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    Stocks drift as Wall Street watches Alibaba

    Chief Financial Officer of Alibaba Group Maggie Wu strikes a bell as Jack Ma, left, founder of Alibaba, watches during the company’s IPO Friday at the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    Sep 19, 2014 4:42 PM

    Britain’s main index rose slightly after voters in Scotland rejected a referendum to break from the U.K. Some warned that if Scotland left, uncertainty over the future value of the British pound and government debt would have shaken the U.K economy.

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    Farm accidents increase in Illinois

    Central Illinois corn farmers begin to harvest this year’s corn crop Wednesday. Farming remains the deadliest industry in the country, with Illinois recording 21 fatalities from June 2013 to June 2014.

    Sep 19, 2014 4:34 PM

    Nine of the state’s 21 farm-related deaths over the past year were due to tractor accidents. Roadway collisions and grain bin accidents are also major causes of death.

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    Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

    A 3-D Printer during testing in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) Engineering Unit at Marshall Space Flight Center.

    Sep 19, 2014 4:06 PM

    SpaceX is making the supply run for NASA, the same California company that just won a huge contract to deliver U.S. astronauts to the space station. Its Falcon 9 rocket with an unmanned Dragon was scheduled to blast off at 2:14 a.m., although rainy weather threatened to interfere.

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    Sears needs 10 times the cash Lampert lends

    Eddie Lampert’s $400 million loan to Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. is enough to keep the 128-year-old retailer going for three months. It’ll need 10 times that capital if it hopes to see its 130th birthday.

    Sep 19, 2014 2:05 PM

    Eddie Lampert’s $400 million loan to Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. is enough to keep the 128-year-old retailer going for three months. It’ll need 10 times that capital if it hopes to see its 130th birthday.

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    Suburbanites storm Apple for new iPhone 6

    Devang Patel of Elgin holds up his new iPhone 6 Plus Friday morning at the South Elgin AT&T store. Patel was the last person to get a phone. Other customers placed orders for the devices.

    Sep 19, 2014 3:40 PM

    Apple fans get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus Friday morning at Apple retail stores and wireless carriers.

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    Suburban business owners honored

    Roch Tranel of Tranel Financial Group in Libertyville accepts his Regional Spirit award at the Daily Herald Business Ledger’s 2014 Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards ceremony Thursday.

    Sep 19, 2014 11:14 AM

    A total of 23 suburban business professionals were honored Thursday evening for their entrepreneurial spirit during the 15th annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards hosted by the Daily Herald Business Ledger

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