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  • 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 - 9:20 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
  • Gastroenterologist joins Kish physician group

    Dr. Khurram Qadir, gastroenterologist and hepatologist, has joined the KishHealth System Physician Group and is accepting new patients at the KishHeal ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • KishHealth marketing team wins awards

    The KishHealth System marketing and public relations department earned 10 Pinnacle awards on Oct. 23 from the Illinois Society of Healthcare Marketing ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Valiant Eagle partners with martial arts pro

    HINCKLEY – Eric Hartwig just needs a few more students to join his Brazilian jiu-jitsu class before he invites his friend, a professional mixed martia ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Lower gas prices boost U.S. SUV sales in October

    DETROIT – Falling gas prices improved buyers' moods and boosted sales of SUVs and trucks in October.
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • U.S. construction spending down for second month

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending fell for a second straight month in September as a slight rebound in housing was offset by further declines in ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 9:36 am
  • Pace of U.S. factory activity picks up in October

    WASHINGTON – U.S. factories were busier in October. Orders, productivity and hiring all grew faster than they did in September, according to a private ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Agent’s volunteerism earns grant for Adventure Works

    Sycamore Allstate agency owner Patrick Shafer earned the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to community service and help ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Fed keeps rate at record low, ends bond buying

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a U.S. job market that's improving but still isn't fully ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • Ford recalls 205,000 SUVs for fuel tank leaks

    DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford is recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak and cause a fir ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • U.S. consumer confidence rose in October

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in October, hitting a seven-year high as solid job gains raised expectations for economic gro ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:34 am
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