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  Activity at U.S. service firms accelerated in October behind a jump in sales and more hiring, suggesting businesses largely shrugged off the partial government shutdown. The Institute of Supply Management said Tuesday that its service-sector index...

U.S. service firms expanded more quickly in October

Updated: 11/5/2013 11:11 AM

  IPO fever is back. Five years after the financial crisis dampened enthusiasm for initial public offerings, investors are again eager to buy shares when companies start trading. Twitter is the star this week, but the number of offerings shows that...

Twitter just one symptom of IPO fever's return

Updated: 11/5/2013 07:08 AM

  CVS Caremark says its third-quarter net income climbed 25 percent in performance that beat Wall Street expectations. The drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager also raised its 2013 earnings forecast.

CVS Caremark 3Q profit rises 25 percent

Updated: 11/5/2013 07:07 AM

  A new report estimates half a million Illinois residents are eligible for tax credits to lower the cost of health insurance if they buy it on the marketplace that's part of President Barack Obama's health law. The report from the nonpartisan Kaiser...

501,000 Illinoisans could get subsidized coverage

Updated: 11/5/2013 06:54 AM

  Illinois officials are handing out $10,000 grants to nine emergency-response agencies to upgrade their communications equipment. Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Jonathon Monken (MUN'-kihn) says the money will pay for maintaining...

Illinois handing out $90K for emergency communications upgrades

Updated: 11/5/2013 06:46 AM

  Amtrak is giving travelers in Illinois more options on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, adding service on the Chicago-to-Quincy corridor that has stops in Galesburg and Macomb. Rail officials announced Monday they're adding a train leaving Quincy at...

Amtrak adds service for Thanksgiving travelers

Updated: 11/5/2013 06:42 AM

  Not long ago, a homeowner looking for the airiness of a Noguchi lamp or the clean lines of European-style cabinetry would be forced to journey between the handful of modern furnishing stores they might be fortunate enough to have in their area - or...

Turning to the Web for contemporary design

Updated: 11/5/2013 10:41 AM

  There's no shortage of buzz about beekeeping these days. From environmentalists worried about disappearing colonies to foodies seeking locally sourced liquid gold, lots of new beekeepers are itching to roll down their sleeves. With cities like New...

To bee? Hobbyist hives require time, money

Updated: 11/4/2013 12:00 PM

  The way Fido wags his tail might reveal more about him than you know. Just ask another dog. A few years ago, researchers discovered a subtle difference in how dogs wag their tails. When a dog sees something positive, such as its owner, it tends to...

Fido's tail wags may reveal more than you think

Updated: 11/4/2013 11:34 AM

  Happily hunched over his iPad, Britain's most celebrated living artist David Hockney is pioneering in the art world again, turning his index finger into a paintbrush that he uses to swipe across a touch screen to create vibrant landscapes, colorful...

iPad art gains recognition in new Hockney exhibit

Updated: 11/4/2013 10:58 AM

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