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Chefs to be honored with postal stamps

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julia childThe U.S. Postal...

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Business support for minimum wage increase is growing

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Honda tops auto theft list for 2013

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nicb22A pair of Hondas were the most popular cars on the road in 2013  ̶  for thieves.

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Economic indicators continue to rise

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It's Back to School time! Some facts about this special time of year

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backtoschoolIt’s August, summertime is winding down and vacations are coming to an end, signaling that back-to-school...

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Cat earns national honor from SourceAmerica

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Caterpillar Inc., which has partnered with Community Workshop and Training Center Inc. for more than 50 years, on Friday was named recipient of the Commercial Business Partnership Award from SourceAmerica.

The award recognizes a commercial business that has partnered with an AbilityOne-producing...

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Cat voices support for patent legislation

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Caterpillar Inc. on Thursday expressed its support for a bill that would create laws to help Illinois companies protect their intellectual property and is now awaiting Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature.

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Study reveals business unprepared for future workforce needs

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workforce-2020-hub-ockupBusinesses are facing the most diverse work environment that the world has ever seen with...

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U.S. commercial real estate markets continue recovery, but vulnerability remains

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Daly named to lead regional economic development

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Jennifer Daly, CEO of the Morton Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council for the past six years, will become chief executive office of the Economic Development Council of Central Illinois.

She will begin her new duties Nov. 3, heading up an office that oversees economic development for a five-county central Illinois region, according...

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Civic Center earns national recognition

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pcc logoThe Peoria Civic Center has been named the top convention center in downstate Illinois and ranked number 125 in the country by Trade Show Executive magazine, the Civic Center announced.

The magazine...

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Stressin' 9 to 5: Workplace Pressure May Prompt Employee Resignations

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stresspicAs the nation celebrates Labor Day and pays tribute to the American worker, an increasing number of employees...

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Consumer confidence improves third consecutive month

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consumers9The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index improved for the third consecutive month in July and reached its highest...

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Keurig. Kraft partner on single-serve brands

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keuriglogoKeurig Green Mountain has announced a partnership with Kraft Foods to make the latter's branded coffees —...

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A Bridge to the Future: New trail bridge open to the public

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Majority of shoppers still prefer in-store experience

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There aren't that many items left that we can't order online these days. From low cost knick-knacks to high end automobiles, it's tough to imagine a category that hasn't seen at least some online...

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Consumer spending increased in June, report shows

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consumers7The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index reversed course in June, showing an increase for the month, according to the...

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10 years later, Shoppes at Grand Prairie impact is huge

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shoppesThe Shoppes at Grand Prairie, the shopping center that some city fathers didn’t want and naysayers thought would hurt the local economy, was the catalyst for a near $40 million gain in Home Rule Tax receipts its first decade in existence, according to a Bradley University study.

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Cat reports improved Q2 profit despite lower sales

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600px-Caterpillar logoCiting its ability to execute more efficient operations after reducing costs in several areas, Caterpillar Inc. on Thursday reported it made a higher profit in the second quarter despite slightly lower sales when compared with a year ago.

The company took its feeling of confidence further by improving its profit outlook for the remainder...

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Allegiant to add flights from Peoria to Orlando

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pia3Direct flights from Peoria to Orlando, Florida will soon be available again, according to officials from the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport.

Allegiant Air will begin flying to and from Orlando, home of Disney World, on Mondays and Fridays beginning Nov. 14, said Gene Olson, director of airports. The flights will depart Peoria...

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Downtown venues look for more residential help

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rhythm3The purpose in bringing the USS LST to Peoria was to increase downtown traffic and tourism. With the city failing to get the ship to move from Evansville, Ind., how will the downtown area fare?

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