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    US stocks fall, pulling market further below record highs

    Trader Thomas Kay works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, March 4, 2015. U.S. stocks are opening lower, putting the market on track for a second day of losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Mar 4, 2015 3:34 PM

    Stock indexes ended lower for a second day in US, pulling market further below record highs

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    Economist: Winter weather hampering economy

    Speaker Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, said we are going from a Wall Street to a Main Street economy during “The Big Event” held by Lake County Partners Wednesday at Lincolnshire Marriott.

    Mar 4, 2015 3:00 PM

    About 500 business community leaders attended a Lake County Partners economic breakfast Wednesday morning where Economist Diane Swonk said we are going from a Wall Street to a Main Street economy. Economic Architect Mark Lautman spoke about economic development changes.

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    McDonald’s to use chicken without human antibiotics

    McDonald’s on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 said it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST.

    Mar 4, 2015 10:12 AM

    McDonald’s says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST. The Oak Brook-based company says the chicken change will take place within the next two years. The milk change will take place later this year.

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    Teens envision healthy plan for Naperville Crossings

    Neuqua Valley High School students Quincy VanderMeulen, Kim Turner, Aarushi Shrivastava, Gabriella Arizzi and Christina Hui won the contest to develop a marketing plan for the Naperville Crossings development at 95th Street and Route 59. They recommend creating a healthy lifestyle center.

    Mar 4, 2015 12:01 PM

    Nike, Lush cosmetics, Big Bowl Asian restaurant, Fleming’s steakhouse, an indoor go-kart venue and an indoor rock climbing facility should fill vacancies at Naperville Crossings at 95th Street and Route 59. That's the vision of five girls from Neuqua Valley High School who envision the area becoming a healthy lifestyle center.

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    Salt Creek Pizza claims Elk Grove Village spot

    Bartender Susan Fennell pours a beer at the Salt Creek Pizza & Pub in Elk Grove Village.

    Mar 4, 2015 12:43 PM

    Hot sauce kicks up a Buffalo chicken pizza at the new Salt Creek Pizza & Pub in Elk Grove Village, which is drawing diners with good food and craft beer. Among the most popular picks — a napkin-required pulled pork sandwich topped with pickles and served with a heaping side of crispy, sweet onion rings.

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    Why the outlook for global economy has brightened

    From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many feared was at risk of stalling appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates.

    Mar 4, 2015 10:40 AM

    From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates. U.S. consumers are feeling flusher, thanks to lower gas prices, a burst of hiring and long-awaited if still-modest pay raises for many. Their spending is expected to boost growth this year in the United States and overseas.

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