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Chicago-based Brinks, Gilson & Lione opens office in China

The law firm of Brinks, Gilson & Lione has launched its first oversees office in the Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China.

Citizens Equity First Credit Union offers Masterpass digital wallet

Illinois-based Citizens Equity First Credit Union (CEFCU) is offering its members access to Mastercard's Masterpass digital wallet, which is accepted at millions of locations online, in-stores and in-app.

University of Chicago professor receives Nobel Prize in economics

A professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on Dec. 8 received what could be called the highest professional distinction one can earn: a Nobel Prize in economics.

Sugar Grove firm congratulates employee on professional engineer credential

Upon earning his credential as a professional engineer in the closing days of 2017, Michael Schweisthal, a 2010 graduate of Bradley University, became the 21st licensed engineer employed by Engineering Enterprises Inc.

Retail trade industry Q4 net sales up 4.5%

The retail trade industry’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were up 4.5 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Manufacturing industry Q4 net sales up 6.3%

The manufacturing industry’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were up 6.3 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Fabricated metal products industry Q4 net sales up 3.8%

The fabricated metal products industry’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were up 3.8 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Primary metals industry Q4 net sales up 2.7%

The primary metals industry’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were up 2.7 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Electrical equipment, appliances and components industry Q4 net sales down 0.3%

The electrical equipment, appliances and components industry’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were down 0.3 percent from the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Printing and related support activities industry Q4 net sales down 8.1%

The printing and related support activities industry’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were down 8.1 percent from the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Publishing industries Q4 net sales up 10.2%

The publishing industry's net sales, excluding online publishing in the fourth quarter of 2017 were up 10.2 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Food and beverage stores industry Q4 net sales down 3%

The food and beverage stores industry’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were down 3 percent from the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Plastics and rubber products industry Q4 net sales up 1.7%

The plastics and rubber products industry’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were up 1.7 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Textile mills and textile product mills industry Q4 net sales up 9%

The textile mills and textile product mills industry’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were up 9 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Motor vehicles and parts industry Q4 net sales up 1.1%

The motor vehicles and parts industry’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were up 1.1 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Durable manufacturing industry Q4 net sales up 4.7%

The durable manufacturing industry’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were up 4.7 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Wholesale trade industry Q4 net sales up 7.4%

The wholesale trade industry’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were up 7.4 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Scientific research and development services industry Q4 net sales up 18.3%

The scientific research and development services industry’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were up 18.3 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Information industry Q4 net sales up 5.1%

The information industry’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were up 5.1 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Furniture and related products industry Q4 net sales up 0.6%

The furniture and related products industry’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were up 0.6 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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