeKALB – Eventually, Eugene Powers hopes to find some retail space for his coffee venture. For now, ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Why airfare keeps rising despite lower oil prices

    NEW YORK – Planes are full. Passengers clamor for amenities. Investors want a payout. New planes are on order.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • U.S. factory output increases 0.2 pct in October

    WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturing output grew modestly in October, as autoworkers churned out fewer cars and trucks.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • G-20 summit opens in Australia; growth tops agenda

    BRISBANE, Australia – As G-20 summit host Brisbane sweltered through a blistering heat wave, world leaders on Saturday got down to the business of cem ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 6:18 pm
  • Gas to average under $3 in 2015, government says

    NEW YORK – The average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday. If the sharply lower estimate h ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • McDonald's key sales figure declines in October

    OAK BROOK – McDonald's Corp. says that a key global sales figure slipped 0.5 percent in October, with weakness in the U.S. and ongoing difficulties fr ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • U.S. consumer borrowing up $15.9 billion

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in September with gains in credit card debt and auto and student loans.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to 278,000

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, adding to signs that the job market should continue to improve.
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Veterans get a free lunch at Texas Roadhouse

    Chicago-area Texas Roadhouse restaurants, including the new location at 1950 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore, will offer free lunch to veterans and active-dut ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Sycamore attorney authors real estate book

    Heather M. Fritsch, an attorney practicing in Sycamore, is the author of “Basic Residential Real Estate: From Contract to Closing,” a book recently pu ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:44 pm
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