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  • Northwestern, Cadence Health merger takes effect Sept. 1

    Effective Sept. 1, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Winfield-based Cadence Health will merge into one health system — one of the largest in the Chicago area, officials said Wednesday. “We are honored to welcome Cadence Health into the Northwestern Medicine family,” Dean M. Harrison, NMHC President …Read More

  • US indexes drift a day after record; Express gains

    Stocks were mostly flat in midday trading Wednesday after wavering between small gains and losses through much of the morning. Investors had their eye on a batch of company earnings and the latest corporate deal news. Trading volume was light ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.

  • Spiders force Suzuki to recall midsize cars

    Suzuki is recalling more than 19,000 cars because spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the gas tank to deform, causing cracks, fuel leaks and possible fires.

  • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

    IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France


    Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister.

    US consumer confidence near a 7-year high: survey


    U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains. The optimism suggests Americans will be more likely to spend in the months ahead, an important boost to the economy.

    US closes probe into Camry Hybrid brake problems

    An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall.

    S&P 500 closes above 2,000 for first time


    It was a big round-number day for the stock market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed above 2,000 points Tuesday for the first time.

    US durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent


    Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation, orders actually fell.

    Best Buy posts mixed results in 2Q

    Best Buy’s fiscal second-quarter net income fell 45 percent, with sales weakening as shoppers continued their move to making purchases online.

    US probes Ford Explorer police SUV brake hoses

    U.S. safety regulators are investigating a complaint that front brake hoses can fail on some Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs.

    Ford adds workers, investment to back MKC output

    Ford has beefed up its workforce and investment at a Kentucky plant to support production of its new Lincoln SUV as the automaker looks to reinvigorate its luxury brand.

    LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs


    LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology. A 65-inch model will cost nearly $12,000.

    Sony network hit by attack, exec’s flight diverted

    Sony says its PlayStation Network service for video games was temporarily unusable after being flooded by an online attack.

    Economists say Fed is on ‘the right track’: survey

    A majority of economists believe the Federal Reserve is doing the right things to help repair the U.S. economy, according to a survey released Monday by the National Association of Business Economists. The survey also showed that a vast majority of economists believe the U.S. economy is at little risk of inflation in the coming years.