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  • Sales of new U.S. homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Sales of U.S. existing homes slip to a 20-month low

    WASHINGTON – Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available home ...
    April 22, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q

    SAN FRANCISCO – Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for t ...
    April 22, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Duffy: Choose your networking

    The DeKalb area has a number of great businesses with new ones joining the mix throughout the year. If you aren’t able to get out to check out these b ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:08 am
  • DeKalb's Sunshine Scoop promoting other local eateries

    DeKALB – Brian Weydert understands just how difficult it can be managing a small business. That’s wh ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Unemployment rates fall in 21 U.S. states last month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring improves for much of the country during what has been a sl ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • U.S. home building up in March after frigid winter

    WASHINGTON – U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building perm ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • U.S. stocks gain following a pickup in retail sales

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher, clawing back some of the ground they lost last week, as investors were encouraged by solid earnings from Ci ...
    April 14, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • How to get more time to file your tax return

    America's annual tax reckoning is here once again and for many who have yet to file their federal tax return, that means a mad dash to beat Uncle Sam' ...
    April 13, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Judge approves Detroit swaps deal with 2 banks

    DETROIT — Detroit can move ahead with a plan to settle a ruinous multimillion-dollar debt with two banks for $85 million, a judge said Friday as he al ...
    April 11, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • DeKalb DSW opening draws curious shoppers

    DeKALB – Sycamore resident Jeanna Valentin needed to buy sandals Thursday before she got a pedicure and saw comedian Gabriel Iglesias at Northern Illi ...
    April 11, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

    MATTHEWS, N.C. – Family Dollar plans to cut some jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. Th ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • NIU law student’s business is fit to be tied

    DeKALB – When Northern Illinois University law student Weston Sedgwick isn’t studying for his classes, he’s concentrating on managing his bow tie busi ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Crull joins local law firm

    Attorney Russell A. Crull has joined the firm ofKlein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis LLC as an associate.C ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Speaker tells women: Get out of your own way

    Women will learn to stop standing in their own way at the Kishwaukee Women’s Network luncheon April 17.
    April 8, 2014 - 10:43 am
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