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  • Attack rust spots on metal with sanding, primer and paint Sep 14, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. We have a white metal garage door that’s about 20 years old. There are some rust spots showing on it and we’ve tried everything to remove it without success.

  • Work Advice: Impersonnel management Sep 14, 2014 6:42 AM
    Screening with tests is fairly common practice among recruiters and temp agencies to ensure applicants meet a specific minimum skill level or personality type, especially at the entry level. And, for the love of Peter Pan, you are not your son’s agent. If you want him to be seen as an adult, stop intervening on his behalf.

  • NFL hunting to find next $9 Billion in revenue Sep 14, 2014 6:22 AM
    In the not-too-distant future, a football fan might be able to take a seat at the stadium, punch up any game on a seatback monitor, keep tabs on the real-time stats of a fantasy team, order up a hot dog and beer and even have a brand-new jacket brought to the seat if the wind kicks up. This is the future of the NFL — the $9 billion league that kicked off the 2014 season this week and has plans on going bigger over the next decade.

  • Career Coach: Tips for getting caught up Sep 14, 2014 6:39 AM
    A lot of you spent your Labor Day Holiday trying to get caught up at work. With the advent of enhanced technology and our 24/7 culture, it is becoming increasingly difficult for employees to ever feel they have all their work done. Here are some tips on how to juggle it all.

  • Tiny powder room can make a big impression Sep 14, 2014 6:45 AM
    Very often, the powder room bath is the tiniest room in your house. Yet this traditionally minimal space can become one of your most alluring attributes, no matter how small.

  • Jimmy Choo wants IPO value near $1 billion Sep 14, 2014 7:35 AM
    Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoemaker owned by JAB Holdings, may begin its initial public offering here as soon as this month amid rising demand for designer footwear, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The company has hired Bank of America to manage the sale and is seeking a valuation of about $1 billion.

  • 5 smart things coming to your car that make life safer Sep 14, 2014 7:41 AM
    5 smart things coming to your car: Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights. Sensors in cars that quickly alert other drivers to black ice, potholes or other hazards. A low-priced camera system that brings high-tech automatic braking to the masses.

  • Capital One banker upbeat on small business Sep 14, 2014 7:45 AM
    Based on what she’s seeing among the bank’s more than three million small business customers, Capital One’s Keri Gohman is upbeat. Business owners are reporting better earnings and reinvesting in their businesses and that’s translating into a rebound in loan demand.

  • Everything we know Apple’s bet on mobile payments Sep 14, 2014 7:32 AM
    More ambitious than the iPhone 6, more risky than the smartwatch, Apple’s entrance into the mobile payments business promises to change the face of retail forever -- if the company’s bet pays off. Here’s everything we know so far about Apple Pay and Apple’s leap into a whole new category of business.

  • Apple under Cook takes shape with new watch, bigger iPhones Sep 14, 2014 7:33 AM
    Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, after three years of incremental changes to products created under Steve Jobs, delivered on his promise to take the world’s most valuable company into new categories including wearables and payments.

  • Review: Why Apple Watch looks to be another winner Sep 14, 2014 7:37 AM
    As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive. The home screen has all your apps, arranged in rows like a honeycomb. You use the dial to zoom in and choose one. App developers will be able to decide what types of notifications appear on the watch and let you take actions such as replying to messages.

  • McDonald’s to test ordering burgers from tablets Sep 14, 2014 7:38 AM
    If you’ve ever felt guilty ordering at McDonald’s, the fast-food mega-chain has just the fix: You can now order your own quarter-pound bacon cheeseburger from a welcoming, non-judging machine.

  • Behind Big Macs, a drama over corporate control Sep 14, 2014 7:23 AM
    Behind those Big Macs and Whoppers is a hidden drama over corporate control. The fast-food industry is underpinned by an often tense relationship between companies like McDonald’s and Burger King and the franchisees who run their restaurants. Few customers think about this when scarfing down burgers.

  • Google buys startup Lift Labs to expand disease research Sep 14, 2014 7:11 AM
    Google Inc. is acquiring health- technology startup Lift Labs to add to its Google X research unit, as the company pursues new methods to address neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s.

  • Last car show in Libertyville Sep 14, 2014 4:25 PM
    The final Car Fun on 21 classic car show of the season is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 in downtown Libertyville.

  • Naperville teen programmer takes on cyberbullying Sep 14, 2014 7:30 AM
    Trisha Prabhu of Naperville says she has found a way to prevent cyberbullying: give teens a chance to change their minds before posting potentially offensive messages. Based on research she conducted on local teens, Trisha is developing a program called "Rethink" and taking it to the Google Science Fair finals this month. "I knew I had to do something to stop this problem," the 14-year-old said about cyberbullying.

  • Mayor: More development, changes coming to Rosemont Sep 14, 2014 7:35 AM
    Cranes are in the air and shovels are in the ground in Rosemont. The tiny northwest suburb, home to only 4,200 residents, has become a business and entertainment hub. But there’s more new infrastructure to come, as noted last week by Mayor Brad Stephens in his annual state of the village address.

  • Three-day visit is long enough to find house Sep 13, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. We are moving out of state for new jobs and we’re ready to buy our first house. The problem is we need to stay at our jobs till the last minute and don’t have much time for house hunting. If you have any advice about buying a house out of town that would be appreciated.

  • Condo board should act on abandoned unit Sep 13, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. One of our owners abandoned his unit three years ago. The board felt it would just be a matter of time before the owner’s mortgage company would foreclose, but so far nothing has happened, and the real estate taxes are being paid by the mortgage company. The association is losing assessments and the property is slowly becoming an eyesore in our community.

  • Rising prices fuel higher expectations Sep 13, 2014 12:01 AM
    Media reports about rising home prices, strangely enough, are starting to have a dampening effect on the local housing market, said Royal Hartwig, a member of the Royal Family team at Keller-Williams Realty’s Palatine office.

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