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Workshop dispenses help to minority entrepreneurs

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About 50 budding entrepreneurs on Thursday got invaluable advice that could propel them toward opening their own business.

They attended the first Small Business Assistance Workshop for Minority Business Owners and Entrepreneurs at the Gateway Building in downtown Peoria and learned what they need to do to access federal money and resources on their path to opening a...

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Auto leasing reaching all-time highs

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More new vehicles were leased in the first half of 2016 than during the first half of any other year in history, according to the latest  Read more...

More auto recalls; more recall notices being ignored

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Poll: More people than ever feel alienated

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harris poll logoIn the midst of the contentious presidential primary elections, The Harris Poll measured how alienated...

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By the Numbers: Americans WIth Disabilities Act

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census logoOnJuly 26, 1990, PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with...

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Cat sales, profits lower in Q2; further layoffs may result

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600px Caterpillar logoThere were no major surprises in Caterpillar Inc.’s second quarter financial report released on Monday. Sales and revenues were down as were profits. But they were pretty much in line with, and even a little better than, with expectations of the company and the investment community.

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Consumers still frugal after last recession

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Tightfisted. Frugal. Fiscally cautious. Call it what you want, but it's clear that the lingering effects of yesteryear's Great Recession still have U.S. consumers...

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Wealth manager or stock broker? There is a difference

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cypress logoEvery so often we all hear stories about people who suddenly came into a lot of money and, in what amounts to little time, find themselves in bankruptcy court.

The...

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Tourism finding what's Illinois Made

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Hiram Toraason couldn’t keep the grin off his face Wednesdayenjoyillinois3 morning after watching himself on a video shot on behalf of the Illinois Office of Tourism as he did his own brand of magic – making objects of glass in his studio on Evans Street in Peoria.

“I don’t...

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