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U.S. stocks jump following strong corporate earnings

dailyherald.com — NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose sharply in midday trading Thursday, driven by encouraging earnings from companies including Caterpillar and 3M. Investors were also encouraged by some positive manufacturing news out of Europe. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 27 points, or 1.4 percent, to 1,954, as of noon Eastern time.

See partial solar eclipse, if skies don't cloud over Thursday afternoon

dailyherald.com — CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year. On Thursday, most of North America will have prime viewing of a partial solar eclipse, if it's not too cloudy in the Chicago area. Interested in reusing this article?
Oct 23, 2014

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Naperville settles with would-be electric monitoring provider

dailyherald.com — Naperville will receive a $675,000 settlement from a lawsuit it filed against a company that failed to deliver an online energy monitoring system as part of the city's switch to smart electric meters. The payment will come from Calico Energy Inc. of Bellevue, Washington, and represents 85 percent of the roughly $800,000 the city paid the company since 2010.
Oct 23, 2014

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Agency missteps leave motorists In dark on air-bag defects

dailyherald.com — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration botched its effort to inform the public about a potentially lethal air-bag defect, directing 8 million consumers to an inoperable website and leaving millions of others unsure as to whether their cars were even at risk.

St. Charles to require new massage license after prostitution arrests

dailyherald.com — Logging three prostitution arrests during stings at three different massage parlors this spring proved to be a wake-up call for St. Charles officials. Addressing the growing problem while not harming legitimate businesses has been a challenge with more massage parlors opening in the city in the past two years.