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  The Dow Jones industrial average dropped nearly 240 points in morning trading Wednesday after Italy's borrowing costs soared, a sign that Europe's debt crisis had spilled into the third-largest economy in the euro bloc. The yield on the benchmark...

Dow average slides as Italian borrowing costs soar

Updated: 11/9/2011 10:58 AM

  U.S. stock futures retreated, indicating the Standard & Poor's 500 Index will erase two days of gains, as a jump in Italian bond yields signaled Europe's debt crisis is worsening.

U.S. Stock-index futures tumble as italian bond yields surge

Updated: 11/9/2011 06:45 AM

  BRUSSELS — Dexia, the Franco-Belgian lender that had to be bailed out last month, says the firesale of its Belgian retail business and losses on Greek government bonds cost it almost (euro) 6.32 billion ($8.74 billion) in the third...

Restructuring, loans to Greece cost Dexia $8.7B

Updated: 11/9/2011 06:28 AM

  GENEVA — Russia has signed a deal with Georgia seen as the final hurdle to membership in the World Trade Organization.Russian and Georgian negotiators inked the agreement Wednesday at the WTO headquarters in Geneva.

Russia takes last WTO hurdle with Georgia deal

Updated: 11/9/2011 06:28 AM

  No offense to the young man who died, but this accident could have been avoided. Why have some schools banned lifts? I see no logical reason. People should know not to do anything like this.

Ban on aerial lifts goes too far

Updated: 11/9/2011 03:59 PM

  The union representing striking workers at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale has announced the walkout has ended. Union spokesman Dave Johnson said late Wednesday that while no tentative agreement has been reached with university officials,...

Strike by faculty at SIU ends

Updated: 11/9/2011 10:45 PM

  Woodland Elementary District 50 officials say they are not the only ones who should be concerned about how state-created charter schools are funded. Woodland has called attention to an increasing amount of general state aid being diverted to Prairie...

Local officials say state charter school commission is cause for concern

Updated: 11/9/2011 06:56 PM

  The Little City Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Palatine that serves children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will honor longtime supporter and former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley at its 2011 Annual Dinner Gala.

Palatine's Little City to honor former Mayor Daley

Updated: 11/9/2011 06:24 PM

  Downtown Des Plaines businesses will be able to apply for up to $40,000 in grants from the city for interior building renovations, and facade and awning improvements as part of incentives guidelines approved by the city council this week.

Des Plaines approves new rules for downtown business incentives

Updated: 11/9/2011 06:21 PM

  The Women of Success of Lake County will host a fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 12, to help a struggling family from Niles.

Women of Success host fundraiser in Round Lake to help family

Updated: 11/9/2011 06:18 PM

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