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  • McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores

    NEW YORK – McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives ...
    April 1, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Seattle begins to phase in $15 minimum wage

    SEATTLE – Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect Wednesday, nearly a year after this pricey West Coast city was celebrated by acti ...
    April 1, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • Why businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws

    NEW YORK – A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in s ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • U.S. auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

    DETROIT – U.S. auto sales slowed down a bit in March, but the industry remains optimistic about the market.
    April 1, 2015 - 8:59 am
  • Falling corn prices stalk Monsanto, sending Q2 profits lower

    WASHINGTON – Monsanto reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops, crimping sales of the company's b ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:51 am
  • U.S. home prices rise modestly, weigh on affordability

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home price increases continued to rise at a steady pace in January, as the housing market deals with affordability problems and few ...
    March 31, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • Country Inn & Suites receives award

    The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson of Sycamore was presented with a 2014 Country Inns & Suites President’s Award.
    April 8, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Borek: DCEDC promotes DeKalb County at SelectUSA trade show

    Investment by U.S. subsidiaries of foreign-owned firms represents a significant and increasing contribution to the U.S. economy.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Family Health Center celebrates

    The Sycamore Chamber Ambassadors recently held a ribbon-cutting at the Family Health Center, 1170 DeKalb Ave., Suite 111, in Sycamore, to help celebra ...
    April 14, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • goBoodle helps budding investors

    DeKALB – Ron Milner said he didn’t have much growing up with three brothers and a sister on the South Side of Chicago.
    March 30, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Business forecasters boost 2-year outlook for US economy

    A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • U.S. consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. But economists hope bigger paychec ...
    March 30, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • Duck Soup Co-op votes to shut down DeKalb natural foods store

    Note to readers: This story has been changed to clarify that Peggy James is no longer general manager of Duck Soup.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • Reader Poll

    Crime levels dropped in DeKalb in 2014, statistics show. Have you noticed?
    Yes, I feel safer
    No, I don't feel safer
    No, but never felt unsafe