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Zebra to spend $3.45B on Motorola Solutions unit

Zebra Technologies will spend more than $3 billion to buy the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a considerable expansion that is both technological and geographical.


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Ambulatory care site moves from Libertyville to Vernon Hills


An outpatient ambulatory care center opened this month at 240 Center Drive in Vernon Hills.

US stock markets rebounds after choppy day


A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday. Stocks managed a late-afternoon rebound for the second time in two days as investors seemed to brush off a report of lower confidence among homebuilders and simmering tensions in the Ukraine.

Mickey Finn’s doors closed for move to new home


Libertyville’s famed Irish Pub Mickey Finn’s Brewery temporarily closed after one final hurrah in it’s long-time home, at 412 N. Milwaukee Ave. Mickey Finn’s owner Brian Grano said the pub closed for at least 10 days following Sunday’s performance by house band Henneberry. Gran

US retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March


U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.

US stocks recover some ground on retail sales gain


U.S. stocks mounted a modest rally Monday, helping investors recover some of the ground lost after a rough finish last week.

GM replacing communications, human resources heads

General Motors is replacing the executives in charge of communications and human resources as it struggles with a string of embarrassing recalls that have led to congressional hearings and federal investigations.

Business Calendar

Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills Chamber of Commerce: Economic Outlook Membership Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Dave & Busters, Westfield Hawthorn Mall, Vernon Hills.

Business Brief

Gurnee: Express Employment Professionals of Waukegan and Libertyville will host the 2014 Refresh Leadership Simulcast broadcast from 7:45 to 11:45 a.m. April 16 at KeyLime Cove, 1700 Nations Drive.

Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years


As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday’s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years.

Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k)


It’s the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees. And now a new study finds that the typical 401(k) fees — adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year — would erase $70,000 from an average worker’s account over a four-decade career compared with lower-cost options.

Visions of 1964 World’s Fair didn’t all come true


The millions of visitors who attended the New York World’s Fair that opened in 1964 were introduced to a range of technological innovations and predictions.

Salon, spa returns to Lincolnshire with ‘new karma’


When Katherine Barman went to Florida, she got her fingernails ruined. When she came back to Lincolnshire, the Zaza Salon saved them.

People on the Move

Joyce Sapir of Deerfield was honored as the 2014 National Runaway Safeline (NRS) Volunteer of the Year for her commitment to helping runaway, homeless and at-risk youth and their families.

Business Calendar

Tuesday, April 15: Buffalo Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Basic Training at 8 a.m., 50 1/2 Raupp Blvd. Buffalo Grove.

BMW extends recall worldwide to half-million cars

German automaker BMW is issuing a worldwide recall of many models of cars with certain six-cylinder gas motors after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine. The company said Friday the recall affects 489,000 vehicles worldwide, including 156,000 in the U.S.