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  Thousands of people are expected to gather in Horicon this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the John Deere lawn-and-garden tractor. The model 110 tractor was first made at John Deere Corp.'s Horicon Works factory in 1963. It is a...

John Deere celebrates lawn tractor's 50th birthday

Updated: 7/25/2013 09:41 AM

  The parent of United Airlines says its profit rose 38 percent as it spent less on fuel and slightly boosted fares. United cut flying by 2 percent compared to a year earlier, but passengers paid slightly more to fly. Also, United's fuel bill dropped...

United Continental boosts 2Q earnings 38 pct.

Updated: 7/25/2013 04:58 PM

  Google has unveiled a sleeker and more powerful version of its Nexus 7 tablet that runs on the company's Android software. Prices for the improved model start at $229, or $30 higher than the lowest-priced Nexus 7 current on sale.

Google aims more devices at Apple

Updated: 7/25/2013 07:22 AM

  University of Illinois trustees are expected to extend university President Robert Easter's contract by a year. Trustees will meet Thursday in Chicago to sign off on a deal that would keep Easter as president through June 2015.

U. of Illinois president to get extension

Updated: 7/25/2013 07:16 AM

  General Motors says second-quarter net income fell 16 percent as slowing international profits and losses in Europe offset strong North American earnings. The company earned $1.26 billion from April through June, or 75 cents per share. That compares...

GM 2Q profit falls nearly 16 percent

Updated: 7/25/2013 07:37 AM

  Pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp. says it will open a national "innovation center" in Chicago. The company and Mayor Rahm Emanuel say the 25,000-square-foot center will have 50 employees and will draw top health care and business innovators...

Lisle's Catamaran Corp. to open national center in Chicago

Updated: 7/25/2013 07:11 AM

  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEE'-lee-uhs) asked female bloggers attending a Chicago conference to "help spread the word" about new health insurance opportunities that begin this fall under a federal health care law.

Sebelius recruits bloggers to health care blitz

Updated: 7/25/2013 12:17 PM

  A bipartisan Senate compromise on student loans is heading to House, where lawmakers there already have voted to link interest rates with the financial markets. If lawmakers can iron out the relatively small differences between the House student...

Student loan deal faces an easy path in House

Updated: 7/25/2013 07:35 AM

  Gov. Pat Quinn is set to sign legislation that will push forward long-stalled plans for a third Chicago area airport and a DePaul University sports complex. It would also award tax incentives for a fertilizer plant in central Illinois.

Quinn to OK bill for Peotone airport, DePaul arena

Updated: 7/26/2013 07:50 AM

  Hugh Jackman has been playing famed mutant Wolverine since 2000 and could do it in his sleep if he wanted to. Yet on his latest outing, he gives his character added depth and vulnerability, lifting "The Wolverine" up from the usual...

Jackman gives 'Wolverine' sequel added depth

Updated: 7/24/2013 10:03 PM

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