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Health care jobs top U.S. News list for 2015

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Health care and technology jobs, both strong components of the Peoria-area market, top the Best Jobs of 2015 list release Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.

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Cat marks 85 years on the NYSE

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600px-Caterpillar logoCaterpillar Inc. Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman rang the opening bell today on the New York Stock Exchange to mark the 85th Read more...

U.S. Workforce Forfeits Billions in Time Off Benefits Annually

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traveleffectAmerican workers permanently lost a total of 169 million days of paid time off across the workforce...

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New OSF Saint Francis leader chosen

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Cruz Michael Pres 2 2014Michael Cruz, MD, will be the next president of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF HealthCare and The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis...

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Cat reports Q3 profit, improves outlook

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600px-Caterpillar logoCaterpillar Inc. overcame flat sales and restructuring costs to post a billion dollar profit in the third quarter, capitalizing on business and geographic diversity to beat Wall Street estimates for the fourth consecutive quarter, the company announced Thursday.

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Cat maintain cash dividend of 70 cents a share

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Caterpillar Inc. will maintain its quarterly cash dividend of 70 cents per share of common stock, the company reported after a vote by its board of directors.

The dividend will be payable Feb. 20, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business Jan. 20, 2015, the company said.

"After reporting third-quarter...

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Halloween spending will be up this year

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halloween-costumes 111759224 1500pxMore costumes than ever will be flying off the shelves as Americans gear up to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year, according to the National Retail Federation.

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Study shows peak online shopping time difference

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peak hoursPeak online shopping times between Black Friday and Cyber Monday varied considerably, according to...

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Cat Foundation invests toward stopping Ebola

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cat foundation logoThe Caterpillar Foundation announced Monday it will invest $1 million toward addressing the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

The Foundation will provide an additional $1 million to the $7.5 million investment already made to The ONE Campaign for its advocacy...

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Economic growth on track as leading index improves again

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conference board logoEconomic growth is expected to continue through the holidays and into the new...

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Cat opens new exhibit at Visitor's Center to honor employees

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Caterpillar-VisitA new exhibit honoring Caterpillar Inc.’s heritage and employees is open at the Caterpillar Visitors Center in downtown Peoria.

The...

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Consumer Reports annual reliability survey is out

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Multi-function, cross-linked infotainment systems and the associated in-car electronics are a growing reliability plague for many automobile brands, according to Consumer Reports 2014...

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Home sales improve again in third quarter

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soldHome sales in the Peoria area continued to improve in the third quarter and local Realtors expect growth to continue into and through the winter, according to the Peoria Area Association of Realtors.

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New hands-on group 'making' things happen

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Cat announces executive retirements, other changes

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600px-Caterpillar logoCaterpillar Inc. announced Friday that two of its group presidents will retire and their replacements will come from the company’s vice president ranks. The moves were approved by Caterpillar’s board of directors.

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Peoria Charter Coach alters train, airport shuttle schedule

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charter busPeoria Charter Coach has adjusted its daily bus schedule times between Peoria, Normal and both Chicago airports, the company announced.

The new schedules include shorter drive times to the airports as the company has discontinued stops in Pontiac and Joliet.

Starting Monday, Nov. 3, the new daily bus shuttle times will correspond with...

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Ameren Corp. increases dividend

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The board of directors of Ameren Corporation. Parent company of Peoria-based Ameren Illinois, has increased the utility company’s quarterly cash dividend.

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Matthews sells majority share of GEM Terrace to Cullinan Properties

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GEMGEM Terrace, the East Peoria office building that sits atop a bluff off Main Street, has gone from one of that city’s top developers to another in a transaction that closed Tuesday night.

Cullinan Properties, lead developer of the Levee District that has transformed downtown East Peoria, has acquired 80 percent of GEM Terrace from EM Properties and...

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Cat maintains dividend rate

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600px-Caterpillar logoCaterpillar Inc. announced today it will maintain its quarterly cash dividend of 70 cents a share, payable Nov. 20 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 20.

"I am pleased to announce...

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Consumer confidence rebounds in October

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conference board logoThe Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had decreased in September,...

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CFOs optimistic about their company's future

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cfo survey logoChief financial officers of North America’s largest companies are significantly optimistic about their...

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