One fisherman uses a bike to deliver hundreds of pounds of salmon to local markets. A mom who regularly shuttles her two kids around town once tried to haul a twin mattress home. And some companies are using the bikes to deliver beer kegs or pick up recycling.
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A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate to a five-year low of 7 percent in November, an encouraging sign for the economy.
The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. But nearly half the growth came from a buildup in business stockpiles, a trend that could reverse in the current quarter and hold back growth.
FedEx will raise its FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery rates in January in addition to raising express shipping rates.
There are smiles on many faces in Gurnee, now that Mayor Kristina Kovarik announced this week that Mariano’s, a quality grocery market chain, will soon replace a distressed Dominick’s store at 6655 Grand Ave.
Tuesday, Dec. 10: Antioch Chamber Working Women’s Holiday networking breakfast 7:30 a.m. at Dockers North, 955 Route 59, Antioch.
Dear Carrie: We’ve been married for two years and so far, my husband and I have pretty much split bills down the middle. That’s about to change as I become a full-time graduate student with limited income.
Tuesday, Dec. 10: Antioch Chamber of Commerce Working Women’s Holiday networking breakfast 7:30 a.m. at Dockers North, 955 Route 59, Antioch.
Walgreen Co. says revenue from its established stores rose 3.2 percent last month compared to November 2012, when a wave of generic drugs hurt the top-line of the nation’s largest drugstore chain.
The stock market continued its sluggish start to the month on Wednesday. Stocks fell as investors weighed conflicting economic reports and assessed the outlook for the Federal Reserve’s economic stimulus program.
The Dominick’s stores to be taken over by Mariano’s include three in Chicago and eight in the suburbs, including Gurnee and Buffalo Grove. Safeway Inc., which operates 72 Dominick’s stores in the Chicago area said in October it would exit the local market by year’s end.
The worst of the online glitches, crashes and delays may be over for the problem-plagued government health care website, the Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday. But that doesn’t mean HealthCare.gov is ready for a clean bill of health. Officials acknowledged more work remains on the websitem, which had hundreds of software bugs, inadequate equipment and inefficient management when it made its national debut two months ago.
Three local companies housed at the Lake Forest Business Accelerator paired up with a trio of students in Lake Forest College’s Entrepreneurial Marketing class, and the students then elevated their classroom lectures to a hands-on assignment. They then presented their results this week during a Lake Forest version of “Shark Tank.”
With big-box stores offering doorbusters and opening at crazy hours on Thanksgiving, small businesses, especially mom-and-pop shops, seem to lose their relevance. Not so! Small businesses command die-hard, loyal customers.
Tuesday, Dec. 3: Lake County Young Professionals Power Hour Holiday Party at 5:30 p.m. at Shakou Sushi in Libertyville.
Leaders from across Lake County gathered this month to learn how a novel partnership in Kalamazoo, Mich., is working to create a hub of training opportunities around the synergy between wellness and locally-grown food.