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  • Economists lower forecasts for U.S. growth

    WASHINGTON – U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-June quarter and 2014, though they remain optimistic that ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • Downside of low U.S. mortgage rates? Less selling

    WASHINGTON – Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it wou ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • U.S. consumer borrowing rises at slower pace in May

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers increased their borrowing at a slower pace in May compared to the prior month.
    July 8, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • Landscaping and barn salvage business open in Genoa

    GENOA – Lloyd Landscape and Old Barn Salvage was welcomed to the Genoa Area Chamber in a ribbon cutting and Business After Hours June 24.
    July 7, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Safety video honored with industry award

    OC Imageworks of DeKalb was named a bronze winner in the 35th annual Telly Awards for "Kishwaukee College Emergency Preparedness Video." There were ne ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • ARMSTRONG: 2 new group events in ’15

    Later this month the annual Illinois Office of Tourism Road Show, led by Deputy Director of Tourism Jen Hoelzle, will announce the economic impact tou ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Sycamore juice bar promotes healthy lifestyle

    SYCAMORE – A former Northern Illinois University instructor is teaming up with a Hawaii native and German woman to open an organic juice bar in Sycamo ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • US factory orders slide 0.5 percent in May

    WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories fell in May, ending three months of gains.The Commerce Departm ...
    July 2, 2014 - 1:11 pm
  • Genoa plant business grows to include barn salvage

    GENOA – Bill Lloyd doesn't know what he's going to create with the wood he salvages from 100-year-old barns until he sits down and starts working.
    June 30, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • DUFFY: Sizzling summer fun planned in downtown DeKalb this month

    The official first day of summer may be June 21, but July is when summer really kicks into high gear.
    June 30, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Consumer spending in May was disappointingly weak

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers stepped up their spending only modestly in May, a disappointment to economists who said the weaker-than-expected gain will ...
    June 26, 2014 - 8:50 am
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