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  The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease — and hold down the price of your morning cup. At issue is a fungus called coffee rust that has caused more than $1 billion in...

Coffee fungus raising prices for high-end blends

Updated: 5/19/2014 07:53 AM

  An effort to cater to minority and immigrant groups began decades ago in inner-city hospitals, but it’s now becoming crucial to private institutions’ quest for paying customers. Immigrants from China, Vietnam and India have median...

Hospitals reach out to attract affluent immigrants

Updated: 5/16/2014 01:33 PM

  J.C. Penney Co.’s sales are finally headed in the right direction. The department-store chain that’s posted more than $2.5 billion in losses the past three years reported its first quarterly sales gain since 2011.

J.C. Penney Soars as Sales Gain for First Time in Three Yearsc.2014 Bloomberg News

Updated: 5/16/2014 01:32 PM

  Experts say the economic downturn brought new interest in self-employment from people having a difficult time finding well-paying jobs, especially immigrants and refugrees. That, in turn, has spurred significant growth in microbusiness development...

Organizations aim to train immigrant entrepreneurs

Updated: 5/15/2014 01:48 PM

  Carnival will dispatch a fourth ship to China next April, escalating the battle for passengers in the fastest-growing cruise market.

Carnival deploys 4th ship to China for booming leisure class

Updated: 5/15/2014 01:47 PM

  NEW YORK — Jumping on the latest hot trend seems like a sure-fire way to strike entrepreneurial gold. But while yoga studios and gluten-free bakeries may be popular, investors and business consultants say take a broader view. Trends in...

Need a small business idea? Don’t pick what’s hot

Updated: 5/14/2014 04:23 PM

  Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers.

Work Advice: Headed for a training wreck

Updated: 5/14/2014 04:23 PM

  The subject of office politics can bring up tales of back stabbing, deceit, gamesmanship, sabotaging others, ruining people’s reputations and other tactics used by colleagues to get ahead in the workplace. It seems everyone has at least a...

Career Coach: Getting past office politics

Updated: 5/14/2014 04:23 PM

  taly may not seem like the ideal place for a Domino’s Pizza shop, but the man who heads the American chain remains optimistic about the possibility. Despite the skepticism Domino’s might initially encounter, CEO Patrick Doyle says that...

Domino’s CEO on chain’s image, Italy prospects

Updated: 5/14/2014 04:23 PM

  A fun event -- our sixth annual Fittest Loser Challenge -- can underscore some serious problems and how we can make a dent in them as a team, writes Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editions.

Fittest Loser contest helps us move the needle

Updated: 5/19/2014 10:18 AM

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