Trump orders more unemployment pay, a payroll tax deferral
President Donald Trump on Saturday signed four executive orders, bypassing Congress after negotations for a new coronavirus stimulus package failed.
Review: I've worn Alexa-enabled glasses for two weeks. They're driving me bananas.All day long, Alexa whispers notifications from apps into my ear: "Slack." "Battery is at 20 percent." "Outlook." And more "Outlook." After two weeks with the $180 Echo Frames, I can report that you have to really love Alexa to want to wear it on your face.
Review: Five things Samsung fixed for its next folding phone, the Galaxy Z Fold2The good news for fans of the folding-screen trend is that Samsung is iterating its design quickly. The company said its designers "didn't compromise on anything" on the Z Fold2, setting expectations sky high. Here are five fixes -- and one big question that remains for now.
Instagram's new copycat video tool will have TikTok reelingReels' U.S. launch is timed just a week after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by Congress about his company's allegedly anticompetitive practices, including whether it copies ideas from smaller competitors.
Analysis: Love him or hate him, Elon Musk is enjoying a spectacular runIt's a remarkable turnaround from the dark days of 2018, when Tesla struggled to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan, scores of executives quit and Musk was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over his infamous "go private" tweet.
With COVID crushing advertising, YouTubers turn to subscriptionsNot long ago, trying to charge viewers to watch your videos on YouTube would have been a career-ender. But a growing breed of YouTube creators are now making most of their income on the site by charging fans for subscriptions.
'Good old southern food' coming to NapervilleIt's a Southern Thing, a restaurant popular in Durham, North Carolina, is coming to Naperville with an opening planned for Monday.
Wheeling TGI Fridays restaurant closesA TGI Fridays restaurant in Wheeling has closed after 13 years of operation in the Lake-Cook Road corridor.
Pheasant Run memorabilia will be available in online auctionThe decor, the memorabilia, the fixtures along Bourbon Street all contributed to the lure and charm of the iconic Pheasant Run Resort. An online auction next week offers an opportunity to preserve the history and recreate the ambience of the decades-old St. Charles hotel and entertainment hub that ceased operations earlier this year.
Batavia Boardwalk Shops could expand next seasonFour small, house-style stores are expected to be added to downtown Batavia next year, expanding a new retail concept that officials say has boosted foot traffic and spurred economic activity its inaugural season.
Big screen blockbusters coming to a Walmart parking lot near youIt didn't take long for word of Walmart's drive-in film series to spread. And once it did, reservations for the retail giant's parking lot screenings sold out within hours. That includes stores in Aurora, Batavia, DeKalb, Elgin, Huntley, St. Charles and Streamwood, which are among the Walmart locations participating in the event running Aug. 14 through Oct. 21.
1.2 million seek jobless aid after $600 federal check endsNearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired
Show me "more than" the money: Unlocking transition objectives for business ownersIndividuals want to maximize the value received for their companies, but what about engaging in proactive transition planning to better position owners and their companies to attain "more than" the money?
Ron Onesti: Take me out to the ballgame … and concert hallBaseball is back … kind of! Who would have thought we would be going through all of this AND a 60-game season with no fans in the seats? This MUST be some sort of bad dream; somebody wake me up! But regardless, I love my baseball, and will take it any way I can get it!
Money sense: When memory fadesWith the incidence of Alzheimer's and other forms of cognitive decline projected to rise, this insight from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management could help you prepare financially for a day you hope never will come.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- Naperville'Good old southern food' coming to Naperville
- WheelingWheeling TGI Fridays restaurant closes
- St. CharlesPheasant Run memorabilia will be available in online auction
- BataviaBatavia Boardwalk Shops could expand next season
- PalatinePalatine boxing, martial arts business looking at new location
- Cook CountyCook County offering rent help to tenants facing eviction
- Hoffman EstatesThe Windy City Bulls recently receives the 2019-20 NBA G League Promotion of the Year Award.
- WinfieldWinfield schedules public hearing on Town Center redevelopment
- BusinessConstruction starts on new Brightmont Academy facility
- LombardPinnacle Dermatology acquires N. Carolina practice
- NewsHigh-ranking federal health official visits Arlington Heights
- EducationDist. 214 superintendent, Dist. 21 board member will be on 'Beyond the Beltway'
- LibertyvilleLiberty theater owner seeks demolition decision
- SchaumburgSchaumburg's first recreational pot dispensary opens near Woodfield Mall
- NapervilleLoss of commuters means the end of Harry's Cafe at Naperville Metra station
Through the Film Magnifier: Bill Veeck, George Hamilton, Bridge Club, Stateville Prison riot and more
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