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  Head out for an early morning spring hike as the Lake County Forest Preserve District hosts its Bird Walk at the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve, at Sheridan Road and Old Elm Road, Lake Forest. Catch a matinee screening of the 1971 feature film...

Sunday picks: Songbirds and Oompa Loompas

Updated: 4/18/2014 03:19 PM

  Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world’s best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.

Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

Updated: 4/18/2014 04:19 PM

  Once-filled tables in Belgium pubs are now often empty, a sign of the hard times many pubs like these have fallen upon as Belgians have stopped drinking beer like they used to. The Belgian beer federation is trying to rekindle local interest in the...

Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium’s love of beer

Updated: 4/18/2014 04:19 PM

  Chipotle restaurants are ringing up more sales than ever before. The chain said that sales at established locations rose 13.4 percent in the first quarter as it saw an increase in customer visits.

How Chipotle’s average sales per restaurant rank

Updated: 4/18/2014 04:19 PM

  As China’s growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper. Factories that had thrived by using cheap migrant labor to churn out...

China factories face new challenge as growth slows

Updated: 4/18/2014 03:07 PM

  I have been teaching piano for 13 years. It is my main source of income, and I love doing it. The problem is that every so often, one of my students quits with little or no notice. My professional reputation is good enough that current or former...

Work advice: Music teacher’s lost income not a minor issue

Updated: 4/18/2014 02:54 PM

  Go into many organizations and you might hear people say things like “I don’t trust my co-workers to do what they say they will,” “My boss can’t be trusted to keep confidential information” or “This...

Career Coach: How to build trust at work

Updated: 4/18/2014 02:54 PM

  Managers of mid-cap stock mutual funds say they’ve experienced the middle-child syndrome for years: Small-caps are young companies that offer the thrill of big growth, the thinking goes, while large-cap companies have well-established brands...

Mid-cap stocks are getting some love, finally

Updated: 4/18/2014 01:29 PM

  Minority business accelerators have launched in a handful of metropolitan areas in recent years as local businesses, chambers of commerce and economic development groups work to create more jobs and improve the quality of life in their regions. The...

Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth

Updated: 4/18/2014 01:28 PM

  Some low-paid workers won’t benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. More than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the minimum, currently $7.25 an hour. Those exclusions, rooted in...

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

Updated: 4/18/2014 03:19 PM

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